Step far beyond the musical page to develop your creative and collaborative skills and amplify your craft. In this program you will work with internationally acclaimed and well-travelled musicians Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley. An intensive workshop using the extraordinary Bach Canons as a foundation for performance, composition and improvisation, with an aim to broaden the skill set and imaginations of all participants. The program combines group and one-on-one learning tailored to the individual’s goals and interests including styles of improvisation, composition, and performance techniques. Participants work on elements of their project in-between meeting times, and the program culminates in a showcase presenting work created during the workshop.
Full Program information and schedule can be found at wcc-ma.org/BachTree
A special 2019 addition to the program, all participants will be part of a performance of a new piece by Dinuk Wijeratne commissioned by the Saint-Gaudens Memorial and performed at the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park on Sept 28th during the annual Sculptural Visions event. The sessions during that day will be held in the Little Studio at the park.
Times for workshops are set based on participant groups, and generally consist of 2-3 hours per day for each group. There can be some scheduling accommodation if participants have timing conflicts.
This project is made possible in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is funded in part by the Expeditions Planning program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.
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