The Bach Tree: Cultivating Creative and Collaborative Musicians

September 27, 2019 – September 30, 2019 all-day
West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
133 Old Church Road
Claremont, NH 03743, Claremont
NH 03743
$0 - $130
West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
The Bach Tree: Cultivating Creative and Collaborative Musicians @ West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts | Claremont | NH | US

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

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.

Register for the Bach Tree:

Check all options that apply (required) Performing MusicianMusic StudentMusic TeacherOther Musician

Would you consider yourself: (required) ProfessionalSemi-ProfessionalStudentAmateur

Do you have any time restrictions during the residency days?

Please share a little about your music background and the music that you make or participate in. Please share the school you work or study at, if applicable:

What burning questions do you have? What would you like to explore during our time? Is there an area that you would like to expand your knowledge in?

If you are a school music teacher, would you be interested in residency times at a later date where the instructors visit your classroom to work on your topics of interest? This could be for professional development or as visiting artists, and would be designed based on conversations with you: YesNo

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