As of 9.13.2021 Snow Pond Center for the Arts is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at all indoor events. Masks required. Details here.
Composition Intensive Schedule
9:15 Group Check-in & Meditations on Creativity
9:30 - 10:30 Seminar
10:45 - 12 Composing in Cabins
1:30 - 4 Composing/Recreation/30-min Private lessons
(One with Jessica and one with Alyssa, each week)
4:30 - 6 Seminar or rehearsals
7-8pm Possible rehearsals/readings or free time
8:30 Evening Activity
Seminars will be a mix of:
Student Presentations and Discussions
Students will give short oral presentations on a favorite piece from the standard repertoire and point out why they think a certain section of a particular piece is effective.
As a group we then discuss what we are noticing in the score that makes this work successful or meaningful, then brainstorm how students can apply these strategies to their craft.
Craft & Career Seminars on different topics
What scores should look like
How to work with performers who are performing your music
Delve into the idiomatic strategies and instrument colors unique to each ensemble they will hear at the festival
Real-world skills (networking, access to your work on the internet, social media, building a portfolio)