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Erik Nielsen or Sandi MacLeod

Erik, course instructor



Sandi MacLeod, Executive Director,

or phone the Music-COMP office -
802 879-0065



Monday- Friday, July 25-29, 2016

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Montpelier High School
5 High School Drive
Montpelier, VT 05602

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Summer Composition Workshop for Students 2016 

July 25-29, 2016    -    Montpelier High School

1 - 4 pm daily

Still time to register for this workshop, but once we reach our maximum, we'll close registration.

TWO spaces left!


Contact Sandi@music-comp.org now if you're interested so we save you a space.

summer workshop image Music-COMP offers a week-long, half-day summer workshop for students with an interest in music composition. The instructor is Erik Nielsen, Senior Mentor with Music-COMP, with extensive experiences as a professional composer, student workshop leader, and school composition artist- in-residence instructor. Erik will guide each student as they explore various composition skills and techniques to develop works suitable for live performance. Students will interact with one another to provide feedback on each others' work. A goal of the week is a reading/workshop session with professional instrumentalists. This session will be scheduled at a date following the workshop week and will provide students with an opportunity to discuss their composition and gain input from the musicians. A full performance will be given with an audio recording made for the student composer.

Students will explore various aspects of composition, including harmony, melody, orchestration, and thematic development. Each student will grow from their starting point to develop increasingly sophisticated composition skills and techniques.

Tuition is $225 for the week and workshop size is very limited, so sign up early. You may pay in full, or pay a non-refundable deposit of $50 now with full payment due the first day of class. Recommended age group is middle through high school, although younger students with advanced skills may contact Erik to decide if this workshop is appropriate.

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