Everybody can be a composer!
A resident composer and professional musicians teach your students how to write original music through non-musical vocabulary.
No prior musical knowledge necessary.
The process of creating a piece and hearing it in public performance promotes a sense of empowerment, authority and ownership that fosters a greater connection with the art form. Each school and participating student receives a professionally recorded DVD of their performance, a formal program and an engraved score of their group’s composition. A follow-up session allows students to reflect on their acheivements.
"Thank you for letting us participate in the music program. We learned that there are different types of music, for example swing, pop, jazz, and classical. My favorite type of music is blues. it reminds me of my culture."
For information on bringing a Create a Symphony residency to your students, contact The New York Pops Education Department at 212-765-7677.