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  1. High School and College
    Hey! I'm currently a senior in high school and have been doing my research on various different colleges to apply to. I am a Nevada resident, so my first thought was to apply immediately to UNLV as their jazz program seems to be really good. I also applied to UNR as well, as it's also one of...
  2. High School and College
    Hello Reader, Once September is reached, I will be a Junior in High School (Grade 11), and I'm not exactly sure if this year or the next year is the best time to audition for a college that mainly focuses on music, or its music program. My first choice is the Berklee College of Music in Boston...
  3. High School and College
    Hey all, Here's a video of some of my students and their high school band playing their opener- "Straight No Chaser" from the Buddy Rich library. I privately teach 5 of the 6 saxes in the band. Video is from the Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival this year, where they won 1st...
  4. High School and College
    Hey Im Chris, Im a senior in high school, and I play the baritone saxophone. I applied to Berklee and New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. I did really well in my Berklee audition and they gave me a full tuition scholarship and they nominated me for a presidential (i have to submit extra...
  5. High School and College
    I'm a high school senior who has so far been accepted to the music schools of Berklee, UNT, Texas Tech, Baylor, and SMU. I just wanted some information on which school(s) would be a strong pick. Completely lost on which road to take here. Are any of these schools' acceptances worth getting...
  6. Tips and Techniques
    Using your ears is a highly overlooked skill in today’s jazz education landscape. So many books, so little emphasis on listening — both to great recordings AND to the people you’re playing with. In this candid interview Cyrus discusses some very important topics every musician will benefit from...
  7. High School and College
    I bet you've faced at least one tough decision concerning your future. One of the toughest can be deciding where to go to college. I'm often asked if Berklee is worth the price tag. One of our members is facing decision time and writes… “I was accepted to Berklee last year and deferred. In...
  8. High School and College
    I'm a high school Junior and I'm pretty set on going into jazz, not sure exactly what yet. So I've been looking at this, and I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with it. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  9. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    For years I thought I'd lost the master recording for this awesome session, but YESTERDAY I found it!!! Check it out! I was a senior at Berklee College of Music when I recorded this. I've also included in the download a bonus track from my 55 Bar show this January, featuring Keith Carlock...
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