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.
Meet these talented and inspiring faculty:
- January 13 Jennifer Peringer A CMC Teacher’s Musical Journey of Multicultural Explorations, Creative Expression, and Community Engagement
- January 27 Larry Dunn How Jump Swing Influenced My Music Making
- February 10 Tregar Otton Classical Foundations, Popular and Traditional Performance and Pedagogy
- February 24 Omar Ledezma Jr. The Music of Pacific Mambo Orchestra: A Percussionist’s Perspective
- March 10 Jon Jang One Day American, One Day Alien: Black & Brown Artists Who Made the National Anthem Their Own
- March 24 Evelyn Davis Beginning Improvisation
- June 9 Joshua Saulle Vocal Traditions and Choral Innovations
- June 16 Lilia Zheltova Traditions of the Russian Piano School and Their Implementation in Today’s American Teaching
- June 23 Michaela Overall Teaching and Supporting the Neurodiverse Piano Student
- June 30 Martha Rodríguez-Salazar Bridging Cultures and Creating Communities: How My Binational Experience Shaped My Musical Perspectives.
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 HERE to receive the link to join, emailed prior to the start of the discussion.
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.