Jazz Theory, Music Production and Songwriting are among the subjects offered through this latest series of online learning workshops.
Over the past few years, the UNB Conservatory has offered workshops for a wide array of musical tastes and ability levels. This winter, the Conservatory is moving their workshops online so participants can enrich their musical lives from home. The workshops are open to the public and are geared towards amateur, student, and professional musicians alike.
This year’s lineup is aimed at musician wellness and creativity. Expand your musical capabilities by adding some theory to your well-earned chops with Jazz Theory. The workshop is meant to build on a basic understanding of music theory and is led by Jason Flores. With Music Production participants will navigate the world of electronic music production. This workshop is led by local musician and producer, Maksim Osipau. In the Songwriting workshop, students will learn the building blocks of songwriting and how to create their best DIY songs at home. Songwriting is led by Charles Harding.
In Performance Anxiety, participants learn the science behind performance anxiety and will develop coping strategies to foster strong mental performance. The workshop is led by local violist, Mark Kleyn. Researching the psychology of music performance has been a passion for Mark since he struggled with his own performance anxiety during music school in Michigan.
In Movement for Musicians, participants will be led through guided exercises in Feldenkrais Method, an awareness-based movement therapy. The workshop is led by uOttawa Ph.D candidate in Human Kinetics, Jillian Beacon. The Movement for Musicians workshop series will feature four courses, focusing on grounding movements of the breath, connections between the hands and eyes, how the pelvis guides the torso and arms, and grounding through the floor.
All workshops are 1-hour once a week for four weeks and are held virtually. Registration is $60 per workshop. Dates are below.
Tuesdays at 6pm, Feb. 2 – 23
Thursdays at 7pm, Feb. 4 – 25
Movement for Musicians
Mondays at 8pm, March 8 – 29
Tuesdays at 6pm, March 9 – 30
Tuesdays at 7pm, March 11 – April 1