A workshop for high school students curious about pursuing composition as a serious hobby or vocation.
A lot of people say that they have music running around inside their heads, even when their iPods are on the blink and they aren't within earshot of a stereo system. Does this sort of thing ever happen to you? Now here’s the really big question: Are any of those tunes ones that you make up? If so, might you be a composer?
If you are curious to find out more about what it means to be write music – what sort of things you need to learn, what sorts of gifts you need to already have, and what sorts of opportunities there are for composers – why not come explore such things at a workshop at Calvin College?
Means and Methods
- How composers compose
- Inspiration vs. perspiration
- Emerging technology
Talent and Teaching
- What composers need to possess
- What composers need to learn
- What composers might expect at college
- What young composers can do now
Composition as a Calling
- Scratching the itch
- The composer’s audience
- Careers involving composition
After a free lunch, students will have an opportunity to present music they have written for comments. The workshop is free, but limited to 15 students.
When & WhereOctober 22, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Covenant Fine Arts Center | Rm #252
3201 Burton St SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49546 [map]