Vancouver, Canada (June 26, 2019) — The VSO School of Music is pleased to announce the first annual Girls’ Jazz Day on Thursday, June 28 in Pyatt Hall from 9:30AM to 3:00PM.
Due to the startling fact that women only make up five percent of the pop and jazz industry, Girls’ Jazz Day was launched by the VSO SoM to actively try and change this by providing workshops, musical coaching and mentorship to young women musicians.
“I’m thrilled that young musicians from all over British Columbia will be joining us for an empowering day of mentorship and music making with a stellar faculty and teaching assistant team,” said Jodi Proznick, Artistic Director of Girls’ Jazz Day.
Girls’ Jazz Day is open to high school students interested in learning jazz who identify as women or gender non-binary. The day will include jam sessions, workshops, performances and more. It is a testament to the VSO’s commitment to equity and is a part of the VSO’s Women’s Voices Initiative
About the VSO School of Music
The VSO’s School of Music is driven by its mission enrich lives through the joy of learning, playing and performing the world’s great music; to make these experiences accessible to all, regardless of age ability, playing level or economic circumstances; and to nurture creative and engaged members of society through achievement in musical arts.
The only music school founded and managed by a major symphony orchestra, the VSO School of Music opened in 2011 as a cultural amenity site for the City of Vancouver. The VSO and the SoM are driven by a central vision and active collaboration with the professional musicians and resources of the VSO remains one of the greatest unique value propositions for students of the school. www.vsoschoolofmusic.ca
About the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1919, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most active and successful performing arts institutions; the largest performing arts organization west of Ontario and the third largest symphony orchestra in the country.
The VSO performs to an annual audience of over 250,000 people and features more than 50 celebrated guest artists each season. Over 170 concerts are performed annually by the VSO in the historic Orpheum Theatre and numerous additional venues throughout the Lower Mainland. 2018/2019 marks the organization’s 100th season