CURRENT STUDENTS: Our program for area music students (grades 8 to 12) resumes in December, with auditions in November. Please consider joining us!
FORMER STUDENTS: The VJC Alumni Band resumes in May, working toward a concert performance in Ravenscroft Hall in late June. Learn more HERE!
EDUCATORS: Check out our new Flexible Instrumentation Big Band charts, released by VJC Publications. You can listen to most of these publications HERE on the VJC YouTube channel. We've also revived our JEN25 coupon code from back in January. Use that code at checkout to receive 25% off every VJC Publications purchase through May 31st!
VJC ZOOM HANG
ABOUT the VJC Zoom Hang
To encourage meaningful social contact during this time of separation, the Valley Jazz Cooperative has developed opportunities for groups of VJC students—and program alums—to meet through Zoom. These online Hangs are intended to be more social in nature and are not focused on traditional music education. (Educational opportunities for VJC students will continue to be offered through one-on-one Zoom lessons and programs dedicated to special topics.)
Launched during the first week of May 2020
VJC Zoom Hangs meet weekly on Saturdays and twice a month on Wednesdays, following this format:
Saturday Social – Each Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., any interested VJC students and program alums will meet through Zoom simply to reconnect, catch up, and talk about music, current events, or anything else that springs to mind.
Midweek Musicale – On the first and third Wednesday of each month, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., any interested VJC students and program alums will have Zoom meetings to listen to and talk about music together. There will be themes for most Wednesdays (such as film music or fusion & electroacoustic jazz or the exploration of a single, historically-significant album), but the discussions will develop and flow freely.
VJC Director Russell Schmidt will be on hand to moderate VJC Zoom Hangs and support student discussions. Current and former VJCers are encouraged to join in; alums may need to contact Russ to get a Zoom link for each session.
Please note: This page provides information about the online Hang offered through Zoom. If you are interested in learning more about the traditional VJC Hang (which will return to the schedule once live, in-person VJC rehearsals can resume), please click here.
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