Messages From Masters: Byron Stripling

by Ella Campbell While I’ve been moving and rearranging my things, I came across a notebook with snippets of notes from different masterclasses I attended at Michigan State. Here are a few notes I took during a masterclass with Byron Stripling in April, 2010. Knowledge is not power, action is power. Develop action-oriented habits. When […]

Messages from Masters: Marion Cowings

by Ella Campbell During the winter semester of 2012, Michigan State University‚Äôs jazz studies program was blessed to have a week-long residency with the master vocalist, Marion Cowings. Unknown to many, his lack of popularity is not telling of his charm, stage presence, and beautiful vocal styling: the day he left from his residency at […]