Program Details

Music is My Time Machine: A Celebration of the Music of George Gershwin!

Courtney Jones
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Course Description

Experience an evening of music conveyed to you through a collaborative consort of visual and aural performance. As a musician who transcends stylistic boundaries, "...he's like a silk-thread that weaves through the music to create a perfect evening of entertainment.," Dr. Courtney Jones presents an innovative approach to performance practice while exploring visual aesthetics and theatrics to enhance solo concerts with the help of Gershwin and more...this is an experience not to be missed!

About the Instructor

  • The newest directions in 21st Century trumpet performance are being explored and defined by Courtney Jones, DMA, an award-winning Yamaha solo performing and recording artist who has also emerged as a leading figure in contemporary performance, chamber conducting, pedagogy, and service to inner-city youth through music outreach programs. Jones is in high demand as a clinician and adjudicator while transcending stylistic boundaries performing throughout North America and Internationally. In addition to his solo performance career, he has performed with the Golden States Pop Orchestra, the Southeast Symphony Orchestra, the Macao Orchestra (China), the Pasadena Orchestra, the Debut Orchestra, the Inspiravi Chamber Orchestra, the Orchid City Brass Band, the Oslo Philharmonic (Norway), the Long Beach Opera, the Chamber Singers of Iowa City, the Salt-River Brass Band, and is currently principal trumpet of the Gateways Brass Collective. His feature film and television credits include music performed for Glee, Notes from Dad, Cougar Town, and Criminal Minds. Jones completed his Doctor of Musical Arts and taught at UCLA, served as Visiting Professor of Trumpet at the University of Iowa, Lecturer of Music at Columbus State University, and is currently the Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Artistic Director of Jazz and Chamber Ensembles at Florida Atlantic University.

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