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July 13-17, 2020

9:30 - 2:30 

Haydenville, Mass. 

Musically inclined students age 9 and up are invited to join cellist/composer Stephen Katz in his woodland yurt studio for an immersive, inventive week of composing, improvising, & performing.

No prior composing or improvising experience necessary!

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Our activities will revolve around group creation, rehearsal, and performance of our own music with an emphasis on creative process, deep listening, and self-expression. We will craft songs and instrumental soundscapes, drawing inspiration from our life stories, poetry, games, and found objects from our walks in the woods. On Friday afternoon we will present our findings to friends & family!

  • Composing & Improvising: solo, duo, and whole group

  • Mini-master classes: practice methods, memorizing, notation

  • Games: rhythm, ear training, music theory

  • Movement: Stephen’s Whirled Games and woodland hikes

  • Performing: Friday afternoon for friends & family

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