media

"Now is the Time" by Christopher T. F. Hanson, Teacher Talk Episode 31, October 25, 2020.

"The Time for Change is Now." by Kelly Clingan, VOICE of Washington Music Educators, October 2020. 

"Teaching Jazz in the Schools During COVID-19" by Paul deBarros, Earshot Jazz, September 2020.

"Guided Online Listening with Kelly Clingan" by JEN, May 7, 2020. 

"Community Responses to COVID-19" by Kelly Clingan and Kat Sherrell, Earshot Jazz, April 2020.

 

"An Ensemble from Seattle JazzED will Compete in Essentially Ellington." by Ashley Gross, KNKX, February 14, 2020.

"They've Got that Swing: The Girls Ellington Project Makes Beautiful Music Together." King 5 Evening News, December 12, 2019. 

"In Her Hands; Key Changes in Jazz". Directed by Kay D. Ray, 2019.

 

"Representation Matters: The #JazzGirl Movement Goes National." by Tara Peters, Earshot Jazz, May 2019.

"How the World of Jazz is Opening to Thousands of Seattle Kids Who Might Have Been Left Out." by Paul deBarros, The Seattle Times, May 16, 2019. 

 

"Seattle's All-female High School Jazz Band Heads for National Stage." by Agueda Pacheco Flores, Crosscut, March 29, 2019.

 

"Seattle All-girls Jazz Band Goes National." by Marcie Sillman, KUOW 94.9 FM, March 26, 2019.

"The Educational Jazz Band: Where Are the Girls?" by Kelly Clingan, VOICE of Washington Music Educators, October 2017.

(republished Jazz Education Network Monthly Newsletter, June 2018)

"Loud and Proud: Girls Ellington Project Gives Voice to the Disenfranchised," by Kathryn Robinson, Seattle Met, February 2017. 

"Hey Ladies! Seattle JazzED's Melba Liston AllStars with Susan Pascal," by Abe Beeson, KNKX 88.5 FM, December 20, 2016.

"Seattle JazzED Debuts First WeBop Classes on the West Coast," by Sara Jones, Earshot Jazz, December 2016.

"GWSS Alum Spotlight," by Laura Marquez, Winter 2016.

"Seattle Girls' Jazz Band Shatters Stereotypes," by Marcie Sillman, KUOW 94.9 FM, February 16, 2016.

Eclectic Styles:  How to Get What You Need from the Band Guy,” by Kelly Clingan, astaweb.com

"A Plug for Public School Teachers: Race and Music Class at Washington Middle School," by Jen Graves, The Stranger, Spring 2010.

Great Expectations at Washington Middle School,” by Molly M. Conant, Earshot Jazz, June 2009.

"All that Jazz," by Bob Roseth, University Week, May 15, 2003. 

 

honors

2021

Eclectic Strings Committee Member, American String Teachers Association

2020

Essentially Ellington Finalist, Seattle JazzED Ellington Ensemble

 

Jazz Curriculum Officer, Washington Music Educators Association

 

2019

Washington Area Unit President, Jazz Education Network

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, Jazz Education Network

Women in Jazz Committee Member, Jazz Education Network

2018

Director, EBMEA High School Orchestra Festival

 

Expanding Opportunities to Learn Jazz in Afterschool Taskforce, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Speaker, Central Washington University Women in Jazz Day

2017

Director, Washoe County Middle School Honor Band

2016

Alumni Award, University of Washington

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

 

Eclectic Styles Reading Session Conductor, American String Teachers Association

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy Scholarship Recipient

 

Mentor, Seattle City of Music Career Day

 

Plenary Speaker, Montana Music Educators Association, Billings, MT

 

WeBop at Lincoln Center Trained and Certificated Teacher

 

2013-2016

Lead Writer/Piloter of the Seattle Public Schools Common Curriculum and Assessments in Secondary Music

2004

Senior Thesis of the Year "An Exploration of Women's Jazz: Community Building and Empowerment" (New Girls on the Block), University of Washington Women Studies

"Being a part of the Girls Ellington Project has really inspired me to be a stronger musician as well as a stronger woman – 

to not take crap from anyone who says I can't do something and to put all of myself into my music because that's what really makes it music."

                                             -JazzED student

Produced at Jazz Congress 2018 by Jazz at Lincoln Center
Oclupaca - 2017 JazzED Girls Ellington Project
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Produced at Jazz Congress 2018 by Jazz at Lincoln Center