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CMC Sessions: Traditions Moving Forward with Joshua Saulle

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Free online music workshops exploring musical traditions in flux.

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CMC Sessions: Traditions Moving Forward

Make musical discoveries with faculty from Community Music Center as they explore their methods, approaches, and creative practices in adapting musical traditions to inspire and guide the musicians of tomorrow. CMC Sessions: Traditions Moving Forward showcases the talents of faculty from the CMC Cultural Traditions and Piano Departments who represent diverse classical and non-classical traditions in workshops and presentations. The online workshops will use video, audio, and lecture-demonstrations to illustrate the faculty members' influences and the musical education that shaped them, highlighting how their traditions impact their teaching and performing at CMC. Their personal stories illustrate the breadth of talent and creativity in CMC's faculty.

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Joshua Saulle, Vocal Traditions and Choral Innovations

June 9, 2022 at 7pm (PT)

In this session we explore the ways that contemporary vocal composers and ensembles are enriching the classical choral and vocal repertoire by incorporating vocal techniques and styles from a multitude of world music traditions and genres. In particular, we will focus on “Partita for 8 Voices” by Caroline Shaw, composed for the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

This event will be conducted online via video conferencing. RSVP to receive the link to join, emailed prior to the start of the discussion.

People who are interested in this workshop can dive deeper by exploring private lessons and group classes and ensembles.

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Joshua Saulle is a composer and teacher whose choral compositions have been performed across the US. He earned degrees in composition from San Francisco Conservatory of Music and UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music. He teaches piano at San Francisco Community Music Center and music theory and fundamentals at Pepperdine University.

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We believe in the power of music to connect people, celebrate cultures and transform lives. Community Music Center (CMC) is a cornerstone San Francisco cultural institution and a vital hub for music education and performance anchored in the Mission District. We envision students and faculty who are engaged and fulfilled in making music together, and audiences who are energized by their experiences. Inspired by their training, our students are empowered to find their own voice, develop lasting relationships, embrace learning, and give back to their communities.

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