The program transpires in basically three phases. The first phase is a group orientation on the CANOE program, and a beginning practicum on written notation. Phase One of the 2015 program is now complete, and the participant composers will start Phase Two next week: individualized composition studies. Over the next several weeks, the composers will create a seed of some music idea: perhaps a few notes, possibly some chords, or maybe a conceptual thought such as a scenic sunset. From this starting point, whatever it may be, they will enhance and develop a longer, fully-conceived composition, before moving to the third and final phase, adapting their compositions for string quartet.
2015 is off to a great start! If you personally know any of these students, please encourage them with their ambitious task. The finished compositions will be performed in concert by the Civic Symphony of Green Bay in the orchestra's fall season. We should all be there with bells on!