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, Arabic taqasim, 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 & Time: Monday, August 12, 2019 – 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education
Instructor: Matt Turner
Matt Turner, cellist, pianist, and composer, teaches in the Jazz & Improvisational Music Department at Lawrence University. Improvising in myriad styles, Turner appears on over 100 recordings and has performed in Canada, Europe, and Asia.
He currently performs with Bill Carrothers, Janet Planet, Randy Sabien,and Hal Rammel. Turner is a Yamaha and D’Addario Performing Artist, and his music is published by Carl Fischer, Alfred, Latham, Berklee Press, and Alliance.
- Pre-registration is required 10 business days before workshop:
- Member* $75
- Non-Member $100
- Collegiate FREE
Contact Darin Menk
800-589-9762, 608-850-3566 (Madison area)