The Game Symphony Workshop helps musicians get off the page through collaborative improvisation and composition.
Facilitators Steve Treseler and Kaley Lane Eaton lead collective games and activites to ease fears, unlock creativity, and build community. The multi-day workshop culminates in a dynamic performance of original music.
What musicians are saying:
I came to the Game Symphony Workshop to try to overcome the writers block that was inhibiting my composing. After the first day, my mind came up with a new melody and after playing with that melody on the second day, I woke up to a complete set of variations in my head! The games and collaborations had unblocked my creativity and allowed me to compose again.
– Jenny Ziefel, clarinet, D.M.A. Universtiy of Washington
Unbelievably fun! So many opportunities to play off the page, think outside the boundaries, try, stretch, invent and collaborate. Thanks for all the creativity triggers!
– Carol Levin, harp
The ‘card came’ removed my usual block of being terrified to make s*** up (is it good?) and I felt really free. It was just inside my comfort zone and I was pleased with my own contribution. I also feel like I can apply the practices to my other creative pursuits.
– Kendal Seager, violin
A weekend of creativity stimulation.
– Liana Green, trombone, M.M., New England Conservatory
Such an awesome and inspiring weekend, making new friends and creating music together! It made me wonder why musicians don’t do this more often.
– Robin Stangland, french horn and trumpet, founder of Puget Sound Homeschool Band
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For high school, middle school, and college ensembles (concert, jazz, or mixed)
For professional musicians, amateur musicians with formal training, and college music majors (18+)