Education

Masterclasses – traditional masterclass for guitarists and/or clarinetists of all levels.

Ensemble Coaching – coaching of any ensemble of any instrumentation in a masterclass setting.

Composition Seminar – As part of a University Residency, Jâca offers a hands-on experience with composition students, complete with pre-visit video consultations and an in-class read-through and feedback session with student composers’ works.  Guitar, Clarinet, or Guitar/Clarinet duos welcome.

Lectures – See Lectures section.

Lectures / Webinars

“Cultural Appreciation in Classical Music” – Jâca discusses the importance of recognizing influences and contributions of cultures and musics around the world in a Western European Classical music context. This lecture includes discussion of some historically important Classical music composers and how they were influenced by musics around the world, contemporary composers who are taking a multicultural approach to classical music, and the performer’s role in respectfully approaching the music of many cultures.

“The ‘Why’ in Music” – Jâca discusses the importance of adding meaning to music and using it as a tool for social change in various capacities and shares their experience discovering a deeper level of meaning behind the music they perform, including topics of promoting multiculturalism and cultural exchange.

“Launching a Career in Classical Music” – Many classical musicians spend so much time in the practice room they find themselves unprepared for the real world when they finish their schooling.  Jâca discusses the many different options and paths to success for musicians in an increasingly competitive and changing world.

Outreach

Jam with Jâca – Jâca invites anyone from the community to bring their instruments and join them in a participatory music-making experience! After a brief lesson/workshop, attendees will improvise percussion, rhythm, or melody along with Jâca for three different “jam sessions” from three different cultures!

School Concert/Demo – 30 min-1 hr performance at any K-12 school. Performance includes music from cultures around the world presented with educational information about music, culture, and multiculturalism.

Hospital Visits (kids or adults) – Jâca will visit a hospital or care facility in the community and offer a group performance or individual visits to different rooms.