Starting in December 2014, Jessie and I will be teaching a Creative Musicianship class out of ORNG Ink, a user-driven youth arts collective in Orange's Valley district. The class is a flexible sequence of workshops spread out over 8 weeks.
Jessie and I have been fundraising to provide full scholarships to 15 teenagers in Orange, NJ to take our "Creative Musicianship" class. We've taken a lot of work at Oakwood Avenue Community School's after-school program, adapted it for older students and selected workshops and classes to fill 16 hours of class time spread out over 8 weeks.
The class will provide a space for students in grades 7 through 12 to initiate a collective practice of listening and creative engagement with sound. The class is a blend of ideas and approaches borrowed from R. Murray Schafer, Pauline Oliveros, Vic Rawlings, the Walden School, various contemplative pedagogies, and the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, alongside a selection of our own ideas and activities developed over the past year.
A preliminary copy of the curriculum is available from the 'fundraising' link above.