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- Clinics/Master Classes/Conducting/Performing . . .
for your community, festival, school, all-city/county/state choirs, or convention.
Festival Example 1: A one or two-day, weekend Festival anywhere in the world with an unlimited
number of singers performing 6 - 8 of Kirby's arrangements/compositions, culminating in a final
concert. Practice tracks provided.
Festival Example 2: At a one-day Festival, 8 - 12 choirs each perform three pieces and are critiqued
on stage. In the evening each choir sings a song followed by two or three massed choir pieces.
Clinics/Master Classes - Feedback
"...what really made it a great class was the instructor himself.
Kirby is encouraging, enthusiastic, and his love of music is so
infectious that soon everyone in the room is loving it too."
"...the greater lesson for me was the reminder that
humor is the great facilitator of learning... that it
can be a joy to learn. Kirby does it very well."
"Kirby was absolutely fantastic! It's
been YEARS since the Choral
Division had sessions which
generated so much interest and
"Kirby: Thanks so much for a fantastic festival. I have heard only
great comments from students and teachers. It was a wonderful
weekend of jazz. It was also wonderful to reconnect with you after 30
years. I so enjoyed working with you. And a special thanks for all the
wonderful vocal jazz compositions and arrangements from you over
the years. You are truly a gift to the vocal jazz world."
"Participating in your non-competitive festival
has had a catalytic effect on our level of
performance, both musically and spiritually."
"You have completely
revitalized the whole
Conducting/Performing - Feedback
"On behalf of the
Performing Arts Center,
and in regards to a
certain performance in
our humble little theatre,
I would just like to say...
JEEZO-BEEZO, what a
"Just wanted to take a few minutes to tell
you how much I dug the heck out of your
concert last night. Your enthusiasm,
intonation, energy, and diversity of styles
were truly outstanding. I was especially
impressed with the amount of material
you've put together in such a short time,
and also with the progress you've made in
just two weeks since I heard you last.
That really shows the dedication
necessary to produce excellence. But
more than your exhuberance and musical
integrity, what I really picked up on was
the unity of effort and consciousness that
you radiated. The power of music is most
evident to me when I see a group glow
with the joy of the art and with love for
each other and the audience!"
Ron Revier, Music Director,
Fairview High School, Boulder, CO
"The applause and response of the audience
indicated dramatically what our visitors thought of
the performance. In a nutshell, it was superb!"
"It's a shame you
couldn't have been
better received... I
only detected three
or four standing
ovations in the
"Kirby Shaw's Jazz Choir gave an outstanding performance to a packed
house who gave them an enthusiastic standing ovation. Following the
concert they received numerous invitations to perform at various schools
throughout the state."
"You made a
affair a rewarding
experience for all
going to the