Music Masters with Dr. Thomas Manuel
CALLING ALL LONG ISLAND MUSIC STUDENTS
Music Masters Mentorship Program
East End Arts is now accepting student applications for the 2020 Music Masters Mentorship Program, an intensive, full scholarship, six-week ensemble workshop opportunity which will be led and mentored by professional Jazz musician, Dr. Thomas Manuel. The program will take place from January 28, 2019 through early March. To apply, high school student musicians must submit an online application including a recorded performance sample.
- Tuesday, January 28
- Tuesday, February 4
- Tuesday, February 11
- (no 2/18)
- Tuesday, February 25
- Tuesday, March 3
A finale performance will be held on Friday, March 6, at a Riverhead-area location to be announced. Of all applications received, a select few will be chosen to participate in the ensemble based upon their performance skills. Program mentor, professional musician Dr. Thomas Manuel is the recent recipient of an endowed Artist in Residence chair within the Jazz department at Stony Brook University. Manuel holds a faculty position with the Stony Brook University Young Artist Program directing their jazz program in residence at the Jazz Loft. The selected students will have the incredible opportunity to work under the tutelage of this professional, and will be given training in professional rehearsal and performance skills. This full scholarship, tuition-free mentorship program allows select students to participate in an ensemble of talent, under the guidance of a music industry professional.
Dr. Thomas Manuel dedicates his professional efforts to both the preservation of Long Island’s jazz history as well as presenting it to future generations. He has taught in the public school system for over a decade, on the collegiate level, and served for many years as a member of the Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Executive Board. In May 2016 Manuel officially opened The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook, NY. As its founder, curator and artistic director Manuel takes pride in this innovative and creative space, which joins jazz performance, jazz preservation and jazz education in celebration of the past, present, and future. Manuel has received several honors for his dedication to the American born art form of Jazz including Stony Brook Universities 40 under 40 Award, several Suffolk Country Proclamations and the 2016 Person of the Year in Brookhaven award from the Times Beacon Record. His most recent endeavor included an educational outreach to Havana, Cuba, collaborating with several top jazz artists, professors, producers and an independent filmmaker.
There is limited spots available so
Or you may contact, Diane Giardi, Director of East End Arts’ School at 631.369.2171
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