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The Rock Project: Being in a Band

August 4 — 8, 2014 , M T W Th F, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm
Kerry Hall 114, 710 East Roy St, Seattle, WA

The price of this class is $425.00.

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  • Ages
    12 – 17
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  • Scholarships

Course Description
The Rock Project: Being in a Band affords middle and high school students, ages 12-17, who have played guitar, bass, drums and/or keyboards for six months or longer an opportunity to go beyond the basics and learn what it takes to be in a band. Students will learn fundamental skills, with particular emphasis on original composition and songwriting instead of purely academic lessons. A number of guest artists will perform and share with the students their experiences as professional musicians. We will explore renowned guitar and bass player Carol Kaye’s methods for fusing jazz training into rock music. Ms. Kaye has recorded over 10,000 recordings and countless number one hits in the 60s and 70s including The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” and on Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” recordings. The workshop culminates with a Saturday concert featuring performances by participants for supportive family and friends.

Who should enroll?
Middle and high school students, ages 12-17, who have played guitar, bass, drums and/or keyboards for six months or longer.

Daily Schedule
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with a 30 minute break for lunch, and a concluding performance scheduled for Saturday in PONCHO Concert Hall on the Cornish campus.
9:00 am –Theory/Ear Training
9:45 am – Group Instrument Lessons
10:30 am – Small Ensemble Projects
12:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 pm – Jazz, Blues, Rock History/Guest Artists
2:30 pm – Theory through Improvisation
3:30 pm – Large Ensemble Projects

BC Campbell

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BC Campbell

BC Campbell is a Seattle composer, songwriter and producer. He grew up playing jazz in big bands with old timers who played with Billy Holiday; spent years touring and recording as a songwriter and playing in bands; and currently, composes music for Film, Theater and Contemporary Dance. His work has been presented at the Seattle International Film Festival, Big Sky Film Festival, The Smithsonian, Cornish College for the Arts, Velocity Dance Center, Intiman Theater, On The Boards and major Seattle music venues. He plays piano with Shannon Stephens (Asthmatic Kitty Records) and his orchestral score for the film Water Is Life (PBS) will be released in 2013.