JMI Alumnus Interview with Katie Randall
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“This is one of the first jazz curriculums that addresses the entire fundamental range of jazz styles; from New Orleans to Bebop to Modern, it’s all there. Dan Quigley has developed a template that should be followed by schools who are serious about the study and performance of jazz music”
“The curriculum that has been developed by the Jazz Music Institute is absolutely one of the most comprehensive and in depth programs that we have ever seen. It sets a new standard for addressing the fundamentals of all jazz styles.”
“My days at JMI were exciting and invigorating. The environment you’ve created there is working beautifully for the students. Due to your small size, every student is known by each and every faculty member and receives continuous personal mentorship – which is not possible at a large institution. The JMI classroom and performance space “incubator” reminds me of my days on Woody Herman’s band, traveling every day on the bus, surrounded by great, more experienced musicians, seriously listening, discussing and playing music night and day. JMI is that kind of growth environment and it shows in the competency of your graduates. Congratulations on seeing your vision come to fruition; continued success in the future.”
“I think JMI is a fantastic Jazz Course. A top notch, well thought out programme and curriculum firmly rooted in Jazz tradition but with openness to today’s musical climate. The tutors and staff are fantastic and are some of Australia’s finest musicians and educators and are really dedicated to what they do. Its a Family atmosphere: you really get that feeling of community and friendliness, but also a sense of their serious commitment to provide an excellent foundational musical education in jazz. JMI regularly promotes and features visiting artists, and they keep ‘fresh’ with their attitude of openness to what’s going on in and around Australia. I think the course is simply great, and highly recommend it to anyone considering a future in music.”
“At Jazz Music Institute, daily immersion in nearly every aspect of the jazz experience culminates in a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance that provides graduates with a competitive edge in the professional music scene. A top shelf faculty helps JMI students build comprehensive skill sets in a practical, hands-on environment. Highly recommended.”
“I believe the course has no peer in Australia… I believe JMI to be a “real world” educator. So many other educational facilities fail to prepare their students for survival beyond the academic world and even though the students graduate, the system has failed them. Jazz Music Institute clearly confronts this task and I applaud their efforts and offer them my highest recommendation.”
“The course meets international standards that I am familiar with from my extensive teaching activities in schools and conservatories around the world which I encounter in my capacity as the Artistic Director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz.”
“I recently visited the JMI to critic student Jazz ensembles. I was very impressed not only with many of the student’s performances but also the well-planned curriculum and outstanding faculty on hand. The atmosphere at the school was phenomenally supportive and encouraging with faculty and students alike creating the ideal learning environment for Jazz and other forms of improvised music.”
“I was very pleased to participate in the ‘concert performance practice’ class at the JMI studio, which very cleverly emulates a ‘club’ setting. The small ensembles were many and varied and included several examples of players exhibiting great potential! An over-all high standard of playing, which clearly bears testimony to the high standard of teaching.
The students presented as being enthusiastic, open-minded, willing to learn and take direction. Well done JMI – the course and the students do you great credit!