Several hopeful composers are joining the ranks of our CANOE program, coming from Bowler High School, Gresham High School, and the Stockbridge-Munsee community. Participants are high school students and adults who will undergo rigorous training in composing written music, training occurring over several weeks, and culminating in a live performance of their finished compositions.
Special thanks go to our Bowler and Gresham high school faculty, who are assisting this new program: Alan Marquardt (Bowler H.S. Band), Amanda Hein (Bowler H.S. Chorus), Amy Doefer (Gresham H. S. Band), and Lee Clasen (Gresham H. S. Chorus). And, special thanks to Seong-Kyung Graham, conductor of the Civic Symphony of Green Bay. If all goes to plan, the finished compositions will be performed by the symphony at a future date (to be determined).
Advice to participants — find a ruler, sharpen those pencils, and get ready to immerse yourselves in the power of composing your own music!