Clinics and Master Classes

Dedicated to spreading her love for jazz and helping young musicians reach their full potential, Roberta maintains an active schedule of lectures, master classes, student ensembles and private students.

Roberta has written several big band arrangements of her compositions. She has performed these arrangements with the Duke University Jazz Ensemble, as well as various high school and college bands throughout the country.

Roberta has scored several jazz pieces for three to four winds plus string quartet including Bill Evans’ classic, Laurie. They can be heard on her 2011 release, Sides, Colors. For more information on obtaining these arrangements, contact Roberta.

As an Artist In Residence for the Flushing Council on the Arts in Queens, NY, Roberta lectured and performed several times for various age groups at Flushing Town Hall, twice in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibition, “The Jazz Age in Paris”. Roberta gave a workshop at the Eastman School of Music and has also been a guest artist/clinician/lecturer at Rutgers University, California Institute of the Arts, Northwestern University and Duke University, as well as many other schools in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Roberta has been a teaching affiliate in the music department at Long Island University and has served as a panelist for the Queens Council on the Arts grant review process. She has also taught at the Litchfield Jazz Camp and the Vermont Jazz Center.

At the 2014 Jazz Education Network conference, Roberta gave a master class entitled A (Not So) Beginner’s Guide to Solo Jazz Piano. The entire master class can be heard here.

For more information about bringing Roberta to your school to perform with either her group or your ensemble, or for information on clinics, master classes and lessons in piano, improvisation, composition or rhythm section playing, contact Roberta.

The kids got a great deal from your trio’s performance and clinic. The impact will be felt here for years to come.
Bob Baldwin, Altoona High School, Wisconsin