Mark your calendars for September 10th at 5:00 P.M! Paige’s Music will be hosting Dr. Shawn Royer for an in-store jazz clinic Playin’ Changes with Dr. Shawn Royer. If you are new to jazz or need a little guidance on what to practice, this is going to the clinic for you. Dr. Royer is going to focus on how to follow chord changes for jazz improvisation. This is a valuable skill to have as a musician, especially in a jazz setting.
She will also be available for one-on-one mouthpiece testing for both saxophone and clarinet. Limited appointments are available during store hours on 9/10/22. Use the link below to schedule an appointment.
About Dr. Royer
Musician, educator, and clinician, Dr. Shawn Royer, is Chair of the Department of Music and an Assistant Professor of Music at Marian University where she also directs the jazz ensemble, teaches clarinet and saxophone, is a University Supervisor, and works with pre-service educators in music. Dr. Royer is as a Yamaha Performing Artist and Vandoren Artist Clinician.
Shawn holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Jazz Studies from the University of Indianapolis and a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the Butler University School of Music. She also earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education with an individualized minor in Jazz Pedagogy from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Dr. Royer’s publications and research interests include historical, philosophical, and qualitative methods in jazz education.
Dr. Royer founded and directs the SYO Summer Music Programs, a non-profit organization that offers full symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, chamber ensembles, handbell choir, and adaptive percussion ensembles to middle school and high school musicians. She is also the Director of the 65th Street Klezmorim and the Swing Shift Indy big band and she maintains an active career performing jazz.