Band Feast (leaders/songwriters) (MCO4703.01)

Kitty Brazelton

Bands meet for a 7-week intensive. The band itself works a minimum 6 hours of rehearsal and face-time per week. Songwriters and leaders do more, meeting with instructor for private coaching. All culminates in the 5th and 6th weeks when instructor visits campus to coach in person. Resulting in a Band Feast, a marathon battle of the bands in the Deane Carriage Barn one week before Long Weekend.

While instructor is remote for the first four weeks, bandleaders are responsible for finding rehearsal space (when and if the Carriage Barn is unavailable) where the band can set up, play and be heard by the instructor through a mike and a laptop. After the show, we will meet once again remote for a debrief.


Learning Outcomes:
- collaboration
- music performance standards
- staging
- music making


Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: Bandleaders must be experienced writing for and leading bands. Must have some knowledge of recording, music theory. And you must have a band that can stay together for 7 weeks. That band must have rehearsed at least 8 hours together and have made two recordings of songs.
Corequisites: Willingness to show work at Music Workshop, conditions permitting. Bandleaders are responsible for teching their bands in advance of workshop. Bandleaders must also be willing to schedule weekly semi-private sessions online with instructor.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Sat 1:40PM - 5:20PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Composition , Remotely Accessible
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