The Bach Tree: 6 Essentials for Creativity in Music

December 7, 2020 @ 7:00 PM – December 12, 2020 @ 8:00 PM
West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
The Bach Tree: 6 Essentials for Creativity in Music @ WCCMA@Online via Zoom
Step far beyond the musical page to develop your creative voice with Internationally acclaimed musicians Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley.

The Bach Tree takes a new form for pandemic times and invites musicians from far and wide to connect digitally to explore the basic essentials for creativity. In this session Dinuk Wijeratne and Nick Halley will introduce you to the Bach Tree program and give you insights on ways you can approach your creative process as a musician. During this free session you’ll also learn more about the full 2020/21 program.

Your registration gives you access to:

The opening workshop, and Q&A Essentials for Creativity in Music LIVE on Dec 7, 2020 at 7pm ET

Bach Tree Meet and Greet LIVE on Thursday December 10, 2020 at 7pm ET

Recorded content from these sessions will be available until Saturday December 12th at 10pm ET.

Who is this for?: Bach Tree is for curious, ingenious learners who love to think in a cross-disciplinary way and want to expand and diversify their skill set. It is best for students with a solid music foundation under their belt (Advanced High School and University level students) through professional musicians and educators. We’ll have groups and offerings tailored to the skills of most interest to you. This is a great opportunity for teachers to get professional development hours, for professionals to explore new/expanded areas of musicianship, and for students to leap off the written page.

About the Bach Tree: Annual Workshop and Residency Program

In response to the pandemic we are introducing: 2020/21 Bach Tree Online Academy. The Academy will include 1-2 hours of monthly instruction starting in December 2020, and continuing for at least 6 months and (hopefully) culminating in an in-person hybrid gathering in late spring with a Showcase of work created. Participants will meet with the instructors in small groups or individually to talk about their creative needs and ways the program can help with honing their artistic output. Monthly content will be available to registered participants live over zoom and recordings will be available following the sessions.

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. This program will combine 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 in this weekend workshop. It is our hope that if guidelines allow that we will be able to offer some in person instruction for those able to attend in late spring. We’ll continue to offer digital access to key components on that weekend. Questions? contact [email protected]

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