Michael Parkinson

Born: November 5, 1950    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Michael Parkinson

Michael Parkinson is Professor of Music at Ohio University. He teaches courses in jazz studies, music industry-entrepreneurship, and directs Jazz Ensemble II and the New Music Ensemble. Mike served as Director of the OU School of Music from 2007-2012. He performs with Jazz Spoken Here [] and Sweet Basil. []. From 1997-2007 Mike served as music department chair at Webster University in St. Louis. Previously he held faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University, Furman University, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he served as Director of Jazz Studies...
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* Jess Cole Award from the Missouri Unit of the International Association for Jazz Education. * Amicus Poloniae [Friend of Poland] from the Republic of Poland * Friend of the Arts - Sigma Alpha Iota.
Listed alphabetically: * Chameleon - St. Thomas Jazz Quartet, Cleveland, OH. * Jazz Spoken Here - Vol 1 & 2 - Webster University Jazz Faculty, St. Louis. * Spirit - Spirit of Kansas City Orchestra, KC,MO. * Windsong - Michelle Himmell, harp/leader, Cincinnati.

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Athens, OH

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

30+ years of teaching experience from intermediate through advanced students, college-university level and individuals. Workshops for high school/college/university jazz ensembles and combos, directors and students: ensemble interaction-rhythm-style, improvisation, rehearsal techniques, personal musicianship, jazz ensemble score/part editing, and so forth.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
CLINIC PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE: * BASIE, BEBEOP, BALLADS & BLUES - workshop/reading session on jazz ensemble literature, for middle school-advanced high school jazz bands * BEYOND THE BLUES - jazz ensemble score editing procedures * Jazz Improvisation - vernacular-technique, interaction-communications * Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combo workshops - for ensembles of all levels * Developing Personal Musicianship - interactive workshop/presentation

Benge trumpets and flugel horn via Conn-Selmer, Inc.

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