Jazz In Southern Europe: 5 Case Studies

presenter: Lynn Baker, University of Denver, USA

This article arises from an interest in understanding the various ways that schools of jazz in Southern Europe engaged in various partnership relationships. Of particular interest are arrangements between public and private educational institutions, private educational institutions and for-profit venues, and non-degree granting and degree granting institutions.

The following schools were selected for study: Jazz and Modern Music Department, Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon, Portugal, Escola Superior De Musica De Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, MusicTime Music School, Milan, Italy, Siena Jazz National Jazz Academy, Siena, Italy, and Kunst Uni Graz Jazz Department.

The organization of each case study is divided into four parts; General Information (concerning the type of institution, administrative/faculty/staff number, student numbers, tuition, etc.), Curriculum and Teaching Methods, Program Focus, and Challenges observed by the interlocutor. The body of the talk will consist of observations and conclusions drawn from the studies.

Lynn Baker