George Russell Jr.

 

 


 

George W. Russell, Jr., is a professor in the Harmony and Piano departments at Berklee College of Music, where has received the Distinguished Faculty Award (2012), the Berklee Curriculum Award (2010), and the Ted Pease Award for Excellence in Teaching (2009). He previously served as the chairman of the Jazz department at the New England Conservatory of Music’s Extension Division. For 26 years, he educated gifted high school musicians during the summer at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, where he was the chair of Jazz Studies.

George has shared the stage with a number of legendary jazz artists, including George Duke, Bob Moses, Billy Pierce, Stan Strickland, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Semenya McCord, and Andy McGhee. He performs regularly with his trio, the George W. Russell, Jr., trio with drummer Sean Skeete and bassist Wesley Wirth. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, George received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Duquesne University in 1988, and a master’s degree in jazz studies from New England Conservatory of Music in 1990.




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Dec 12th 2016

After a tremendous response from learners on Coursera, Berklee Online has created a Developing Your Musicianship specialization, and this course is the second course in the series. If you have a basic knowledge of music theory or if you have completed Developing Your Musicianship I, this course will continue to help you understand key musical concepts, enabling you to create and perform contemporary music. Taught by Berklee College of Music professor George W. Russell, Jr., the course includes four lessons that delve into the next level of harmony and ear training.

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Dec 5th 2016

Aprende los conceptos básicos y enfoques necesarios para entender, crear e interpretar música contemporánea.

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Dec 5th 2016

After a tremendous response from learners on Coursera, Berklee Online has created a Developing Your Musicianship specialization, and this course is the third course in the series. If you have a general understanding of music theory or if you have completed Developing Your Musicianship I and II, this course will continue to help you understand musical concepts, enabling you to create and perform contemporary music. Taught by Berklee College of Music professor George W. Russell, Jr., the course includes four lessons that delve into an intermediate level of harmony and ear training.

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Sep 26th 2016

Learn key concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform contemporary music. Do you have a passion for music and want to learn more about how it works? Are you a musician who learned by ear and has no formal training? Would you like to study music but are unsure of where to begin? Then this music theory course is for you.

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