Clinics

MONICA SHRIVER | saxymoni@gmail.com | 480-239-9122

Monica has the following clinics available for elementary, junior high, high school and college band and orchestra programs. As a classroom music teacher for 7 years, Monica knows the hard work and dedication involved in teaching music. Clinics are designed to supplement instruction already being given by the director. Monica will work closely with you to make sure your students get the most out of the clinic experience.

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Monica has presented or adjudicated at the following:

  • Jazz Education Network Conference
  • North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference
  • Arizona Music Educators Association Conference
  • Highland / ASU Jazz Festival
  • Phoenix College Jazz Festival
  • Arizona Area and State Jazz Festivals
  • Saxemberfest
  • The Nash Summer Clinic Series
  • Phoenix College
  • Young Sounds of Arizona
  • West Valley Youth Orchestra String Camp
  • Various Arizona middle schools and high schools

Cost of these clinics is based on a sliding scale. Please contact Monica for details and to schedule your clinic.

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Jazz Clinics

  • Big Band or Combo Clinic
  • Improvisation, Theory and Application
  • Saxophone sectionals
  • All-State Jazz Audition Preparation
  • Monica Shriver is available as a Guest Artist

Jazz for the Classical Musician

  • Special program for designed to teach jazz fundamentals and improvisation with the classical musician experiences and perspectives in mind.
  • Great if you have a beginning jazz program or are looking to introduce improvisation to your concert band or orchestra.
  • Private lessons also available. Perfect for the director who would like usable techniques to use in the classroom. Click Jazz for the Classical Musician for more information and discount details for AFM members!

Doubling Clinics

  • Beginning Approach to Doubling in Jazz Clinic with Mike Crotty

  • Open to doublers and future doublers of all ages and skill levels, Monica Shriver and Mike Crotty will discuss and demonstrate a systematic approach to achieving and maintaining a high level of competency on more than one instrument. The “gear shifts”, both mentally and physically, which are necessary in order to quickly make a smooth transition from one instrument to another, will be clearly explained. Shriver and Crotty will perform musical pieces that represent the challenges faced by doublers in a jazz ensemble.
  • This clinic is directed at anyone wishing to play more than one instrument, and not just woodwind doublers. Mike Crotty will discuss both how to overcome obstacles for the performer who plays brass and woodwind instruments, and how to use that knowledge to increase playing opportunities.
  • Bring your horns (and doubles!) and participate in some doubling practice over a simple tune and optional improvisation.
  • Guide saxophone players on flute and/or clarinet
  • Guide Flute or Clarinet players on saxophone
  • Jazz or classical based
  • Doublers Collective is also available for clinics and performances.

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Woodwind Clinics

  • Flute and Piccolo
  • Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Woodwind sectionals with your group

Cover posture, tone production, warm-ups, technique, musicality, and more!

Solo & Ensemble Preparation and Masterclass

Regionals, All-State and All-State Jazz Audition Preparation

  • Preparation
  • Mock-Auditions

Developing a Practice Routine

  • Topics include how to practice, what to practice, and how to make the most of the practice time you have!
  • Discuss goal-oriented practicing and results!

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