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Lebanon Jazz Workshop

July 1, 2017 - July 7, 2017

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Lebanon Jazz Workshop Schedule

Saturday, 1 July 2017

11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Placement Auditions

Registration – FAAD Building, NDU Campus, Zouk Mosbeh, Level -3 Music Rooms

This is where you will receive your information for the workshop, including registration, jazz theory placement and auditions.  Please complete the personal Information Sheet.

Complete the Jazz Theory Placement

Complete the jazz theory placement while waiting for your instrumental placement audition. Please do your own work so we can place you in the right level for you and finish the Jazz Theory Placement before your placement audition. You can look at the Aebersold materials that are for sale in the foyer.

Complete Your Instrumental Audition – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday, 1 July

Please take your completed Jazz Theory Placement to your placement audition. Signs will be posted in the Registration Area to tell you what room to go to for your audition.

Placement Auditions are based on a first-come, first-serve basis. So if there is a line, you can take advantage of the time to fill out your personal Information Sheet and complete your Jazz Theory Placement.

Auditions must be completed before 3:00 PM, Saturday afternoon, 1 July.


Sunday – 2 July 2017

  • 8:00 am –   9:30 am Late Registration and Audition Results posted
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am Welcome to NDU – Issam Ferres
  • Rest of the day same as Monday – Thursday (see below)


Monday – Thursday 2 – 6 July

  •  9:30 am – 11:00 am 
Jazz Master Classes
  • 11:15 am –   1:00 pm Jazz Combos
  •  1:00 pm –   2:00 pm Lunch
  •  2:00 pm –   3:00 pm Jazz Improvisation Classes
  •  3:15 pm –   4:45 pm Big Bands
  •  5:00 pm –   5:30 pm Faculty Jazz Concerts


Friday 7 July

  •  9:30 am –11:00 am Big Bands Sound Check
  • 11:15 am –  1:00 pm Jazz Combos Sound Check
  •  1:00 pm –  2:30 pm Lunch
  •  2:30 pm –  3:30 pm Awards Ceremony
  •  3:30 pm –  4:00 pm String Ensemble Sound Check
  •  4:15 pm –  5:00 pm Vocal Jazz Sound Check
  •  5:00 pm –  5:45 pm Snacks, prepare for concert
  • 6:00 pm –  CONCERT

 Additional 2017 Jazz Workshop Information

The 2017 Lebanon Jazz Workshop is the only jazz workshop held on an annual basis in the Middle East. This year we are proud to have international jazz artists / educators from the United States, Thailand, Italy, Spain, Cyprus and Lebanon.

The workshop is open to all individuals, regardless of age or ability, on most instruments (please check the online application for instrument list). Courses taught will include Jazz Improvisation / Jazz Theory, Jazz Master Classes, Jazz Combos, Jazz Big Bands, plus Faculty Concerts each day.

The final concert featuring all the Lebanon Jazz Workshop groups will be on Saturday, July 7, at 6:00 pm. The concert is open to the public at no charge at the Bechara el Rahi Theater, NDU Campus, Louaize.

Registration Fee for the Workshop is $175, which includes the 2017 Lebanon Jazz Workshop t-shirt and the Lebanon Jazz Workshop Certificate.


Registration and Auditions

Saturday 1 July 2017, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh, in the Faculty of Architecture Arts and Design (FAAD) Building, Level -3 Music Rooms.

Classes begin on Sunday 2 July at 9:00 am, in the FAAD Building, NDU Campus. Audition results will be posted on Sunday morning, at 8:00 am.

Dorms are available at NDU at a minimal charge. For more details or questions on the 2017 Lebanon Jazz Workshop please contact:

Mr Antoine Rayess, 03-737-821

Mr. Serghei Bolun, 070-371-957  

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lebanonjazzworkshop/

Website: www.lebanonjazzworkshop.com

The 2017 Lebanon Jazz Workshop is the only jazz workshop held on an annual basis in the Middle East. 

This year we are proud to have international jazz artists/educators from the United States, Thailand, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, and Lebanon

Download the pdf here




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