WCO Offers Annual Summer Orchestral Music Workshops
 
MUSIC CAMP 2014 WILL BE JULY 7-11, MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!  
            The Wickenburg Children’s cultural Organization is proud to announce the fifth annual Wickenburg Orchestral Music Workshops, July 7 – July 11 2014.            Two workshops are designed to offer great musical experiences to young people, regardless of previous musical experience. The first workshop, the Music Explorers Workshop, was designed to provide an introduction to music and the instruments of the orchestra. The second, the Young Performers Workshop, places young instrumentalists in the Workshop Orchestra, where they will meet, practice, and perform with an array of local musicians, guest artists, and students from throughout the region. This year we will gain have strings, with a breakout for guitar, piano,  voice, history/theory and more.  We are adding a very special feature this year's camp.  Watch this spot in a few months (April 2014) for more information.
            Registration for the workshops is $40.00 for the Explorers and  $75.00 for the Young performers; however, a limited number of scholarships are available. For registration materials or additional information, visit www.wco.org or call (928) 684-7473.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORMS  same as last year with June 30, 2014 deadline.

        WCO Music Explorers Sample Day From 2010 we have a much updated format this year. In addition to the guitar, percussion, brass and voice that we have added over the years, this year we add ukulele.  A Trip to the Musical Instrument Museum is part of the camp.

PIANO KEYBOARD DAY

         Listening to Background music as students enter

Music listening, featured composer, music history

·         Name tag activity (Randomly give name tags to students.  Students find their names.) Bach’s 23 children, 76 relatives, 50 with the name “Johann”

  • Stress active listening

“Piano” Section

Rhythmic
Awareness

Materials: Presentation Set-up: Dry-erase/markers, Laptop/projector, invite children to write their own, paper, markers

25 min

Painter’s tape (1-1 ½ inch)

Guest Performance

 

Kay Anderson

Hands-on

Is it possible to have a real piano available?

11:00a

11:15a

Materials: cardboard, tubes, bottles, PVC piping, boom-whackers

11:35a

15 min

 

“Are You Sleeping” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

Responding to Music

Bach “Anna Magdalena.” Movement to show high and low.

 

Dismissal

 

 

Daily Schedule

9:00 – Sectionals

            Warm-ups

            Ear Training: Match pitch, blend and balance, singing parts

            Technique: Posture, breathing, colors and dynamics

 

10:00 – Ensemble Rehearsal

            Basic conducting, phrasing, listening; as necessary for music

 

11:00 – Guest Presentation

            Monday - Keyboards: Kay Anderson, Diamondbacks Organist

Tuesday - Brass: Tim Johnson

Wednesday - Strings: Quartet

Thursday - Woodwinds: Elizabeth Wagner (Music Therapist/Clarinetist)

Friday - Percussion: Rebecca Duncan, Matthew Britton

 

11:30 – Lunch

 

12:15 – Theory and Appreciation

Monday: Time signatures and counting system – Gershwin: Preludes; Debussy, Claire de Lune

Tuesday: Clefs and reading notes: F, C, G clefs; major and minor keys (handout: mini keyboard) – Shostaokovich: Novorrossisk Chimes (PR brass version), Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite (Viennese Musical Clock), some fast brass quintet music?

Wednesday: Key Signatures: order of sharps and flats, handouts for circle of fifths, how to figure from signature,  (handout: list of labeled key signatures, order of sharps and flats) – Copland: Hoe-Down from Rodeo, Barber: Adagio for String, Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Thursday: Tempos and dynamics, review: lists and definitions – Tchaikovsky: 4th Symphony, mvt. 2, Grainger: Linconshire Posy, The Brisk Young Sailor; Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

Friday: Form and Roles – Blast!: Marimba Spiritual,

 

Tuesday-Thursday Afternoon

 

1:00 – Games (Music games, team building)

            Monday – Pass the Tempo (clapping team-building exercise), name learning

            Tuesday – Note-Reading Bingo, Spell-the-Word (on the staff)

            Wednesday – Building a machine, drawing music symbols with the body

            Thursday – Musical Jeopardy

 

2:00 – Ensemble Rehearsal

 

3:00 – Dismissal

Friday Afternoon

 

1:00 – Games

            The Cup Game, Balloon Volleyball

 

1:30 – Ensemble Rehearsal

 

2:30 – Distribute T-shirts and Take Pictures

 

3:00 – Dinner

            Pizza Party

 

4:00 – Rehearsal with Community Orchestra

 

5:00 – Concert

 

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