ALL CITY JAZZ MISSOULA

The Missoula All-City Jazz Ensembles is a non-profit organization which was founded in 2017 to provide an opportunity for area high school musicians to work on their skills in an improvisation format separate from their existing high school band programs. The organization is now available to provide an education experience to high school & middle school students throughout the Missoula community. 

The All-City season begins in October and runs through May. 

 

 

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OUR MISSION

The mission of this program is to provide other opportunities in a creative experience for instrumental students through jazz instruction. The methods that are employed to help enrich the students will be improvisation, creative literature, masterclasses, workshops, and performances with nationally acclaimed musicians. The musical and leadership skills gained can then be shared with their own school programs. These groups will rehearse weekly and perform 2-3 times per academic year.

Register for Summer Band and Jazz Camps at the University of Montana Here

https://www.umt.edu/music/festivals-and-camps/summer-music-camps/band-and-jazz-camps/default.php

 
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WELCOME!

  

 

On behalf of the Missoula All-City Program and our staff I would like to thank you for your interest and support of this wonderful program. The All-City Jazz Program and our student ensembles for middle school and high school musicians are here to help our wonderful educators and student musicians; bringing confidence, musical growth and student leadership to our community. Students in this program will have an opportunity to work with the region’s finest educators and musicians.

The mission of the Missoula All-City Jazz program is to provide additional improvisation and other creative experiences for instrumental students through jazz education. The musical and leadership skills gained can then be shared with his/her/their music program. These groups rehearse weekly and costs are very reasonable for this educational opportunity. The All-City season begins in the fall and runs through May.

If you have any questions about the Missoula All-City program or would like to donate to this exceptional experience, please feel free to contact me at any time. 

Thanks for your support of jazz education on our community.

Looking forward,

Rob

 

From success stories about our students and faculty members to program updates and events, our site makes it easy for you to stay informed about the latest happenings. Read the latest stories below.

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STAFF

Rob Tapper-Director

Associate Professor of Trombone and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Montana where he coordinates the UM Jazz Festival, the UM Jazz Artist Series, four big bands, seven small groups, an undergraduate Jazz Degree and the trombone studio. A relentless advocate for music education, Rob initiated the Spokane All-City Jazz Program for middle school and high school musicians in 2001 and is still thriving.

Naomi Siegel

Trombonist and composer Naomi Moon Siegel has “crafted a truly unique aesthetic, combining elements of straight ahead, fusion and modern jazz with world-music flavors in a way that sounds entirely of the 21st century” (JAZZIZ). A recipient of the Montana Arts Council Artist Innovation Award and Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award, she has released two albums as a bandleader to critical acclaim. Siegel is a member of Syrinx Effect and Wayne Horvitz’s ensembles.

As an educator she facilitates workshops on improvisation and social justice in music, aiming to build awareness around toxic norms in jazz while working towards systemic shifts in our music culture. 

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CONNECTING ART, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION, ADVOCACY,
AND CELEBRATION.

DONATE TODAY!
Your tax deductible donation will enrich the lives of the students we serve and improve the quality of life in our community. Please remit donations to:
ARTS MISSOULA PO BOX 7662 MISSOULA, MT 59807
Thank you for your support of Missoula’s young jazz musicians!

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FALL 2022 INFORMATION



-REGISTRATION-

Middle School

Register by October 17th 

Rehearsals start in November 

High School

Register by October 5th 

Rehearsals start end of October 



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FIRST YEAR ORIENTATION HIGHLIGHTS

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CONTACT

Rob Tapper

509-280-2284

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