Summer 2020 registration is open!
INTRO TO MUSIC COMPOSITION SUMMER WORKSHOP
Our Program Director is working to transition this program to a robust online experience.
Stay tuned for details!
What you should know to take this workshop: basic understanding of treble and bass clef, experience playing an instrument, basic understanding of music theory (scales, key signatures, time signatures) – participants are encouraged to bring in pieces they are currently working on, although it is not required.
More advanced composition students should enroll in our Music Composition Explorations workshop for ages 13–18!
Dates: June 22–26, 2020
Times: 1–4 p.m. (M-F)
Location: Mason Community Arts Academy Building in Fairfax, VA
After Care option not available for this program
In the event of program cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued.
Instructor: Andrew Cote
Mason School of Music Faculty
Read about Mr. Cote
As a rock and popular music artist, Andrew has recorded with several groups including Aaron Tinjum and the Tangents, Winterstar, Marijke, The Double Yellow, The Dino Monkeys, Armaniche’s Architects, Famous Ladies, and several more. He is an active studio drummer, recording on several albums each year. Andrew currently teaches orchestration, aural skills, and popular music history at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Andrew also is the Staff Arranger and Director of Choirs at Truro Anglican Church, also in Fairfax, VA.
Andrew earned a Doctorate in Music Composition from George Mason University, a Master’s degree in Music Composition from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire. His former composition instructors include Mark Camphouse, David R. Gillingham, Andrew Boysen Jr., David Hollinden, Jay Batzner, and Michael Annicchiarico.
“My favorite part of the program was the composition challenges, where Mr. Andrew would sit us down, give us a list of requirements, and say, ‘Now compose a piece!’”―Intro to Music Composition 2019 Music
- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc. Feel free to contact the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889 or email@example.com.
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