Might you be a Composer?

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Spotlight Concert Friday, October 18 Saturday, October 19 6:30pm CFAC Auditorium, Recital Hall & Center Art Gallery. New this year, the "Spotlight" concert features student performances ranging from solo work to larger ensembles, from musical theatre.

A lot of people say that they have music running around inside their heads, even when their iPods are on the blink and they aren’t within earshot of a stereo system. Does this sort of thing ever happen to you? Now here’s the really big question: Are any of those tunes ones that you make up? If so, might you be a composer? This workshop is just they event for you.

Might YOU be a Composer?

Conducted by: David Fuentes
Professor of Composition and Theory Calvin College

Saturday October 19, 2013
Covenant Fine Arts Center, room 224

A workshop for high school students curious about pursuing music composition as a serious hobby or vocation

means and methods

  • how composers compose

  • inspiration vs. perspiration

  • emerging technology

talent and teaching

  • what composers need to possess

  • what composers need to learn

  • what composers might expect at college

  • what young composers can do now

composition as a calling

  • scratching the itch

  • the composer’s audience

  • careers involving composition

After a free lunch, students will have an opportunity to present music they have written for comments. The workshop is free, but limited to 15 students. Find applications at www.calvin.edu/academic/music/division/thercomp.


For more information, contact David Fuentes: dfuentes@calvin.edu 616.526.6569 

View all the events taking place during the department of music's 2013-2014 concert season.


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