As jazz education director emeritus of the Monterey Jazz Festival, Dr. Robert B. Klevan has been responsible for the growth of hundreds of young musicians. He leads us in a discussion of how mentorship can positively affect the design of music education programs. We’ll discuss how mentorship can foster cultural sensitivity and awareness; support underserved students; build healthy relationships and create opportunities for students to see past their own cultural experiences.
Dr. Klevan is the jazz education director emeritus of the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) and is currently co-director of the MJF High School Honor Vocal Jazz Ensemble and director of the MJF Middle School Honor Jazz Band. For 27 years he served as music director and director of Fine Arts at the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach (grades 9-12), and 16 years as director of bands at UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Klevan was named the John LaPorta Jazz Educator of the Year by Berklee College of Music in January of 2017 and received Downbeat Magazine’s Education Achievement Award in 2009. His articles on music teaching have been widely published.
Join Zoom at 7pm
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