On Wednesday afternoon 60 (mostly) GCSE and A Level students from Kendrick and 60 students from other local schools were treated to a very informative and engaging Composition Workshop from Steve Goss, the Chair of Composition at the University of Surrey and the Professor of Guitar Royal Academy of Music.
As well as useful information about writing for instruments, processes of composition, with a particular focus on composing for guitar, the students set Steve on a tricky task of how to compose a piece for hurdy gurdy, kazoo and soprano saxophone. Students thought it was a very worthwhile workshop and we look forward to seeing and hearing the effects Steve has had on our students’ compositions.
Comments from other schools:
The Palmer Catholic Academy – “Our students thoroughly enjoyed it and came away with so much. They were buzzing on the journey back in the minibus talking about different ideas and things they wanted to do.”
Gordon’s School – “Thanks for a wonderful workshop yesterday – I’m already using the material with some of my A level students!”
The Forest School – “Our boys found it really valuable and all of us took away some great ideas for how to go about composing. Thanks for inviting us and for being such great hosts.”