SYP Workshop Series

Settlement is pleased to announce the current slate of workshops for our Sounds of Young Philadelphia students for the 2017-18 season. We ask that students and their families sign up for at least one workshop at their earliest convenience. You may of course sign up for more than one, or all of them!

Please note the locations for each of the workshops. Additionally, both the January and February workshops are split between age groups. Thus, your time will be slightly different depending on your age. If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact Karin Orenstein via email or phone at 215-320-2642. 

 

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Workshop Details & Registration Form

November 16th, 2017 EXPLORING AFRO-CARIBBEAN RHYTHMS
Kardon Northeast Branch, 6:00-8:00 p.m. In collaboration with Mamadele and AfroTaino Productions, Settlement Music School will present workshops in Afro-Brazilian percussion and dance. The workshops will focus on a few fundamental Afro-Brazilian rhythms played on traditional instruments including surdos, caixas, bacurinhas, and tamborims. Coordinating dance movements will be taught simultaneously to demonstrate the interconnectedness of percussion and dance in Afro-Brazilian culture.
January 16th, 2018 LATIN AMERICAN DRUMMING EXPERIENCE
Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 6:00-6:45 p.m., Ages 8-13; 7:00–8:00 p.m., Ages 14-18 Latin Percussionist Christian Noguera explaining the origin of Latin American drums, sounds, techniques, rudiments, and rhythms
February 12th, 2018 INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING
Willow Grove Branch, 6:00-6:45 p.m. Ages 8-13; 7:00–8:00 p.m., Ages 14-18 Assistant Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra Kensho Watanabe will share his story, from his years as a violin student, his pre-med years at Yale, and the years he spent at Curtis as a conducting student. Then he will introduce the basic elements of conducting in an interactive lesson.
TBD 2018 THE WORLD OF IMPROVISATION WITH TONY MICELI
Wynnefield Branch, 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Ages 8-12; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Ages 13-18 Improvisation has been proved by neuroscience as an effective tool for accessing creativity and solving problems. Regardless of a student’s previous experience, Tony incorporates transformative techniques to break down many of the musical barriers that students can develop. Students will begin to develop improvisational techniques that will not only improve their musical experience but can help them overcome music obstacles and gain confidence through expression.
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