CMC Sessions: Inspiration & Influences
Spark your musical imagination with CMC faculty as they delve into stories about the inspiration and influences that have guided them as professional musicians and teachers at CMC. CMC Sessions: Inspiration & Influences is an eight-part on-line series hosted by CMC Cultural Traditions and Winds/Brass Departments, providing up-close and personal stories about the potent influences and galvanizing experiences that make up the “musical life.” Told through compelling demonstrations, musical examples, and creative tips, the sessions will provide participants with inspiration on their musical journeys.
Meet these talented faculty members:
- March 2 – Scott Foster, Collaboration: Expanding the Musical Landscape
- March 16 – Charlie Gurke, Friends and Mentors
- March 30 – Irene Chagall, Melodic Line of My Life
- April 13 – Susan Peña & Miguel Govea, How We Became the Musicians We Are
- April 27 – Jon Jang, Leading Tones: Becoming a Changemaker
- May 11 – Diane Grubbe, A Flute-Full Life
- May 25 – Becca Burrington, The Singing Trombone
- June 8 – Erick Peralta, Dialects of 20th Century Jazz Piano
Scott Foster, Collaboration: Expanding the Musical Landscape
Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 7pm (PT)
Online via Zoom
Scott Foster explores how collaboration and casting a wide musical net can inspire and advance musicianship. His session will focus on how working on a variety of musical collaborations has given him a chance to stay true to his musical roots while expanding his musical horizons. Working with a vast array of artists continues to widen and develop and widen his musical palette. Scott will share past performances that reveal different settings, styles, and musical landscapes.
This event will be conducted online via video conferencing. REGISTER HERE to receive the link to join, emailed prior to the start of the discussion.
About the Artist:
Scott Foster has been a fixture in the San Francisco jazz scene for over two decades. He can be heard performing regularly with his own group and as a sideman with the Americano Social Club, B3B4 and a multitude of the bay area’s finest musicians at a wide variety of venues. Scott Foster’s CD’s Basement Sinfonietta, Go Small, and Night Blooming Jazzmen are currently available. Additionally Scott is the Performing Arts Chair and Jazz Band Director at the Urban School of San Francisco.
People who are interested in this workshop can dive deeper by exploring private lessons and group classes and ensembles.