Summer Music Workshop

Peter and the Wolf, a participatory experience for youth musicians
Strings, woodwinds, brass, and piano welcome

In a fun and challenging workshop, the creative and imaginative qualities of each student musician will be celebrated as listening, playing, collaborating, and performance skills are developed. Through listening, reading, improvisation, composition, imagination, and movement exercises, students explore expressive possibilities in order to experience the soundscape of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf from the inside out. Each student will learn a part (or parts) of the score on their instrument and participate in a symphonic performance. The student musicians themselves are the stuff of which the symphony is made. The music comes to life through a blend of individual practice, partner work, and group cooperation.

1:00pm - 5:00pm, Mon., Aug. 8 - Fri., Aug. 12
Congregational Church on Mercer Island at 4545 Island Crest Way
$350 includes an organic vegetarian snack each day.

This workshop is appropriate for ages 10 - 14 with at least one year of formal music training and some ability to read music. The week-long experience will culminate in an informal collaborative performance for family and friends at 5:00pm on Fri., Aug. 12.

Leslie McMichael, music director
with guest teaching artists from Seattle Symphony

Please email Leslie McMichael to sign up and/or ask any questions.

Download mail-in registration form here.