- June 20, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- June 21, 2020
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
CREATIVE MUSICAL PLAY PROMOTES PERSONAL EXPRESSION AND WELL-BEING
FREE IMPROVISATION BUILDS MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS!
TRAINING OPTION FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS AND MUSIC THERAPISTS: OPENING THE WAY FOR ALL TO PLAY
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL MAKE MUSIC DAY WITH US ON JUNE 21ST!
Saturday June 20, 2020 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday June 21, 2020 10:00am – 5:30pm
Concordia University Department of Music
1450 Rue Guy, Montreal Quebec. 8thfloor
Right in the heart of beautiful downtown!
1-Day (Saturday) Music for People experience: Let musical play reignite your sense of wonder, imagination and child-like curiosity.
Tuition $150 (Canadian dollars)
2-Day Intensive (Saturday and Sunday) Opening the Way for All to Play: For those who wish to learn how to facilitate free improvisation, Sunday will feature Interactive training and leading labs. A certificate of attendance is included for weekend attendees. Note those currently in the MLP training program can use this weekend to fulfill their workshop attendance requirements.
Tuition $300 (Canadian dollars)
Over the last 34 years members of the American non-profit organization Music for People have been promoting a holistic and humanistic approach to the way music is learned and shared through the art of free improvisation. Music for People’s philosophy encourages personal expression, active listening and mindfulness. By returning to the essence of music, silence, tone and pulse, we make free improvisation immediately accessible to any combination of people and instruments, regardless of level of musical experience and musical-cultural background. The best part is what emerges musically in real time: the ever-evolving music is rich and full of surprises. Activities include guided improvisation in large groups and small ensembles, vocal exploration, drumming, sound bath, and more.
A weekend with Music for People is an unforgettable experience that will leave you inspired and energized. Bring your musical instruments, bring your voice, bring your love for music, and discover the powerful potential that creative musical play can have on well-being and community.
- Music Educators and community music leaders:learn innovative and inclusive approaches to facilitate free improvisation in the classroom and beyond
- Music Therapists:learn new ways to explore personal expression that you can bring to your practice.
- Everyone:learn how mindfulness through music and creativity can deepen your listening, awaken your musical intuition, and kindle (or rekindle) your love of music.
Join Dr. Irene Feher, and very special guest internationally known Music for People facilitator Mary Knysh for an amazing adventure in sound.
Accommodations for those traveling to Montreal: Affordable accommodations can be found at Concordia’s Grey Nun’s Residence, located just a block away from the workshop site.
You may choose to stay longer and enjoy Montreal’s International jazz Festival! June 25-July 4