LAM hosts national composition workshop

Dates: August 10-11 and 17-18, 2019 (inclusive)

Location: Louisville Academy of Music, University of Louisville

Pathways participants are talented young performers who may not yet identify as composers, but are passionately curious about creating their own music. The 2019 Pathways instruction team includes Dr. Allison Ogden, composer/performers Jecorey Arthur and Rachel Grimes, members of Longleash, and Loretto Project composer fellows Derek Carter (U. of L.), Sunbin Kim (Manhattan School of Music), Lucy McKnight (USC), and Ayanna Woods (Yale Univ.)


Participants will practice basic tools, techniques and approaches that will help them articulate their own musical ideas and enable them to pursue further explorations in composition. Topics covered will include improvisation, theory and form, style, and extended techniques. Over the course of two weekends, students will participate in group workshops, receive individual instruction, and will share a completed miniature composition for their own instrument by the final session of the workshop.

The Pathways Initiative will take place over four days, from August 10-11 and 17-18, and will be hosted at the Louisville Academy of Music and U. of L.’s Bird Recital Hall.

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LAM hosts innovative composition workshop

We are excited to host Longleash trio and Dr. Allison Ogden in their new program the Pipeline Initiative: an introductory composition workshop for high school age instrumentalists from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field of composition.

"As new music specialists, we are confronted with the many inequities and imbalances in the field of composition on a daily basis. With the Pipeline Initiative, we hope to address one very small part of the systemic inequities that exclude certain groups in our society from acts of cultural production. This program will provide students with the artistic tools to articulate and amplify their musical perspective, through a craft-based approach intended to get students composing in a cognizant way, regardless of what form their chosen mode of musical expression may ultimately take."


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