Tuesday, August 4

Lecture (Composition)

  • Colburn School, Grand Rehearsal Hall 200 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States

Compose Yourself: Exploring Composition for the Horn Player
Presenter: Gina Gillie

Exploring the process of composition yields numerous benefits for performers, teachers and students. In the process of creating our own music we confront the musical choices and creative undertakings that our favorite composers also confronted, and we can understand better the struggle of turning individual notes and rhythms into music. Understanding composition can break down barriers when we're performing between the notes on the page the expression we desire.

This presentation will discuss many of the benefits of writing your own music and will offer some tips on how to get started and what to consider. Whether you just want to write for your own enjoyment in the practice room or you want to have your music performed on concert stages, there is much to be gained by composing yourself.