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 develop the skill, technique and musicianship of each student musician.
Each session is limited to approximately eight 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. Participants will perform a piece of their choice. After the performance, the clinician will assist in identifying and solving 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, 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 Education & Outreach 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.
Note for Songwriting Workshop Applicants: All Songwriting Workshop applicants should only fill out this form here.
2019-2020 Workshop Schedule
COVID-19 Update: In response to the evolving guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Los Angeles County health officials, FASO is postponing its remaining in-person Music Education & Outreach programming for 2020. Read more about our response to COVID-19 here.
Here’s a schedule of workshops open to public participation.
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Learn more about a special off-shoot of the Music Education & Outreach Program, the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra Youth String Ensemble, here!
FASO is supported, in part, by the Adams-Maskovich Family Foundation, Bank of Hope, the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and John DeFato. If you’d like to share the gift of song with our students, you can make a donation to our Music Education & Outreach Program here.