Explorations with music Composition

Virtual Composition Courses for Kids Under 18 Starting Spring 2021 || Ilona Vukovic-Gay, Instructor


Embark on an exciting journey of discovery by finding the key elements of music. Hear the earliest known music and follow the evolution of style, melody, harmony, rhythm, form, and then use all of these elements to create your own composition! Explorations with Music Composition takes place from October to April and will end with a concert featuring original student compositions in early May. The cost is $54.00 per month.

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Level 1 Class (Ages 6-11): Discover the Elements of Music Composition

Level 1 will meet on Fridays 4:00-5:00 PM Colorado Time

Starting with the earliest known music and then traveling through musical periods to find the elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form. Start the musical journey by first using primitive instruments to make sounds and then use them in improvisation to create a composition. Each musical period will involve a composition experiment. Students will use both handwritten scoring and a computer program to notate their music. The final project will be a string quartet composition that will be performed in May by the Southwest String Quartet. No composition or instrumental experience needed. Everyone is welcome to try creating their own musical masterpiece! 

Price: $54.00 per month

Level 1 Class Schedule

October 16, 23, 30

November 6, 3, 20

December 4, 11

January 15, 22, 29

February 5, 12, 19

March 5, 19

April 16, 23

May 7th Premiere Concert

Level 2 Class (ages 12-18): How to Compose Music

Level 2 will meet on Saturdays 2:00 – 3:00 PM Colorado Time

The focus will be a combination of music theory, compositional techniques, listening and the score study of music from different periods. Handwritten notation and a computer program will be used to prepare the final score and parts. The completed composition will be performed in May by the Southwest String Quartet or by the Rocky Ridge faculty playing in a small mixed instrument ensemble.

Price: $54.00 per month

Level 2 Class Schedule

October 17, 24, 31

November 7, 14, 21

December 5, 12

January 16, 23, 30

February 6, 13, 20

March 6, 20

April 17, 24

May 8 Premiere Concert


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