Teaching Creative Musical Expression and Industry Navigation
The Modern Artist Summer Jazz Intensive is designed for young artists eager to improve their musical expression in addition to learning the tools needed to succeed as a Modern Artist.
The 4-day immersive music intensive gives students the power to improve their creativity and expression through improvisation, composition, collaboration, and the skills to pursue a career as a Modern Artist.
The Modern Artist aims to solidify music fundamentals, improve original musical expression, and discover creative ways to navigate the music industry.
The Modern Artist is led by pianist Michael Ragonese and saxophonist Alex Hahn. Learn more about our artist instructors below.
When: June 22 - 25, 2023
Where: Burbank Music Academy
Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2023
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The Modern Artist Music Pedagogy
The Modern Musician implements a balanced approach to music pedagogy, providing classroom learning, one-on-one instruction, collaboration, and live performance experience. Students will gain valuable experience transferring what they learn in class to the stage with confidence.
Small Group Rehearsals
TUITION & FEES
Thursday, June 22: 3:45pm – 7:45pm @ Burbank Music Academy
Friday, June 23: 3:45pm – 7:45pm @ Burbank Music Academy
Saturday, June 24: 10am – 2pm @ Burbank Music Academy
Sunday, June 25: 10am – 2pm @ Burbank Music Academy
Sunday, June 25: 7pm Performance @ M.K.M. Cultural Arts Center
Camp: Burbank Music Academy
Final Performance: M.K.M. Cultural Arts Center
Meet the Instructors
MICHAEL RAGONESE | PIANO
Michael Ragonese is a Los Angeles based pianist, composer, arranger, and educator who received his Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies at California State University Northridge in 2014. Michael has performed, recorded and toured with artists such as Bennie Maupin, Charnett Moffett, Alphonso Johnson, John Daversa, Louise Cole, Darek Oles, Walter Smith III, David Binney, Bob Reynolds, Bob Sheppard, Rick Braun, Dave Koz, Engelbert Humperdinck, Aubrey Logan and Grace Kelly. Michael released his debut album “Day to Day” in 2019 and recently toured the west coast with that album and other new pieces such as "Rivers" which can be found on Spotify. In Addition to Michael's performance career, he runs a music school that encourages students to study and learn how to improvise and play in the jazz style of music.
ALEX HAHN | SAXOPHONE
Alumni of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance and 1st Place Winner in the Michael Brecker International Saxophone Competition, Alex Hahn is a multi-award winning saxophonist, composer, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. He has performed and recorded with notable names such as Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Peter Erskine, and recorded on Michael Bublé’s last three Grammy Nominated Albums. He is also a featured soloist on the Eddie Murphy movie Coming 2 America. Hahn currently serves as the Director of Jazz at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and is an endorsed artist with Eastman Winds, D’Addario Woodwinds, and Key Leaves.