Curriculum

  • I came away with an inspiring performance of my latest composition, new skills to apply to my craft, and new allies for the journey ahead.

    – Creative Musicians Retreat Participant

Curriculum

 

Participants can choose one or more focus areas:

COMPOSER
for early to mid-career composers as well as amateur/hobbyist composers
-take classes in contemporary topics, musicianship and/or electronic music
-sing in chorus
-have a piece rehearsed and performed on a composers forum by members of the Ensemble-in-Residence
-attend/present in master classes with the Composer-in-Residence
-take composition lessons with members of the faculty and the Composer-in-Residence
-attend concerts, workshops and composers forums in the evening

CHORAL
for those interested in choral conducting, choral singing, or choral composition
-take classes in contemporary topics, musicianship and/or electronic music
-sing in chorus
-sing in afternoon chamber chorus (a workshop choir for new choral compositions by participants)
-arrange/compose a piece for the chamber chorus
-learn from our conductor how to rehearse with Walden methods
-have meetings/lessons with conductor
-attend concerts, workshops and composers forums in the evening

PERFORMANCE
for instrumentalists interested in playing contemporary music and/or improvising
-take classes in contemporary topics, musicianship and/or electronic music
-sing in chorus
-have lesson/coaching with members of the ensemble-in-residence
-read and perform compositions and compositions-in-progress by other participants
-attend concerts, workshops and composers forums in the evening

PEDAGOGY
for music teachers (elementary through college) interested in incorporating musicianship into their teaching
-take classes in contemporary topics, musicianship and/or electronic music
-sing in chorus
-attend pedagogy classes in the afternoon
-attend concerts, workshops and composers forums in the evening

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