As some of you might recall, Steve and I co-founded and co-directed the first Westminster Chamber Music Workshop last summer (recaps here and here). A week-long series of music events for the community alongside a chamber choir workshop for adult amateurs, we wrote a few grants, built a website, contacted the press, brought in guest artists from the regional area, advertised, and organized the details. What a wonderful privilege to be able to create new opportunities for music! These sorts of creative projects are some of my favorites as they combine my interests in leadership, community music, and teaching.
Last week, we announced the dates for the 2012 WCMW (read the full post here). If you’re in the area, be sure to mark your calendars!
We’ll be announcing our 2012 Guest Artists in the weeks to come but for now, here’s an idea of what’s in store:
- a dynamic, classical string duo (cello and violin)
- a soulful jazz trio featuring a vocalist from New Orleans
- a community sing led by a passionate choral director and music educator
- a cutting-edge saxophone quartet