Monday, September 21, 2015

Music Education Monday:
Master classes with Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis is known not only as a trumpet player, composer, and bandleader, but also as a strong advocate for jazz education.

As the artistic head of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis (pictured) has overseen the development of a number of educational programs for the institution, but he also gets involved personally in teaching when the opportunity arises.

And so, for today's installment of Music Education Monday, here's a chance to check out videos of a couple of master classes with Marsalis.

The first was recorded in 2013 for HBO Family's series YoungArts Masterclass, and follows Marsalis through the process of coaching three young musicians as they prepare for a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The second video was recorded earlier this year at the Center of Arts of Morelos in Morelos, Mexico, and while the translation of Marsalis' remarks and the students' questions does slow the pace of the presentation a bit, it also allows more time to ponder the significance of the trumpeter's comments, which can be a good thing, right?

You can see both videos after the jump...

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