SLAM ROCK

"The Salt Lake Academy is committed to providing the highest quality jazz music education and opportunities to connect and empower the youth with the essence of jazz. Our goal is to inspire artistic and intellectual growth through the diversity of the genre, improvising connections between jazz and rock, funk and hip-hop. Our emphasis on communication and creative collaboration is designed to refine musical technique, build individual confidence, and cultivate lasting relationships with aspiring performers. Students will work with professional jazz artists in individual lessons, small ensembles, recording and live performances statewide."

 

- Terence Hansen, Rock Programs Director

Terence Hansen, SLAM Rock Director
Terence Hansen has served as Rock Program Director with Steve since 2005.   Terence has been performing his compositions, standards, and classics to audiences in the USA and Europe using tapping technique on two guitars simultaneously (while singing). Terence has shared the stage with Robert Palmer, Keith Urban, Jennifer Batten, Gary Hoey, Neil Zaza, Bumblefoot, as well as headlining festivals in Germany, Holland, and England.  

Learn more about Terence Hansen here.

ROCK PROGRAMS

Lessons Program • Ages 7-18  
2021-2022 School Year

30, 45, 60-minute weekly lesson
 

VOCALS • KEYBOARDS • GUITAR • BASS • DRUMS
Tuition from $150/mo for weekly 30-minute private lessons • Ask us about sliding scale scholarships!

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Performance Program • Ages 18 and younger                      
2021-2022 School Year: 
2-hrs/wk • quarterly shows • festivals

Submit video:   Before August 10.               SCROLL DOWN FOR THE AUDITION SIGN-UP FORM

Live auditions:  8/14, 10 am at SLAM.           Program term:  Sep 6, 2021 - Aug 30, 2022
Day/Time:         Monday 4- 6 pm and Tuesdays 6-8 pm with more sessions being added as those fill        

Performances: Quarterly + Summer Fsetivals

Tuition              $1,800/yr or $200/mo         ​Scholarships:   Please call to apply!
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SIGN-UP FORM

Recording Program • Ages 11-18

2021-2022 School Year

Student engineer/producers learn to track, mix and master recordings .
Student musicians learn to track their parts correctly.


Coming in August 2022

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SLAM ROCK TEAM

Georgi Petrov   Guitar

Georgi Petrov is a diversely skilled Bulgarian-born musician, producer, and recording artist who left New Orleans to make SLC his home during the 2020 pandemic.

Georgi holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from the University of New Orleans and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Music from Lawrence University.


You can learn more about Georgi here.

Joe Chisholm  Trombone

Joe holds a Masters degree in jazz studies and trombone performance.  

Tyler Webb  Trumpet

Tyler Webb is a trumpeter, pianist, and composer who found early recognition as  a semi-finalist for the National Trumpet Competition at age 14 and went on to be a soloist in the Jazz Band of America, and has performed six Europe, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, and all across the United States, reaching Carnegie Hall at the age of 16.

 

He has performed and recorded with Jeff Coffin, Randy Brecker, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Felix Pastorius, Wayne Bergeron, Poncho Sanchez, and more. Tyler shares the joy  of music e through performing and teaching.

Chris Petty  Drums/Mallets/Electronic Music

Chris holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music in Electronic Production and Design. It was through the electronic production program at Berklee that Chris discovered a passion for music production, electronic music, synthesis, sound design, and music technology. He loves working with music technology and creating new systems for musical expression using hardware and software controllers.

Aidan Woodward  Acoustic/ Electric Bass

Aidan Woodward is an active jazz, bluegrass, rock, pop and funk bassist who received his degree from the jazz program at Snow College.

Chris Shemwell  Drums/Electronic Music

Chris is a drummer, producer, and visual artist born in Salt Lake. He received his Bachelor's of Music from Berklee School of Music in Electronic Production & Design.

 

Since graduating, Chris has been giving back to the music community at SLAM produce local artists, and to advance the art of rhythm and music technology.

JD Roulliard  Piano

JD started playing piano when he was 4, and has worked as a performing musician since age 17. He plays keyboards and sings in jazz, blues, and pop-influenced groups around the greater SLC area.JD studied at Westminster College and is passionate about performance and education.

Nick Zunkowski  Saxophones & Clarinet

Nick Zunkowski is a Saxophonist and Guitarist who earned his undergraduate degree in Commercial Music from Snow College.

 

Nick studied with renowned saxophonists such as Patrick Cornelius and Chase Baird, since then Nick has been an active performer in the Utah music scene.

Stage in Lights

ROCK, POP & BLUES PERFORMANCE PROGRAM AUDITION INFO

Inquiries and video submissions will be accepted from July 21-August 21st, 2021

To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.

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AUDITION GUIDELINES
 

1.    Choose ONE jazz composition using THE BLUES FORM
     
Examples Include: “Blue Trane,” “Vierd Blues,” “Straight, No Chaser,” “Sandu,” “The Turnaround,” etc.
 

  • Perform 4 CHORUSES TOTAL:
    TWO Choruses of improvisation

  • ONE Chorus of melody 

  • ONE Chorus of melody

    Preference will be given to students who memorize the melody

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  • 2.   Sight Reading
          
    You will be given an excerpt of a big band chart and a tempo, and asked to perform after reviewing the music. for one minute


    3.   Scales: Be prepared to perform one or more Major Scale (one octave)
     

Special Notes: 
 

Guitarists and Pianists: Be prepared to perform an additional chorus of chordal accompaniment. 

Bassists: Be prepared to perform an additional chorus of walking bass lines and/or patterned accompaniment based upon the style of the selection chosen. 

Drummers: Both melodies should be presented as orchestrations on the drum kit. Be prepared to demonstrate grooves in swing, bossa, Afro Cuban, straight 8th, funk and ballad styles.


Students will be evaluated along the following criteria:


(1) technique, (2) articulation, (3) intonation, (4) pulse and (5) musical interpretation.

Should students have a question regarding selecting repertoire, need help accessing lead sheets or require any further assistance please contact their primary lesson instructor and/or Dr. Petrucelli at jazz@slamslc.org.

 

SLAM is Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program grant recipient.

Music School Rock Jazz Blues Classical Recording Lessons

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