We sure had a great time with our first summer songwriting class in the Moundsview District! It was an intense 4 week course that covered the fundamentals of songwriting and music theory, featured a bunch of guest artists: Ann Reed, Joan Griffeth, Dan Newton, Kevin Gastonguy, and The Honeydogs’ Adam Levy. After 3 weeks of learning about songwriting we put […]
We started a 4 week, intensive songwriting course with some of the middle schoolers in the Mounds View public school district. One of our MWM people is teaming up with Eric Stainbrook, the school’s orchestra teacher, to get this done. We kicked it off in a big way today by inviting two powerhouses of the MN music scene to give […]
Taylor Isberner – Cavalia [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://musicworksmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Cavalia.mp3″] James Farrell – Painful Ignorance [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://musicworksmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Painful-Ignorance.mp3″]
We set out to pilot the composition contest program at White Bear Lake Public Schools. To my surprise it actually went rather smoothly and it got the students to write above and beyond my expectations. These are people who have never written a piece of classical music before, and have also never played strings. It was both a wonderful artistic […]
Thank you, Nick Backus for writing up this nice article on MusicWorks, and what we’re trying to accomplish with the Band Together program. Friends, please spread this far and wide and drum up some more support for our work with the students! read the article HERE Good stuff.