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  • Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • 10:00 AM–2:30 PM
  • Covenant Fine Arts Music Lab 224

Spotlight Concert Friday, October 18 Saturday, October 19 6:30pm CFAC Auditorium, Recital Hall & Center Art Gallery. New this year, the "Spotlight" concert features student performances ranging from solo work to larger ensembles, from musical theatre.

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 they event for you.

Might YOU be a Composer?

Conducted by: David Fuentes
Professor of Composition and Theory Calvin College

Saturday October 19, 2013
Covenant Fine Arts Center, room 224

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. Find applications at


For more information, contact David Fuentes: 616.526.6569 

View all the events taking place during the department of music's 2013-2014 concert season.



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