July 6 – July 12, 2018
Viễn Đông Daily News
VASCAM Workshop WRITE-AN-ART-SONG aims to provide participants with a taste of creativity and encourage them to incorporate more of it in their daily life.
There is a very scientific and particular way that can help one without musical knowledge to learn how to write an art song within a few days or hours. This is a step by step method which logically paves the way for the creative processes. The workshop is taught by composer P.Q. Phan who is Professor of Music Composition at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
There will be two classes this year. VASCAM welcomes five new participants who will be in a beginner class. Within four meetings, they will work closely with Dr Phan to furnish a melody that expresses well their text. Four participants from the 2017 workshop are back to join a more advanced class. Besides creating a tune for their text, advanced members will learn to write simple harmonization for their pieces. Nine new songs will be created during this workshop.
All participants will then have an opportunity to hear their songs performed by professional musicians in a formal recital at the end of the workshop.
*This workshop was sponsored by the Viễn Đông Daily News.