Rick Stitzel has been active in the field of jazz education for over 30 years. He holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of North Texas in Denton. His master’s degree is in jazz studies. Mr. Stitzel has served as director of Jazz Studies at Tarrant County College South Campus in Ft. Worth for the past 29 years. In addition to his teaching duties he is sought after as a clinician and adjudicator. He has directed numerous all-region and all-state jazz bands. He is an active performer on both trumpet and piano.
Rick is also very busy as a composer and arranger. His jazz compositions have been performed and recorded by professional and school bands around the country. His pieces have been performed at the Pink Jazz Festival in Ibbenburen, Germany, the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland, The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, The International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in New York City. In 2004 he did a seminar and concert series in Slovenia, under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy.
He is currently publishing his compositions and arrangements through his own publishing company, Rick Stitzel Music, and Hal Leonard Music, the largest publisher of educational jazz music in the world. He has 60 original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards published. He has been commissioned by many high schools and colleges to compose original jazz works. He is the author of Jazz Theory-A Survival Guide, a text that is in use at schools and universities around the country, including the Eastman School of Music.
Alan Baylock is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most creative young voices in the music business today. He is in demand as a composer, arranger, conductor, producer, instrumentalist, educator, and is the leader of the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra. In addition, Alan is on the jazz faculty at George Mason University, and is the Chief Arranger for the renowned “Airmen of Note” jazz ensemble in Washington, D.C.
Baylock’s music has been performed and/or recorded by jazz greats Freddie Hubbard, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Paquito D’Rivera, Maynard Ferguson, Phil Woods, David Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew, Kenny Werner, Nicholas Payton, Nnenna Freelon, Tierney Sutton,
Kurt Elling and many more. His eclectic talents have also led him to writing music for Roy Clark, Clint Black, Wynonna, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Spyro Gyra, Ronan Tynan, and symphony orchestras across the country and abroad. An inspiring educator, Alan continues to write music for high school and collegiate level jazz ensembles, much of which is published by Alfred Music.
Baylock’s mastery of the art of jazz arranging and composition expresses itself in his incomparable technique, staggering virtuosity, and an unquenchable desire to challenge and surprise. Along with explosive energy, ingenious re-harmonizations, imaginative melodic, tonal and rhythmic expressions, Alan’s creations beam with a sense of joy and soulfulness, and are a glimpse into the depth of the human spirit.
Jazz Ensemble Roster
The SCBDA 2010 All-State Jazz Ensembles are two
bands of equal strength, named for their clinicians.
|2010 ALL-STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE – Alan Baylock, Clinician|
|Alto 1||Lee McAbee||Westside High School|
|Alto 2||Joseph Weshefsky||Carolina Forest High School|
|Tenor 1||Gavin Potter||D.W. Daniel High School|
|Tenor 2||Dillon Ashby||Ridge View HS|
|Bari Sax||Emma Ostapeck||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Ben Donner||Wando High School|
|Gabriel Bethel||Blythewood High School|
|Trumpet 2||J. P . Taylor||Socastee High School|
|Trumpet 3||Ian Jones||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Trumpet 4||Jeremy Ley||Wando High School|
|Trombone 1||Ben Peele||Sumter High School|
|Trombone 2||Graeme Rock||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Trombone 3||Samuel Trump||Dreher High School|
|Bass Trombone||Daniel Imholz||Wando High School|
|Guitar||Holbrook Platts||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Piano||Demetrius Doctor||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Bass||Denrey Christy||Scholars Academy|
|Drum Set||Jason Piers||Rock Hill High School|
|Aux. Perc.||Thomas Riley||Fort Dorchester High School|
|2010 ALL-STATE JAZZ ENSEMBLE – Rick Stitzel, Clinician|
|Alto 1||Clark Keagy||Wando High School|
|Alto 2||Karlton Timmerman||Aiken High School|
|Tenor 1||Kevin Patton||Fort Dorchester High School|
|Tenor 2||Chris Edel||Aiken High School|
|Bari Sax||Alex Francis||Wando High School|
|Will O’Dell||Chapin High School|
|Ryan Van Buren||Wando High School|
|Trumpet 2||Phillip Howe||Northwestern High School|
|Trumpet 3||Adam Bailey||Charleston School of the Arts|
|Trumpet 4||Michael Farmer||Cheraw High School|
|Trombone 1||Garrett Young||Northwestern High School|
|Trombone 2||Chris Folk||Swansea High School|
|Trombone 3||Tommy Spittle||Pickens High School|
|Bass Trombone||Jerry Wiles||T.L. Hanna High School|
|Guitar||Charlie Kendall||Wando High School|
|Piano||Fletcher Williams||Wando High School|
|Bass||Zachary Slaughter||Governors School for the Arts|
|Drum Set||Josh Hoover||Wando High School|
|Aux. Perc.||Nick Bolchoz||Stratford High School|
|Vibes||Cullen Satterfield||Chapin High School|
1. Diatonic Major Scales (60 second time limit):
Vibes, Guitar, Piano and Bass:
2. Chromatic Scale: Each student should play an open-ended chromatic scale (ascending and descending) to show their full playing range. Rhythm is at the discretion of the student, but should be consistent throughout. The Senior All-State chromatic ranges would be the minimum for the winds. Piano, Guitar, Bass, and Vibes should play the full range of their instrument.
3. Prepared Etude: All etudes are selected from the “Jazz Conception” books by Jim Snidero, published by Advance Music. Books come with demo CDs (for study purposes only), and are available for: Alto/Bari Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Piano, Guitar, Bass, and Drums. At the audition, the etudes must be performed without accompaniment at the listed tempo. Students auditioning on Bass Trombone may play their etude from either the Tenor Trombone or Bass Trombone Book.
All solos from “Jazz Conception” by Jim Snidero, published by Advance Music. Books with CD’s available for: Eb Alto/Bari Sax, Bb Tenor Sax, Bb Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Guitar/Vibes, Piano, Bass, and Drums.
4. Sightreading: Students will sightread in two contrasting styles. One style will be swing and the other will be chosen from ballad, Latin, or rock. Drum set players have a different procedure. Please review the SCBDA Handbook for details.
5. Improvisation: Students will show their improvisational skills by playing along with a CD…Track #8 of “Blues in F” of the Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long CD-Volume One–“How to Improvise.” This can be ordered from any music dealer or directly from Jamey Aebersold at 1-800-456-1388, or online at www.jazzbooks.com.
*All Band Directors should consult the SCBDA Handbook for further details about any facet of the All-State Jazz Auditions or State Jazz Festival registration and participation requirements.