Would you like to spend some time working in a digital music studio with a composer who just finished a movie score? Have you ever wanted to jam out on a steelpan? Do you ever want to take a weekend to dive deep into your music and experience new sounds and new ways of thinking, with like-minded peers, guided by master teachers? If so, we invite you to come Explore with us. You’ll have the opportunity to attend composition masterclasses in our digital music studio that will allow you to explore the latest technology and concepts in sound design. Our “panyard” will be open to you, where you’ll explore the world of steelpan with members of Skiffle USA, the only collegiate steelpan ensemble in the United States to have a fraternal relationship with one of Trinidad’s biggest and best steel orchestras. In addition to working with Sweet Briar faculty and students, you’ll also be introduced to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a year-round, residential, international artists’ retreat on Sweet Briar’s campus, where writers, visual artists and composers make their magic happen. You’ll have an opportunity to mingle with young writers on campus, as well, and to consider the ways in which words and music are natural partners. This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.
Explore Music Weekend | November 10-11, 2017
Cost is $90 and includes room and board, snacks and supplies.
Register here by Oct. 30 for highest priority. Space is limited to 30 students.
Only fully paid event registrations reserve your student’s seat; unpaid registrations are placed on a waiting list until payment is received.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Tour the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA)
An evening of performances, readings and Q&A about the life of the artist… an experience to get those creative juices flowing.
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Overnight Stay with Sweet Briar Student Mentors
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Masterclasses in Sound Design and Steel Pan
Explore and refine your approach to composing and performing music through small-group masterclasses with Sweet Briar professors.
Share what you worked on; give and receive feedback
4 – 5 p.m.