Q: What genders are welcome at this event?
A: ALL men, women, and non-gender conforming individuals are welcome at Women in Jazz Day! There are plenty of non-gender specific clinics to be had.
Not to mention: the ideas around gender disparity in jazz is an issue that we all should be addressing.
Q: Are meals provided?
A: No. There will be on site concessions and pizza that support our music education clubs. There is also on-campus food (at the SURC building) or fast food options that are nearby.
Q: I'm a music educator. Can I get clock hours for this event?
A: Yes! WMEA has approved our event for up to 7.5 clock hours!
Q: Where do I park?
A: There is plenty of parking available at the McIntyre Music Building. Weekend parking is free of charge.
Q: What are the jam sessions like?
A: We will have three jam sessions that are only for female and non-binary participants (the only part of the event like this). There will be a signup sheet run by a CWU volunteer, so you'll only play on what you sign up for!
-The beginner jam will have real books provided as well as a director to help things move along. This is a great jam if you've hardly/never been to a jam before and need someone to help you!
-The intermediate jam will not have real books provided, but you are welcome to bring your own! It will not have a director, and will focus on simple tunes such as a blues, Song for my Father, Doxy, or other similar tunes.
-The advanced jam is the same as the intermediate jam, but if you want to play more advanced tunes, this is the jam for you!
For any more questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.