ABOUT THESE WEBINARS

This new mini-course, led composition and A level expert David Knott,  is aimed at A level composition students. The webinars can be taken as a series of all three sessions, or booked individually. Costs for the sessions are £85 for one session, £150 for two sessions and £225 for all three sessions.

As a whole, the 3 webinars have a clear trajectory from starting points and planning to the mid-ground of extending and developing musical ideas. The final session deals with finishing techniques aimed at gaining extra marks prior to submission.

This new webinar course is aimed at inspiring confidence and providing a great spring board for composition success.  Whilst each session will build on skills explored in the previous webinar, students may want to ‘dip in’ to one or two of the webinars to develop skills in specific areas.

STUDENT WEBINAR:   A Level Composition 1: Planning & Organisation David Knotts

Date: Tuesday 29 September 2020 – 4pm

Code: 8023

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

Really thorough planning is the key to composing great music. Whatever musical style your students are working in, this webinar will explore different approaches to planning and organising material.  Students will learn how to refresh standard musical forms, work creatively within a time limit and invent and develop their own structures to refresh and renew their creativity.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Find out more about how to create high quality A level compositions from the start
  • Gain different approaches to planning and organising material
  • Take away strategies to refresh standard musical form
  • Explore ways to develop your own structures to refresh and renew student creativity.

NEW STUDENT WEBINAR :  A Level Composition 2: Extending and Developing Musical Ideas David Knotts

Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020 – 4pm

Code: 8024

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This webinar is aimed at students who come up with really good musical ideas but struggle to get beyond page one. They will learn techniques for extending musical ideas to create pieces with a fresh but unified feel. The webinar will look at a variety of techniques for developing and refining melodic material. It will also explore ways structuring, shaping and animating chord patterns and sequences.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Find out more about how to extend a good musical idea
  • Find out more about how to create high quality A level compositions from the start
  • Gain different approaches to planning and organising material
  • Take away strategies to refresh standard musical form

Explore ways to develop your own structures to refresh and renew student creativity


NEW STUDENT WEBINAR :  A Level Composition 3: Formatting, Instrumentation and Finishing Techniques

Date: Tuesday 17 November 2020 – 4pm
Code: 8025

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

When your students are working on a composition brief, the dash to the finishing line can be quite a challenge. This webinar will explore a range of finishing techniques which will ensure clarity and focus in the finished piece and gain them extra marks at the finishing post. From creating commentaries and writing their own briefs to dealing with instruments and formatting to give their music coherence and sophistication.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Gain strategies on a range of finishing techniques
  • How to ensure clarity and coherence and sophistication in compositions
  • Creating commentaries and writing brief
  • Take away strategies to refresh standard musical form

 

David Knott

David Knotts studied at the Royal Academy of Music, King’s College Cambridge, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the University of Sussex. He is currently working with A level composition students in his role as composer in residence at City of London School for Girls.