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  • Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • 10:00 AM–2:30 PM
  • Covenant Fine Arts Classroom 252

MIGHT YOU BE A COMPOSER?

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? This workshop is just the event for you.

Might YOU be a Composer?

Conducted by: David Fuentes

Professor of Composition and Theory at Calvin College

Saturday October 24, 2015

9:45am-1:45pm 

Covenant Fine Arts Center, room 252 & 227

A workshop for high school students curious about pursuing music composition as a serious hobby or vocation

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. Click for an application form

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For more information, contact David Fuentes: dfuentes@calvin.edu 616.526.6569 

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