The last session of the conference I attended was a wonderful one! It was called:
Get Out of That Musical Box: Teach Students How To Compose!
Dianne Higgins gave a delightful presentation about the summer composition camps she holds each year. It has been a great success even since the first year she tried it!
The first year, Dianne emailed her students and friends to ask for donations of keyboards, headphones, computers, and other equipment she would need. She was surprised with the response she received, and only had a few things left to purchase. Over the years, she has upgraded her equipment and now has 5 computer stations with small MIDI keyboards, and some keyboard/headphone stations too. She has a separate room in her house for these stations. Continue reading “MTNA 2012 Conference | Session on Composition Camps”