Engagements

Chris at Piano

2017

January 19-20, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Creativity and Improvisation in Instrumental Music
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
Paul Doerksen
doerksenp@duq.edu

February 8-11, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Practical Guide to Improvisation in Band, Orchestra, & Chorus
Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Conference
San Antonio, TX
Frank Coachman, TMEA Deputy Director
https://www.tmea.org/conventions/2017

February 12, 2017
Concert Performance, Mark Kellogg’s Recital
Christopher Azzara, piano with Danny Ziemann, bass & Eric Metzgar, drums
Faculty Artist Series
Eastman School of Music
Hatch Recital Hall
http://eastmantheatre.org/events/fas-spring2017-kellogg/

March 9-11, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Keynote: Creativity: The Heart of Music Teaching and Learning
3 Sessions: Teaching Improvisation: 6 Key Elements and 7 Skills; Learning to Read and Compose: Music Literacy Beyond the Page; Assessing Improvisation: Assessing Student Learning
Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference
Boston, MA
Michele Holt
micheleholt1@gmail.com

April 22-29, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Workshops and Sessions
Harker School
San Jose, CA
David Hart

April 26, 2017
Christopher Azzara, piano
Cafe Pink House
Saratoga, CA
with Dave Hart, Trumpet; Ivor Holloway, Tenor Saxophone;
Josh Thurston-Milgrom, Bass; Jason Lewis, Drums

May 12-19, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Developing Musicianship through Improvisation Classes
Hochschule für Musik
Freiburg, Germany

May 18, 2017
Christopher Azzara, piano
Concert Performance
Hochschule für Musik
Freiburg, Germany
with Danny Ziemann, bass; Dany Schay, drums

June 16, 2017
Christopher Azzara, piano
Concert Performance with Trombonanza
with Mark Kellogg, Jim Martin, Aaron Eckert
Eckert’s Summer Concerts
Belleville, IL
http://www.eckerts.com/free-summer-concert-series/

July 10-14, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Instrumental Methods and Techniques
Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
Gordon College
Wenham, MA
Sandra Doneski
Sandra.Doneski@gordon.edu

July 17-28, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Instrumental Methods and Techniques
Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
Sylvie Beaudette
sbeaudette@esm.rochester.edu

August 1, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Concert Performance and Improvisation Workshop
Eastman Summer Trombone Institute
with Mark Kellogg, Jim Martin, Catie Hickey, & Norman Bolter
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
Sylvie Beaudette
sbeaudette@esm.rochester.edu

September 14-15, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Creativity and Music Literacy
Plano Independent School District
Professional Development
Plano, TX
Jeremy Kondrat
jeremy.kondrat@pisd.edu

October 2, 2017
Concert Performance, Mark Kellogg’s Recital
Christopher Azzara, piano
       with Jeff Campbell, bass; Eric Metzgar, drums
Faculty Artist Series
Eastman School of Music
Hatch Recital Hall

October 6-12, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
Hochschule für Musik and Theater
Hamburg, Germany
Hochschule für Musik
Mannheim, Germany
Almuth Süperkrüb
almuth@sueberkrueb.de

November 4, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH
Dr. Herbert Marshall
hmarshal@bw.edu

November 7, 2017
Christopher Azzara
Improvisation and Music Literacy
Professional Development Workshop
Waltham Public Schools
Waltham, MA

November 30-December 3, 2017
Christopher Azzara
2 Sessions:
Practical Guide to Improvisation
Prioritizing Musicianship in Music Teaching and Learning
New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference
Rochester Convention Center
Rochester,NY
https://www.nyssma.org

2018

July 16-20, 2018
Christopher Azzara
Instrumental Methods and Techniques
Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
Gordon College
Wenham, MA
Sandra Doneski
Sandra.Doneski@gordon.edu

July 23-August 3, 2018
Christopher Azzara
Instrumental Methods and Techniques
Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
Sylvie Beaudette
sbeaudette@esm.rochester.edu