Stenciling and Stamping on Fabric

Want to make your own stamps and stencils for decorating fabric? In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of versatile and easy fabric applications using water-based textile pigments. After first experimenting with direct-application painting, students will then create their own contact paper stencils and stamps using a variety of materials. The pigments provided are…

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Screen Printing Workshop

In this workshop, students will explore the expressive potential of screen-printing on fabric and discover ways to create unique patterns on cloth. Transparent textile pigments provide many color options for developing complex surfaces through layering simple shapes and textures. Participants will make crayon-rubbing silkscreen prints, produce simple contact paper stencils, and learn how to continue…

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World Beat Workshop

The World Beat Workshop, with drummer Robert Jospé and percussionist Kevin Davis, engages students in exploring the diaspora of West African rhythms in the Americas and their influence in current music styles. Using a map, percussion instruments and music charts, this interactive program brings musical, historical, cultural, and geographical information to life with the journey of clave. Join this musical journey from West Africa to Cuba, Trinidad/Tobago, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and New Orleans, all the while learning about the evolution of dance through the blending of cultures.

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The French Perspective

The D’Amore Duo brings together the outstanding young virtuosos: American guitarist William Feasley and Russian oboist Vladimir Lande. In performances marked by the distinct coloring of their contrasting instruments and musical heritage, they play with a musical vitality that sparkles with insight and originality. Winners of the 1990 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards and the 1993 Montpelier Recitalist Competition, The D’Amore Duo is quickly gaining recognition as a popular component of many chamber music series, and their workshops, master classes, and children’s programs are renowned. This ensemble concert features Feasley on the guitars and theorbo, and Lande on the oboe and baroque oboe. This concert includes works by composers including Napoleon Coste, Robert de Vissee, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure, Andreas Pfloger, Jean Francaix, and Jacque Ibert.

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Michael Jefry Stevens and Friends: What is Jazz?

This introduction to jazz, geared toward non-musicians, involves the music of well-known American jazz composers, such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis, and a historical perspective of the music. The role of various jazz instruments is examined. In addition, discussions of music as a language, and jazz as self-expression, are featured. The workshop can easily be combined with a mini-concert.

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Kid Pan Alley

The initial inspiration for Kid Pan Alley came after a successful songwriting residency in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Since that time, Kid Pan Alley has shared the joys of songwriting with children around the country. The organization’s mission is not only to give children a hands-on opportunity to participate in the creative process, but also to help them develop a broader awareness of the world around them, including exposure to pertinent environmental, social, and political issues.

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Inner Rhythm Educational Program

The Inner Rhythm concert/lecture program explains the blues and standard song forms and performs compositions with the Inner Rhythm Quintet, which illustrates how West African rhythms are incorporated into swing, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, and Caribbean styles. Historical, cultural, and geographical information is included as it pertains to the musical concepts presented.

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Inner Rhythm

Jazz, Latin, funk, and Afro-pop come together in the Inner Rhythm Band. Groove out with drummer Robert Jospé and Afro-Pop vocalist, percussionist, and dancer Heather Maxwell, Jeff Decker on sax and percussion, Bob Hallahan on keyboards, Randall Pharr on bass, and percussionist Kevin Davis.

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