The Art and Craft of Composition w/Kenneth Stewart Is there original music inside you waiting to come out? Would you like a hand with notation software and writing your ideas down? The purpose of the course is to get your ideas more fleshed out and arranged.. Join for a hands-on workshop on writing, arranging and notating music. The idea is that through close study of several pieces and the techniques of notation and composition, you will be better equipped to compose your own music from idea to finished piece. The class meets for 6 weeks on Saturdays from 1-3pm via Zoom beginning April 16. The course fee is $275 - any books, manuscript paper and software are included in the cost.
Bowed Strings in Jazz and Improvised Music While not typically an instrument in the Jazz ensemble, bowed strings have had their place in the history and development of Jazz. We will take a historical and contemporary deep dive into the contributions of violinists, violists, cellists and bowed bassists to Jazz and improvised music. Beyond spending time with great music of great musicians, discussion is centered around ideas for getting inspiration for your own repertoire. The class meets for 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 7-8pm via Zoom beginning April 20. The course fee is $150