Clinics/Education

“The Louis Romanos Quartet inspired my students to think more creatively about music. They emphasized communication and possibility in their participatory clinic and practiced what they preached in their performance. Great band, great instruction, great hang — I highly recommend!”–Dr. Aaron Vandermeer–Jazz Studies and Music Industry, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Clinics offered:

CREATIVE IMPROVISATION

We will take your students through a variety of games and exercises that build creativity in style and expression while unlocking the concept of musical freedom. This clinic is designed for musicians from middle school through college.  Students on any instrument or voice can participate and no prior experience in improvisation or jazz is necessary.

THE ENTERPRISING ARTIST

The members of LRQ have experience in an enormous variety of the different paths a musical career could take, including education, composition, production, freelancing, and interdisciplinary projects.  We will discuss what it takes to “Make It” in music and explore ways of getting started on some of those paths.

COMPOSING FOR 21ST CENTURY MEDIA

Students of all ages thinking about a career in composition for media will want to know what is involved in working with a team on a film or game.  Strategies for composing for different scenes and genres will be discussed.  Learn how to help tell a story with sound.

 

We are available for clinics and concerts for all levels of students from grade school to the graduate level.  If you are interested in having us to a clinic please send an inquiry specifying your specific needs. Alex Noppe runs the jazz program at Boise State University and holds a doctorate in music from ISU. Dan Sumner holds a masters in music from the New England Conservatory and ran the Jazz Program at ULM for ten years. Luca Lombardi holds a doctorate in bass performance from UGA, and serves as instructor for undergraduate and graduate students at University of North Georgia. Louis Romanos holds a degree in Philosophy from Loyola University and performs and composes for live music and media.   As a quartet, we have taught clinics at all over the country and beyond:

Past clinics:

Maui Jazz camp, Boise State Jazz Combo Camp; College of Southern Idaho Jazz Camp; University of Louisiana-Monroe; Aragon High School in San Mateo, CA; Maria Carillo in High School, Santa, Rosa, CA; Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA; Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA; West Valley College, Saratoga, CA;
Monday, Sept. 24 – Lusher High School, New Orleans, LA; MERSEBURG, DE Just Drum Workshop, Musikschule (Saal), Domplatz 9; LEIPZIG, DE Music Workshop, Café Schwarz; Iolani School, Oahu, HI;  Union County High School, Blairsville, GA; Young Harris College, Clegg Auditorium, Ga;  Delgado University, New Orleans, La

Boise State University jazz Combo Camp

We teach a week of jazz combo camp at Boise State University in the summer. 2016 was our second year of running the camp and it was a huge success! It was wonderful to watch the students overcome personal and technical obstacles, expand their knowledge of music and increase their awareness of each other.

Links to combo camp videos:  

Joseph Jefferson Combo: https://youtu.be/SrfmldWUUpE
Dan Sumner Combo: https://youtu.be/Td2Z_hU27qo
Luca Lombardi Combo: https://youtu.be/4J4–rLgunY
Louis Romanos Combo: https://youtu.be/baj2ecgw7bY
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