CANOE is basically an educational seminar, on a pass-fail system of grading; if you finish your composition on time, it will be performed. If not, it won't — simple grading system! However, I will make every effort to help you succeed if you join the program. There are many benefits to learning written composition, such as (1) composing music for many many musicians to play all at once in very large groups, (2) sending your music to other countries anywhere on the planet where it can be performed, and (3) writing music far beyond the limits of your own musical ability—there are always great musicians who can play what you compose, even if you cannot.
If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please contact me, Brent Michael Davids, as I contemplate our beginning schedule for CANOE's initiation into Wisconsin. Thank you!