For teens and adults.

Led by a team of established composers active in the New York and international music scenes, this course exposes students to various approaches to music composition and performance, focusing on different compositional methods and culminating in an end-of-term performance.

Class size is limited to seven.

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  • Composing with Composers (15+ Years)

    First Session: Sun, Jan 31, 2016, 3 pm - 4:30 pm

    Instructor: Milica Paranosic  show bio

    Critically acclaimed composer Milica Paranosic has established herself as one of New York’s finest and most daring performance artists, producers and technologists. The New York Times described her music as: “Amazing…astonishing,” and “Like liquor-filled pralines,” by Germany’s Morgenpost; “A painter, a musical Jackson Pollack,” by SEAMUS. Milica’s works range from one-woman multimedia shows and sound installations to operatic and symphonic works. Her theatre and film soundtracks have appeared in award winning movies, released on Bridge, Electroshock, Albany and The New Sound record labels. Inspired by her travels and international collaborations, Milica ingeniously incorporates music of her Serbian homeland in addition to cross-continental muses such as Brazil and Ghana. Milica strives to create new sound worlds in which contrasting concepts vividly coexi...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Instructor: Dan Cooper  show bio

    Dan Cooper's music has been noted in The Associated Press, American Record Guide, Berkshire Eagle, Boston Globe, CurtainUp, Fanfare, Greenwich Times, Metroland Albany, NMC, The New York Times, Times Union and Time Out New York, among others — "contemporary impressionism," "inventive," "creative," "vibrant," "drawing on vernacular styles," "especially fascinating," "full of instrumental virtuosity and sly humor," "utterly charming," "incorporates blues.. into a contemporary context," "whimsical," "carefree," "acute," "daring," "well-plotted," "hauntingly beautiful," and with a "spirit of originality, verve, and humor, now being passed on to a new generation.&quo...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Instructor: Gene Pritsker  show bio

    Composer/guitarist/rapper/Di.J. Gene Pritsker has written over five hundred compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music and songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles. All of his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures.

    He is the founder and leader of Sound Liberation; an eclectic hip hop-chamber-jazz-rock-etc. ensemble who have released cd's on Col-legno, Composers Concordance and Innova Records. He is also the co-director of Composers' Concordance, a new music presenting organization with a 30 year history of producing cocnert in NYC. Gene's music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers, including the Adelaide Symphony, MDR Symphony, The Athens Camerata, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Brooklyn, Shanghai and Berlin Philharmonics, Sinfon...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Sunday

    Sessions: 12

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S292, 2nd Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $575.00

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