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Arranging for Success

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with Kerry Marsh, October 15, 3PM ET

  • 15 US dollars
  • Online

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Today's workshop will focus on Kerry’s approach to vocal jazz ensemble arranging, spotlighting the foundational elements of a vocal jazz arrangement that a writer should consider before embarking on the process, and then moving on to showcase examples of specific successful techniques for arranging for educational-level vocal jazz groups. Wherever applicable, Kerry will point out commonalities between arranging for ensembles and for one’s own solo singing repertoire.  Kerry Marsh is a distinguished arranger and publisher with a focus on vocal jazz ensembles. Acclaimed arts critic Terry Teachout has praised Kerry's work, describing his "gorgeous charts, wide-spaced harmonies, and tingling dissonances" as the pinnacle of postmodern vocal group writing. As a highly sought-after commissioned arranger, Kerry's extensive catalog of music is performed globally by some of the top educational vocal and instrumental jazz ensembles. Currently based in Lawrence, Kansas, Kerry is serving as the guest director for The University of Kansas Jazz Singers, and has published over 300 compositions and arrangements on Kerry's background in jazz education is extensive, having spent six years as a faculty member in the jazz studies program at The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley. During his tenure, Kerry directed two advanced vocal jazz ensembles and taught applied jazz voice. Under his guidance, UNC's Vocal Lab and Northern Colorado Voices garnered six Down Beat Magazine Student Music Awards in the Large Graduate Level Vocal Jazz Ensemble category. In collaboration with his wife and musical partner, Julia Dollison, Kerry released his ambitious debut album, Vertical Voices: The Music of Maria Schneider, which earned critical acclaim, including a four-star review in Down Beat Magazine.

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