JAZZ COMPOSITION WORKSHOP

JULY 11-22, 2016   MON-FRI 3PM-6PM 

AGES 15 -18

only 15 instruction slots available and by audition only

MUSE CREATIVE WORKSPACE 6 N 19TH STREET RVA, 23223

TUITION: $1100.00

WHO SHOUD APPLY:  High school students ages 15-18 with a good foundation on one of the following: trumpet, trombone, saxophone, flute, clarinet, guitar, piano, acoustic bass or drums.

Sample of composition skills required: (PDF Score and/or MP3 file)

DATES: July 11-22  

TIME: 3:00PM-6:00PM

LOCATION: Muse Creative Workspace Application 

DEADLINE:  JULY 1, 2016

PARTICIPANTS LEARN:

  • How to develop a complete work of music

  • The basics of music form, melody and harmony

  • Music Theory

  • Orchestration

  • How to prepare scores and lead sheets

  • Much More!

 

The Jazz Composition Workshop for high school students is a two week intensive music program designed to challenge and engage young musicians in the art of jazz composition.  Students will take part in the rigorous process of music composition alongside New York based Jazz Composer, Ashby Anderson.  

 

ASHBY ANDERSON HIGHLIGHTS:

  •  UNDERTONES - Commissioned by New Music USA

  •  HISTORIC RICHMOND JAZZ SUITE - Commissioned by Meet the Composer

  •  Fellowship in Composition from the Virginia Commission for the Arts

  • Compositions featured in film and documentaries

Ashby Anderson Albums:

  •  Afrikan Arkestra - UNDERTONES: Aural Memorial for the African Burial Grounds (2015)

  •  Aura-Glyph (2014)

  •  Shockoe City - HISTORIC RICHMOND JAZZ SUITE (2006)

  •  A Celebration of Life (2002)

  •  A Work of Art (2002)

  •  The Calling (1999)

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Complete online audition fee of $50.00.

  2. Upload a work samples.

  3. An email will be sent outlining acceptance or non acceptance for the workshop.

  4. All tuition due by July 1, 2016.

​HOW TO UPLOAD SAMPLES:

  1. Click on the button to go to the DROPBOX.

  2. You may submit either a pdf of your score or a mp3 file of your music work.