Jazz Studies Section - Athenaeum Conservatory
Τhe program of the Athenaeum's Conservatory Jazz Department lasts four years and offers the modern musician a comprehensive training, high level studies and concert experience. From the very beginning, students have the opportunity of participating in concerts in a very creative way, thus broadening their horizons with the challenge of distinction.
The teaching program is decided by the responsible teachers, who are outstanding established musicians in the Greek Jazz music scene, with artistic contribution and creativity.
The Jazz Department of the Athenaeum Conservatory offers to the students high level quality music knowledge and provides them with a diploma for the following schools.
Diploma in Jazz Singing
Diploma in Jazz Saxophone
Diploma in Jazz Piano
Diploma in Jazz Trumpet
Diploma in Jazz Guitar
Diploma in Jazz Bass
Diploma in Jazz Drums
Diploma in Orchestra and Improvisation
This cycle aims at preparing students to qualify for the main course. Its duration is two years, but there is also the possibility for the student to give rating exams in order to enter earlier into the next course.
Instruments, Jazz theory, Basics of improvisation.
This is a four year course and provides the student with the Athenaeum's Conservatory Diploma in Jazz.
Instruments, Ear Training, Jazz Harmony, Improvisation, Jazz Workshop, Jazz History, Jazz Piano.
Orchestra & Improvisation Course
This course allows students of the Conservatory and other musicians (professionals of all kinds of music, classical study students and others) to attend Improvisation classes and orchestras in order to acquire a general perception of Jazz music. This is also a four year course which provides the student with the Athenaeum's Conservatory Jazz section, Orchestra and Improvisation Diploma.
Free Education Course
Although it does not give a degree, this course is ideal for professionals of all kinds of music, classical studies students, actors and others, who are not able of attending a full Diploma Degree program. The course is designed by the students themselves, adjusted specifically to their own needs.
Special education focus is given on the professional training of the student of the Athenaeum Conservatory's Jazz Section. Students have the opportunity of making regular concert appearances through the year, which are open to the public.
The Conservatory houses three rooms of a highly aesthetic quality:
The Great Hall ("LOULY PSICHOULI" Concert Hall), ground floor, and the Small Hall and Kelari, both in the basement of the building.
All three rooms are fully equipped with the necessary sound facilities.
The groups that appear are mainly Jazz Bands from workshops (duos, trios, quartets,etc.)
Room for study and rehearsals are offered to students.
Sylvios Syrros: saxophone - jazz voice phrasing – improvisation - jazz workshop - harmony
George Mikros: piano - jazz workshop
Prokopis Kottakis: piano
Spyros Manesis: piano
John Loukatos: electric guitar
Arionas Gyftakis: bass
Jacques Samuel: jazz history
Sofia Michailidou: voice technique