Give your students the opportunity to work with a Wisconsin composer as they learn the basics of composing. This workshop offers the experience of creative collaboration and promotes teamwork as students learn the process of composing a song from beginning to end. Click here for details.
Composition, Inspiration, and Improvisation: The Birth and Growth of Musical Ideas
Composing is exciting, mysterious, and magical, and deeply human—it gives us an essential and powerful way to describe what it is to be alive in this world. This workshop explores the creative journey—from inspiration to expression—through experimentation with musical materials, improvisation, and construction. Click here for details.
Sampling for Electronic Music
Sampling is the technique of digitally encoding music or sound and reusing it as part of a composition or recording. During this workshop, students will experience the sampling process in three different ways: searching for samples on vinyl records, making music with found sounds, and remixing a currently popular song. Suggested for students in grades 9-12. Click here for details.
This workshop focuses on techniques and tools to help high school students develop their ideas into their own compositions. We’ll start with short melodic and rhythmic figures and explore various ways those motives can expand to create a cohesive composition. Click here for details.
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Questions about classroom workshops? Contact Victoria Donahue at 608-850-1022.