This workshop offers accessible, hands-on and user-friendly composition and improvisation classroom techniques for band, orchestra, choir and general music teachers. Learn to compose and improvise in and introduce your students to different styles using contemporary classical, jazz, blues, Baroque, Arabic taqasim, rock and non- style specific approaches. Composition techniques include invented notation, artwork as score, building a compositional toolbox, and motivic development. Improvisation techniques include sound exploration, soundscapes, rhythm pieces, call and response, simple chord/mode/scale associations and conducted improvisation (conduction).
Date: June 26 – 27, 2017 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Matt Turner, cellist and pianist, teaches improvisation at Lawrence University. Improvising in myriad of styles, Turner appears on over 100 recordings and has performed in Canada, Europe, and Asia. His music is published by Carl Fischer, Alfred, Latham, and Alliance. He currently performs with Bill Carrothers, Randy Sabien, Janet Planet, and Hal Rammel. Turner is a Yamaha and D’Addario Performing Artist.
- Pre-registration (register by 6/23/17)
- Member* $130
- Non-Member $145
- Undergraduate $25
Graduate Credit Information
Participants who attend this workshop have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for an additional fee of $220. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form and mail it with a check for $220 (payable to Viterbo University) to:
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597
- View the course syllabus (pdf)
- Viterbo Registration Form (pdf)
- Visit the Graduate Credit Information page for more details and to sign-up for credit.
Contact Mary: Send a message
800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)