UN International Jazz Day 2022

International Schools Association

10th November

UN International
Jazz Day

It is with great pleasure that Agora Madrid International School hosts this year’s UN International Jazz Day. The event will be held entirely online and participating schools will see that there is a wide range of opportunities in both English and Spanish for students aged 9 and upwards.

Organiser/s:

Agora Madrid International School

J. Daniel García Martínez

Secondary Coordinator

General Goals

Jazz as an art form holds special significance in the calendar of events organized by the United Nations and ISA proudly recognises this, The goal of this event is to explore Music, History, Sociology and to unite students across borders through the language of Music.

Specific Goals

  1. Students will engage in up to four different online workshops with well known names from the world of Jazz, as well as performance opportunities.
  2. The workshops will focus on particular techniques used in Jazz music and the history of jazz as a unique art form.

Programme

Following a brief opening ceremony on the day itself, participants will be invited to enter one of the digital platforms or “rooms” hosted by a wide range of well known names in the world of Music and Jazz in particular :

09:00h - History of Jazz (Primary)

By Carolina Becerra

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The age range for this workshop is from 15 upwards, it will be held in English. Anyone who does not have a command of the guitar will be more than welcome as an audience member.

09:50h - Jam Session (Primary)

By Carolina Becerra

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This workshop will be held in in Spanish by Isabel López, conductor of the Woman’s Symphonic Orchestra of Madrid.

10:40h - History of Jazz (Secondary)

By Amaia Arieta-Araunabeña

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This will be coordinated by our Primary Music Teacher, Carolina Becerra between all participating schools where children from 9 until 12 years old will be assigned a group in which counterparts from different countries will connect through videocall platforms from now until the 13th May and work on one of the principal Elements of Jazz (Rhythm, Melody, Instrumentation…) : this work will culminate in an online webinar presentation through English where they will share interesting facts, findings and knowledge with all the groups.

12:00h - Jam Session (Secondary)

By Amaia Arieta-Araunabeña

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This pre-recorded video tutorial in Spanish will be hosted by Inma Mira and shared with all participating schools, including families, teachers and students.

12:50h - Master Class (live) - "Sax, the soul of jazz"

By Txema Cariñena

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This will be the final event where absolutely anyone (with prior notice of intention to participate) can perform a jazz piece through song and/or instrumental offering so that we can celebrate the wonder of a real Jazz Session, the universal language of Music. As such all languages will be welcome.

15:00h - Master Class (recorded) "El canto en el jazz"

By Inma Mira

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This will be the final event where absolutely anyone (with prior notice of intention to participate) can perform a jazz piece through song and/or instrumental offering so that we can celebrate the wonder of a real Jazz Session, the universal language of Music. As such all languages will be welcome.

15:50h - Jam Session online - "Around the globe"

By Isabel López

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This will be the final event where absolutely anyone (with prior notice of intention to participate) can perform a jazz piece through song and/or instrumental offering so that we can celebrate the wonder of a real Jazz Session, the universal language of Music. As such all languages will be welcome.

Speakers

Carolina Becerra

Graduate in Music Education Teaching at the Complutense University of Madrid (2001). More than 13 years of experience as a teacher of music, Spanish language and mathematics in kindergarten, primary and secondary school.

Amaia Arieta-Araunabeña

An artist with extensive professional and teaching experience, she is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Teaching at the International University of Valencia, while she teaches violin and music in Secondary School at Agora Madrid International School, among other artistic activities.

Txema Cariñena

Currently in the musical COMPANY by Antonio Banderas and music teacher at the International Baccalaureate specialized in Performing Arts at Sing and Dance Project Víctor Ullate and Agora Madrid International School

Inma Mira

She is currently participating in the musical “The Madison Bridges” at the Gran Vía in Madrid.

Isabel López

Orchestra Conductor born in Madrid, she studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. She finished with the highest qualification, obtaining the titles of Superior Professor of Orchestra Conducting, Superior Professor of Solfeggio, Music Theory, Transposition and Accompaniment, Professor of Harmony, Counterpoint, Composition and Instrumentation and Professor of Piano, Master of Orchestra and Choir Conducting, Master of Music Management and Promotion.

How to Participate

Confirm interest by emailing Daniel García at daniel.garcia@agoraism.com or by filling the following form

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