Latin Percussion Workshop: Dimas Sanchez and Marty Morell

$5 general admission.

A special exhibition of works by Lynda Kusuma.

Latin Jazz percussionists, Dimas Sanchez and Marty Morell host a workshop that will familiarize musicians with Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms. Musicians will learn to identify claves and how instruments, like the congas, shape the sound. Then, musicians will listen to rhythms such as the Bomba that they will apply to the drums. The workshop will close with a performance piece played by the student. No prior percussion knowledge required!

Works With Sounds Class: Harmony

Sunday, December 9th
Works With Sounds Class: Harmony
2pm-4:30 pm at the Melrose Center (2nd floor of the Orlando Public Library, 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801)
Students should bring a pencil and paper or electronic device for taking notes and writing and drawing.
Composer Jeremy Adams leads this class which combines music making with computer science. This free class is open to all ages and skill levels. Students will create multimedia works of art using coding skills to sculpt audio and visuals. Learn about a specific topic through a seminar for the first hour, then apply your new skills and create a composition for the remainder of the class!
Examine consonance and dissonance through musical examples by composers Florence B. Price and Milton Babbitt. Use those skills to then compose a brief example of harmony which utilizes both consonance and dissonance.

Musical Examples:
Symphony in E minor by Florence B. Price https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgJ1OkjnaI&feature=youtu.be
Semi Simply Variations by MIlton Babbitt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb5Klc-8WPY&feature=youtu.be

Fill out our registration form:

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FAQ:

What’s a composition seminar?
-Our composition seminar is a weekly gathering of composers and composition students to share their progress on a composition project. The seminar is held on Sunday’s at 3:20 pm.
What kind of music would I be writing?
-Our class discussions focus on classical music selections from the 20th century. On the other hand, our class projects focus on broad musical concepts and are stylistically open-ended. So you can write any kind of music you’d like!
Am I good enough to write music?
-Absolutely! The purpose of our class is to show you that music composition can be fun for people of all backgrounds and skill levels (even if you don’t play an instrument). We will give you tools for each class that will help you better understand how composers think. After each class students are welcomed to stay for the composition seminar to share their work with each other.

Works With Sounds Class: Melody

Sunday, December 2nd
Works With Sounds Class: Melody
2pm-4:30 pm at the Melrose Center (2nd floor of the Orlando Public Library, 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801)
Students should bring a pencil and paper or electronic device for taking notes and writing and drawing.
Composer Jeremy Adams leads this class which combines music making with computer science. This free class is open to all ages and skill levels. Students will create multimedia works of art using coding skills to sculpt audio and visuals. Learn about a specific topic through a seminar for the first hour, then apply your new skills and create a composition for the remainder of the class!
Explore melody and counter melody through examples from composers George Walker and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Then, compose a brief example of a melody and counter melody.

Musical Examples:
Lilacs by George Walker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ScgQUzMqhg&feature=youtu.be
Symphony No. 1 by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glHt8-uZwJ0&feature=youtu.be

Fill out our registration form:

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FAQ:

What’s a composition seminar?

-Our composition seminar is a weekly gathering of composers and composition students to share their progress on a composition project. The seminar is held on Sunday’s at 3:20 pm.

What kind of music would I be writing?

-Our class discussions focus on classical music selections from the 20th century. On the other hand, our class projects focus on broad musical concepts and are stylistically open-ended. So you can write any kind of music you’d like!

Am I good enough to write music?

-Absolutely! The purpose of our class is to show you that music composition can be fun for people of all backgrounds and skill levels (even if you don’t play an instrument). We will give you tools for each class that will help you better understand how composers think. After each class students are welcomed to stay for the composition seminar to share their work with each other.

Works With Sounds Class: Timbre

Sunday, November 18th

Works With Sounds Class: Timbre

2pm-4:30 pm at the Melrose Center (2nd floor of the Orlando Public Library, 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801)

Students should bring a pencil and paper or electronic device for taking notes and writing and drawing.

Composer Jeremy Adams leads this class which combines music making with computer science. This free class is open to all ages and skill levels. Students will create multimedia works of art using coding skills to sculpt audio and visuals. Learn about a specific topic through a seminar for the first hour, then apply your new skills and create a composition for the remainder of the class!

Learn about what timbre is and how it is used in composition through pieces by Meredith Monk and Luciano Berio. Then, compose a short work that focuses primarily on timbre.

Musical Examples:

Songs of Ascension by Meredith Monk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3mSVR3xtfU&feature=youtu.be

Sequenza XI by Luciano Berio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCK9BHBH9QA&feature=youtu.be

Fill out our registration form:

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FAQ:

What’s a composition seminar?

-Our composition seminar is a weekly gathering of composers and composition students to share their progress on a composition project. The seminar is held on Sunday’s at 3:20 pm.

What kind of music would I be writing?

-Our class discussions focus on classical music selections from the 20th century. On the other hand, our class projects focus on broad musical concepts and are stylistically open-ended. So you can write any kind of music you’d like!

Am I good enough to write music?

-Absolutely! The purpose of our class is to show you that music composition can be fun for people of all backgrounds and skill levels (even if you don’t play an instrument). We will give you tools for each class that will help you better understand how composers think. After each class students are welcomed to stay for the composition seminar to share their work with each other.

Works With Sounds Class: Rhythm

Sunday, October 21st

Works With Sounds Class: Rhythm

2pm-4: 30 pm at the Melrose Center (2nd floor of the Orlando Public Library, 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801)

Students should bring a pencil and paper or electronic device for taking notes and writing and drawing.

