This summer I will be back teaching at American Festival for the Arts Summer Music Conservatory by popular demand. Ostensibly a film music unit, we have expanded it to a two-week program and are partnering with Aurora Picture Show student filmmakers. I’m very excited to be bringing media composing to these students. If the crop this year is as talented as last year it will be thrilling! Each composer/filmmaker team will create their own film with an original score.
We recently did a very successful pilot program of this with students from Marshall Junior High School’s Fine Arts Magnet Program. Watch for links to the videos by some creative (and adventurous) 7th and 8th graders. You’ll even hear what they did with some of my catalog music.