Have you ever wanted to improve your performance on your instrument? Each school year, we hold a series of intimate and interactive workshops. We strive to assist develop the skill, technique, and musicianship of each student musician.
Each session is limited to approximately 8 participants. During each session, one of our music clinicians holds a master class. Each student will work one-on-one with the clinician in front of their fellow participants. Each participant will perform a piece of their choice. After the performance, the clinician will assist to identify and solve the student’s performance issues. The clinician will also welcome feedback from other participants. We believe that an evaluation of our weaknesses, with the help of specialists and peers, make us stronger individuals—in music and in worlds outside of music!
At the end of the school year in June, our adjudicated Music Education & Outreach Recital culminates our workshop series. All students who participated in the school year’s workshop series will have an opportunity to perform and showcase what they learned. Students will be evaluated and will receive feedback on improving performance from a panel of jurors. The Music Recital is open to the public and provides students with an opportunity to perform in public.
We’re here for both vocalists and instrumentalists! Here are a few topics that we cover during our sessions.
Our vocal workshops encourage healthy singing in singers of all ages. Topics include: the mastery of chest and head tone, diction, International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), vowel shapes, coordinating vocal onset, breath control, establishing a balanced resonance, examining the voice’s vibrancy, and extending and stabilizing one’s vocal range.
Workshops for string players address both technical and performance topics such as: intonation, proper performance posture, left and right hand technique, timbre, scales and vibrato.
Wind and Brass Players
Wind and brass workshop topics include: timbre, scales, vibrato and proper practice.
2017-2018 Workshop Schedule
Here’s a schedule of our upcoming workshops! Our workshop sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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The FASO Music Education Workshop Program is sponsored, in part, by generous grants from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the California Arts Council. If you’d share the gift of song with our students, you can make a donation to our Music Education & Outreach Program here.