Composer Jeremy Adams leads this class which combines music making with computer science. This free class is open to all ages and skill levels. Students will create multimedia works of art using coding skills to sculpt audio and visuals. Learn about a specific topic through a seminar for the first hour, then apply your new skills and create a composition for the remainder of the class!

Analyze metric and ametric rhythms through musical examples by compositions of John Cage and Edgar Varèse. Then, utilize metric and ametric rhythm to compose a brief piece.

Musical Examples:

Third Construction by John Cage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j27UIdYJZ0o&feature=youtu.be

Density 21.5 by Edgar Varèse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5-nkJz0guk&feature=youtu.be

Fill out our registration form:

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FAQ:

What’s a composition seminar?

-Our composition seminar is a weekly gathering of composers and composition students to share their progress on a composition project. The seminar is held on Sunday’s at 3:20 pm.

What kind of music would I be writing?

-Our class discussions focus on classical music selections from the 20th century. On the other hand, our class projects focus on broad musical concepts and are stylistically open-ended. So you can write any kind of music you’d like!

Am I good enough to write music?

-Absolutely! The purpose of our class is to show you that music composition can be fun for people of all backgrounds and skill levels (even if you don’t play an instrument). We will give you tools for each class that will help you better understand how composers think. After each class students are welcomed to stay for the composition seminar to share their work with each other.

Works With Sounds Class: Melody

Sunday, September 30th

Works With Sounds Class: Melody

2pm-4: 30 pm at the Melrose Center (2nd floor of the Orlando Public Library, 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801)

This free class is open to all ages and skill levels.

Bring a pencil and paper or electronic device for taking notes and writing and drawing.

Join composer Jeremy Adams for Works With Sounds, a weekly series of classes on topics related to music composition. Learn about a specific topic through a class from 2-3: 10 pm.  Then apply your new skills in the composition seminar from 3:20-4:30.

Explore melody and counter melody through examples from composers George Walker and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Then, compose a brief example of a melody and counter melody.

Musical Examples:

Lilacs by George Walker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ScgQUzMqhg&feature=youtu.be

Symphony No. 1 by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glHt8-uZwJ0&feature=youtu.be

Fill out our registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ECiZfUvTRkwSOcQE2X7-vuguyTIHxAjP_V1Hn8mnBt8/viewform?ts=5b9fba1b&edit_requested=true

FAQ

1. What’s a composition seminar?

-Our composition seminar is a weekly gathering of composers and composition students to share their progress on a composition project. The seminar is held on Sunday’s at 3:20 pm.

2. What kind of music would I be writing?

-Our class discussions focus on classical music selections from the 20th century. On the other hand, our class projects focus on broad musical concepts and are stylistically open-ended. So you can write any kind of music you’d like!

3. Am I good enough to write music?

-Absolutely! The purpose of our class is to show you that music composition can be fun for people of all backgrounds and skill levels (even if you don’t play an instrument). We will give you tools for each class that will help you better understand how composers think. After each class students are welcomed to stay for the composition seminar to share their work with each other.

“No More Starving Artists – How to Make a Career from Your Art.” Workshop by John Paul Fischbach

 

No MoreStarving Artists – How to Make a Career from Your Art

John Paul Fischbach, Founder, Auspicious Arts Incubator

Session Title: 5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Create a Successful Arts Career
Session Instructor:John Paul Fischbach
Length:2 hours
Provided to participants: Booklet
Participants need to bring: Pen or pencil

Workshop Description

This two hour workshop is perfect for any artist who wants to know the practical steps they can take to boost their arts business. Join JohnPaul Fischbach, founder of the Auspicious Arts Incubator, as he takes you through the skills and processes you need to make your arts career sustainable. In this workshop you will learn:

  • To assess your strengths and weaknesses to see what opportunities you have
  • How to set specific and measurable goals for your arts business
  • The techniques you can use to change your language and make it work for your marketing

This session is for any artist at any stage of your career. It is open to artists from all disciplines that need help with the business side of their arts practice. This is a practical working session where you will actually do things right now.

This is one of our most popular workshops for artists wanting to know the practical steps they can take to boost their arts business. It is a great professional resource for those who want to make more money from their art.

Summary of Workshop Exercises

Attendees only need a pen or pencil. Every attendee is given a booklet to fill out. The first thing to fill out is a box asking them what they think need to happen for the session to be worth it. Between each writing task there will be group and individual discussions, and talks fromJohn Paul. John Paul will run a Powerpoint presentation off of his laptop.

Then they are asked to take stock and write down their strengths,weaknesses and one opportunity that is coming up on the horizon. The third task is to pick two people in each artists’ life that can be relied upon to hold them accountable for boosting their career. The fourth task is picking a long and a short-term goal to stick to.After this the artists are asked to pick two things they can do to achieve those goals. Finally each artist does a task that will help them change their language about their arts practice.

At the end there will be more group discussion and a summary.

Biography

JohnPaul Fischbach is an author, producer, director, designer, educator,and a highly sought-after arts business consultant. He is a successful artist entrepreneur whose greatest strength is having lived the artist experience.

As the CEO and co-founder of Auspicious Arts Incubator, John Paul travels extensively around Australia as well as the US and Canada,helping independent artists, organizations, and venues make more money by learning to use value-based language for their marketing and communications.

Throughout his career, he has worked with more than 3,800 artists to transform their lives. John Paul has recently published his first book, ‘NoMore Starving Artists’, a guide written by an artist for artists who want to master their business.