July 8 – July 13, 2019
Viễn Đông Daily News
VASCAM Workshop WRITE-AN-ART-SONG aims to provide community members 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.
VASCAM Write-An-Art-Song Workshop 2019 is a two-part program. There is a beginner class that comprises of six participants who will work closely with Dr Phan to complete their brand new songs in four days. Participants of workshops in 2017 and 2018 were also encouraged to write a new song to maintain their previously acquired skills. They have to complete the song on their own before the workshop starts. They will then have a one and a half hour one-one-one consultation with Dr P.Q. Phan to put the finishing touches to their music. Five VASCAM Workshop alumni registered for this second part of the program. In total, eleven new songs will be created during this workshop.
Participants from both groups will 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.