A new academic year 2018-2019
Theme: A Mile High Music Maker Road Trip
America the Beautiful. A visit to each of our nations parks and places of interest in performance and through music composition.
Creating for Colorado Composes first theme using Carol Matz National Parks video and Dr. Adriana Janse Van Rensburg's Landscape/Soundscape materials.
Our Mile High Music Makers kicked off the studio's composing theme with a unique event. Students involved in the project came together for a Saturday afternoon to begin their compositions themed with the natural world in mind. Snacks were had by all. While Students ate their snacks they watched Carol Matz Video on composing for a National Park using expressive words to spark their imagination. Students then took a walk to Pinon Valley Park where two different landscapes could be seen; Ute Valley Park and Pikes Peak and her accompanying mountains and valleys. Using Dr. van Rensburg's template, students created musical flow and defined the shape of their motives and phrases. Our young composers then returned to sit at their keyboards and create. Each student had either a lap top computer or an iPad to notate their ideas. If the photo of the empty snack table is any indication, the event was enjoyed by all.
Last Years Highlights
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Exam Results
Pass with Distinction
Rebecca Baker: Grade 4 Jack Fugate: Grade 5 Rebekah McMurray: Grade 3 Elia Muncey: Grade 7
Pass With Merit
Gabriele Hibbitts: Grade 4 Mason Marcy: Grade 4 Benjamin Schuck: Grade 3 Sarabeth Schuck: Grade 7
CSFMC Festival Cup Recipients
Ben Schuck, Ashlee Black, Jack Fugate, Sarabeth Schuck, Jael Schuck, Sahana Datar, Ahyo Falick
Ahyo Earned his 75 Point Grand Cup by combining his Musically Advanced Solo and his Senior Concerto Points.
"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation." Charles Kettering