Local News

Sitka Jazz Festival: Athayde talks teaching, practice

Last week, the Sitka Jazz Festival brought students and professional jazz musicians together for workshops and concerts. In a series of audio postcards, KCAW gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the event.

Bob Athayde is the music director at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette, California and the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding teaching. He led a workshop at Sitka High, where students from across Southeast Alaska learned about the art of improvisation.

In this audio postcard, Athyade talks about the importance of practice and how he hopes to inspire students to pursue music.
Listen to iFriendly audio.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Edgecumbe to ANSEP: ‘It’s 70 years of tradition here’

Teacher Dionne Brady-Howard is worried about how the loss of Edgecumbe would affect young Alaskans (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)
The past three weeks have been turbulent at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. ANSEP has proposed turning the 70-year-old boarding school into an accelerated high school. Now, Edgecumbe students and teachers, are asking questions about ANSEP’s motivations - and whether the plan would even work. more

Hanley’s departure comes at critical time for Mt. Edgecumbe

16564482581_9fed0191f8_z
Commissioner Mike Hanley’s departure comes at a critical time for Mt. Edgecumbe High School, the state run boarding school in Sitka. more