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Composing Music

Additional video clips

Jon Deak bass demo

Jon Deak demonstrates the capacities of the bass as he did for the students at P.S. 11.
PDF video transcript: Jon Deak bass demo

 

Composing with GarageBand

Geoffrey Wyatt from Glacier Valley Elementary School teaches second graders how to use GarageBand software to compose.
PDF video transcript: Composing with GarageBand

 

Michael Blakeslee on the need to put more emphasis on creating music

Michael Blakeslee, Deputy Executive Director/COO, National Association for Music Education, discusses how the strategy modeled in the video puts students in leadership positions.
PDF video transcript: Michael Blakeslee on the need to put more emphasis on creating music

 

Angélica Negrón on an easy way to teach composition

Angélica Negrón, composer/teaching artist, New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers, suggests a basic strategy for encouraging students to begin composing, with or without instruments.
PDF video transcript: Angélica Negrón on an easy way to teach composition

 

Jon Deak on the growth of Very Young Composers

Jon Deak, composer/founder, New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers, describes how students from different countries are sharing their compositions by sending musical postcards to each other.
PDF video transcript: Jon Deak on the growth of Very Young Composers

 

Students share their feelings after the concert

Young composers from P.S. 11 respond to the experience of having their original compositions performed by an ensemble of professional musicians at a school concert.
PDF video transcript: Students share their feelings after the concert

 

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