Serialism for Kids!

Serialism for Kids!

Presented online by CCM Faculty Member Kitty Cheung-Evans

Saturday, March 20, 10:00 - 10:50 am 

Extensively deemed one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, Arnold Schoenberg invented Serialism. 

What is Serialism?

It is a unique way to write music without using major or minor keys.  Instead composers use numbers, shapes, and extreme timbre in an "ordered" way.  

Kitty says, "Music is like a cube, it can be upside down, forward, and backwards". Plan to draw shapes and use your instrument to play a song. All instrumentalists including singers are welcome to participate.

In this interactive class, you’ll explore "how" to construct serial music and participants will discuss performance challenges. Kitty explains, "Performers have to create a sense of musical flow.  When the traditional sense of melody is not taken into account." It's for all kids who enjoy putting things in order and have a curious mind. Demonstrating and experimenting on your own instrument is encouraged!

Note: Kids should know the alphabet and understand negative numbers. Students will need to have paper and pencil for the workshop (minimum age 8-years old and at least 3 years training in music).