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
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
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.
New York Based Composer, Pianist, Educator and Entrepreneur Ashby Anderson was born and raised in Richmond Virginia's Northside neighborhood.
2019 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