Jamie Baum

Guest Artist: Jamie Baum Workshops

Apr 3, Apr 8
April 3: Jewett Auditorium | April 8: PNW 201
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These are in-person workshops, open only to students, staff, and faculty in the Wellesley College testing protocol with their College ID. All others may view the recordings on the Concert Series YouTube Channel.

Students are encouraged to register in advance to ensure they can participate, but registration is not required.

A Fear-Free Approach to Improvisation for the Classically-Trained Flutist™
April 3, 12:30 PM
Jewett Auditorium

This workshop is specifically for the classically-trained flutist -(or musician)- designed to demystify the fear as well as the notion that one must be born with the talent to improvise and “play by ear” — offering accessible techniques and concepts that can be applied not only to jazz but also to any style of music. This appearance of Altus Flute Artist Jamie Baum has been made possible, in part, through an Educational Grant from Altus Flutes. Jamie Baum performs exclusively on Altus Flutes.


Sunday Muse: Guest Artist Jamie Baum
April 3, 2 PM
Jewett Auditorium

Meet Guest Artist Jamie Baum, and learn about her journey and inspirations in this informal lecture/demonstration and question/answer session.


A Fear-Free Approach to Jazz Composition for the Improvising Musician™
April 8, 12:45 PM
PNW 201

This workshop is specifically for the improvising musician — designed to offer the most basic stepping stones to composing jazz tunes while deepening one’s understanding of melody, harmony and form through “the art of the contrafact” — offering accessible techniques and concepts that can be applied not only to jazz but to any style of music.

Jamie Baum, NYC flutist, composer, Sunnyside Records artist, producer and clinician, has toured the US and over 35 countries performing at major festivals, clubs, and concert halls. Though focusing primarily on jazz, she has been involved in several projects, performances, and tours performing classical, new music, Brazilian, and Latin music.


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Generously supported by:

the Marjorie Copland Baum Memorial Fund and the Florence Jeup Ford ’22, Mary M. Crawford ’22, and Virginia Ford ’48 Artist in Residence Endowment Fund.