MASTERCLASS

FOR

YOUNG MUSICIANS 

Date: November 10, 2018 

Time: Musicians Ages 11-13yrs  9am - 12 pm

         Musicians Ages 14-16 yrs  1pm - 4pm

Submit Application by Tuesday, November 4, 2018

Notification of acceptance by November 5, 2018 

Register To Attend by November 7, 2018

Cost: $150.00

Where: Richmond Virginia

Location: MOTUS Studios Richmond, Virginia

All submissions are reviewed by New York Based Composer, Pianist and Educator Ashby Anderson

ABOUT THE MASTERCLASS

THIS MASTERCLASS IS FOCUSED ON THE MUSIC OF JAZZ COMPOSER AND PIANIST

THELONIOUS MONK

WHAT'S IT ABOUT ?

 

  • This is a Masterclass for young musicians with at least a 1-2 years experience on a musical instrument. It is for young musicians that play, piano, guitar, acoustic bass, drums, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, flute and clarinet.

 

  • Participants will learn about the Jazz Music art form as developed by Composer / Pianist Thelonious Monk while studying and playing his music.

 

  • The young musicians will learn about Jazz Music from New York Based Composer, Pianist and Educator Ashby Anderson.

 

  • Participants will learn how to use music elements to improvise and express their personality through music without written sheet music. 

 

  • Through music scores and lead sheets musicians will learn the importance of music theory and site reading skills.

 

  • Through historical footage, the life, character, history and accomplishments of Thelonious Monk  will be past on to the next generation of young musicians.

 

MASTERCLASS INSTRUCTOR

ASHBY ANDERSON

New York Based Composer, Pianist, Educator and Entrepreneur Ashby Anderson was born  and raised in Richmond Virginia's Northside neighborhood.

 

  • 2​​019 Candidate for Guggenhiem Fellowship

  • 2018 Composed "ANCIENT FUTURE" for the BMI / New York Jazz Orchestra

  • 2018 Valentine Museum's Richmond History Maker

  • Richmond Youth Jazz Guild Artistic Director 2008-2017

  • 2015 Composed ,Orchestrated , Conducted and Performed the first ever Orchestral Work for Richmond's AFRICAN BURIAL GROUNDS to Commemorate the 150 year end to Slavery in RVA Commissed by New Music USA

  • 2008 Jazz Composer Fellowship Virginia Commission For The Arts

  • 2006-2017 CEO Muse Creative Workspace

  • 2006 Composed and Performed The HISTORIC RICHMOND JAZZ SUITE- Commissioned by Meet The Composer

  • 2004 Composed NATIVE LANGUAGE  For Live Performance for RICHMOND's SLAVE TRAIL tour

  • Produced and recorded 5 albums/CD's of Jazz Music

 

 

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