Lectures

All Lecture programs listed below require additional fees

Women in Jazz
Discussion of the role of women as jazz artists, past and present.

The Music Business
Discussion of how to survive as a freelance musician.

Jazz Composing and Arranging
Techniques involved in writing for a big band or jazz combo.

Jazz History
General Overview: Overview of jazz from ragtime to the present

History of Big Bands: Through listening, an overview of the evolution of the big band

Managing a Big Band/Music Business
General Management; Discussion of booking, contract negotiations, recruiting, recording, personnel management, tour organization, product promotion and marketing

Road Management: Route planning, transportation, lodging, meal planning, stage set-up, sound and light, merchandise management, equipment management, people skills and emergency troubleshooting

Lecture sites may require CD player, tape player, VCR & monitor, and/or chalkboard (with chalk). The sponsoring organization may be responsible for photocopying materials.

“I want to thank you and DIVA for your super presentation at the recent NYSSMA [New York State School Music Association] winter conference. I have never seen such a reaction from an audience at the conference-your band blew everyone away! Your performance was all everyone was talking about for the rest of the night. I suspect you will be getting some bookings as a result of your presentation…”
Paul Evoskevich, Head of Jazz, The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY