INTRO TO MUSIC COMPOSITION SUMMER WORKSHOP
SUMMER 2019 INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED BY JANUARY 15, 2019!
From structured in-class listening, discussion, and application, students will learn basic elements of the composer’s creative process, including melodic construction, harmony and counterpoint. Taught by Mason instructor Andrew Cote, this is a must have foundation for any aspiring composer.
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.
Ages: 13-18 years
Dates: July 9-13, 2018
Times: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Location: Mason Community Arts Academy Building in Fairfax
*Aftercare not available for this program
Make a day of it by registering for Beginner Guitar Camp, which runs 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
More advanced composition students should enroll in our Music Composition Explorations workshop, June 18-22, 2018!
Instructor: Andrew Cote, Instructor at Mason’s School of Music
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.
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- Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
- All students will receive an Intro Music Composition Welcome Letter 2018 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 call the Academy office with questions at 703-993-9889.
To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.