Thursday, June 16, 2016

Educational Programs at Outpost Productions

 


Focusing on habeas corpus law through his practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the State of New Mexico Public Defender Department, Geoffrey Scovil also has experience with felony trial cases and training young lawyers. A dedicated member of his Albuquerque community, Geoffrey Scovil supports a number of local organizations, including Outpost Productions.

A nonprofit organization, Outpost Productions has served as a music venue, art space, and community resource since its founding nearly three decades ago. The recipient of the 2001 Bravo Award as one of the city’s top arts organizations, it is supported by grants, its volunteers, and members. Membership benefits range from admission discounts and exclusive concerts to regular updates and newsletters. Each year, Outpost Productions hosts over 100 different shows and sponsors education programs, including Latin and jazz music classes.

Open to both adults and youth, the once-weekly sessions run for eight weeks. The intermediate and advanced jazz improvisation classes cover teamwork and ensemble playing. The advanced classes also cover elements of music theory and solo development to help each performer shine in the improvisational setting. The Latin music classes go beyond practicing scales and are designed to help participants understand and feel more comfortable with the style.

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