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PRESS RELEASE and information...The American Music Group presents a free3-DAY JAZZ WORKSHOPfor New York City high school students, April 6, 7 and 8, 2004Information on application below or MS Word attachment provided. The application is also available on-line at: http://www.americanmusicgroup.org/workshops.htmlPlease make this application and information on the program available to all interested parties. Also please note our upcoming events listed below the application. Feel free to get in touch with any questions.Thanks and Peace!Dennis Mitcheltree, Artistic DirectorAmerican Music Groupreply email: amgorg@pipeline.com

ApplicationAMERICAN MUSIC GROUP 3-DAY JAZZ WORKSHOPGreenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, New York CityTuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 6, 7 & 8, 2004 (over Spring Recess)  10am-3pmThe American Music Group, in collaboration with the Greenwich House Music School, is presenting a free 3-day Jazz Workshop for selected NYC high school jazz students. The workshop will focus on many areas of jazz performance, composition and the life of being a jazz musician. Teachers for the workshop include saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree and piano, bass, drums and brass specialists. Students will work on a variety of areas involving jazz performance for 4 hours each of the 3 days. There will be a final recording of the group that will be given to participants at the end of the workshop.APPLICANTS: Must be a current New York City high school student (grade 9-12) involved in jazz performance. 3 saxophone/woodwind, 3 brass, 1 piano, 1 drums and 1 bass student will be chosen from the pool of applicants. Applicants must be able to attend all 3 days.REQUIREMENTS: 1. Students must send in this completed application.2. A short musical resume.3. A letter of recommendation with contact information from a musical mentor or teacher. 4. An audio tape or CD of the applicant performing in the jazz idiom is required. Any jazz idiom is acceptable, it should be an idiom that applicant is interested in and preferably showcase improvisation by the applicant.The American Music Group must receive applicant materials by 5pm Thursday, March 4, 2004. Applicants will be notified by Friday, March 19, 2004 if they have been accepted for the program. Notification will be by email, telephone or post.Piano, bass amplifier and drum set will be provided. All other participants must bring their own instruments. Lunch break will be from noon-1pm each day, students must provide their own lunch and transportation to and from the Greenwich House Music School.Name Address                                             City          State Zip Code Email                                              Telephone Instrument                                       NYC High School Applicants must send this application along with all required materials to:American Music Group285 Fifth Avenue #209Brooklyn NY 11215Application must be received by 5pm Thursday, March 4, 2004.This application can be downloaded at www.americanmusicgroup.org/workshops.htmlQuestions? Contact:American Music Group 285 Fifth Avenue #209 Brooklyn NY 11215917.498.9100    amgorg@pipeline.com    www.americanmusicgroup.org

UPCOMING AMERICAN MUSIC GROUP EVENTSFridays, 2/20/04-3/12/04Project "See Music"Arts in Education Program, created for student development in the fields of Music, Art and American History. At IS 187 Junior High School in Brooklyn, NYCTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 6, 7 & 8, 2004New York City 3-Day Jazz Workshop A free 3 day Jazz workshop for 9 selected New York City high school students will be held at the Greenwich House Music School.For more information about this project and to inquire about the enrolment process please contact:Dennis Mitcheltree at (917) 498-9100 or email to amgorg@pipeline.comPavel Bez at 917-601-3414 or email to pb@americanmusicgroup.org DOWNLOAD APPLICATION at http://www.americanmusicgroup.org/workshops.htmlFriday, 5/21/04, 8:00 PMDennis Mitcheltree Trio Original Jazz by AMG Trio at Renee Weiler Concert Hall with special guests.At the Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, NYC Admission $10 For additional information please call GHMS at (212) 242-4770Friday, 6/11/04, 8:00 PMInfluences: Woody Shaw AMG Sextet performance of original arrangements of compositions by Woody Shaw with special guest master musicians. Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYCTickets $15212.247.7800www.carnegiehall.org Friday, 6/25/04NYC Independent Summer Study Music Workshops A free workshop for student musicians who will receive a donation of instruments for summer study by The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. At the PS2 Elementary School in China Town, NYCSeptember 2004American Music Group QuartetOriginal Jazz by AMG QuartetBrooklyn NY, TBAOctober 2004American Music Group DuoOriginal piano & voice music by AMG DuoBrighton Beach Recreation CenterBrooklyn NY, TBA