music workshops + residencies

Music Production

RESIDENCY

Another Level Entertainment Group

Music Production courses use technology to enhance, create, and bring spoken word to life through computerized programming. Join Ronnie Mason from Another Level Entertainment Group in this music production residency. Participants will learn how music and media intersect through technology. Students will learn how to craft basic rhythms and mix sounds, media, and lyrics together through computer-based programming. Students will have a chance to share their work. Use of computers or tablets required for this residency. 

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

3-12

Build Your Own Klezmer Instrument

WORKSHOP

Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas

You can find everything you need to build your own "Klezboard" in Grandma's attic or at your local hardware store. Join artists from the Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas as they show you how to build this unique instrument, explain its history and use, and teach you how to play it. Who knows, you might even get a chance to sit in with the band!

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

3-12

Applied Music with an HBQ Teaching Artist

WORKSHOP

Houston Brass Quintet

Schedule a Houston Brass Quintet member to teach sectionals, help students with a beginner brass class, or work with your brass sections on UIL/All-State music.


Virtual option available

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

7-12

Entrepreneurship Class

WORKSHOP

Houston Brass Quintet

Let HBQ members share how we started the Houston Brass Quintet, what makes a 501c3 (non-profit), and how we run a business! We hope to motivate students to create businesses that do not exist and prepare for tomorrow’s world today.


Virtual option available

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

7-12

Unravelling the Brass Quintet

WORKSHOP

Houston Brass Quintet

Have you ever wondered how brass Instruments work, or why each has a characteristic sound? The Houston Brass Quintet will unravel the mystery of brass instruments in this informative and entertaining presentation through musical examples of brass quintet repertoire, individual instrument demonstrations, and examples of how each instrument works and sounds represented by its corresponding length of garden hose. This is a great STEAM activity!  Classroom extension: HBQ will lead your class in making their own instruments! Straw oboe? Garden hose trumpets? You’ll have a whole makeshift band before you know it!


Virtual option available

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

7-12

Sonidos Sincopados!

WORKSHOP

Jorge Orta

Celebrate the musical stylings and traditions of Latin and Brazilian percussion with celebrated artist Jorge Orta. As part of a workshop or longer-term residency, students will learn the origins, history, and rhythms inherent in samba, salsa, and more through collaborative music-making and shared performance. Our drummers will leave having a better understanding of world culture, the influence of music across various Latin countries, and have the opportunity to showcase their new talents in a shared performance setting, for each other and for their community.

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

15

Grade Levels

3-12

Introduction to Latin Rhythms

RESIDENCY

Marlon Simon

This is a one-week residency for middle or high school culminating with an open to the public concert with Marlon Simon Latin jazz trio and the students.

 

Day One:  Introduction to the origins, sounds, and development of the tumbadora, better known as the conga drums.  Open, slap, muff, and toe sounds and it’s combinations in different sequences to create rhythms. Students will participate on hand on the conga drum exercises and combination of sounds. Introduction to the Cuban cha cha cha rhythm on the conga drum, cowbell, shaker, and tambourine parts are explained through music notation. [READ MORE]

*Subsidies available, call for details 

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

3-12

Making Marimbas and Music

WORKSHOP

Rice African Ensemble

Making Marimbas and Music is an interactive musical workshop focused of building and playing hand-made instruments like drums, marimbas and other percussion. Students are encouraged to work together and to be creative while building their own instruments, learning the basic physics principles that govern sound production. Hand-made instruments are then used to teach students traditional African and Latin American songs. This presentation reinforces themes of community, cooperation and respect for one’s history.

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

3-12

West African Drumming from Senegal

WORKSHOP

Seyba Diouf

A drum class that explores rhythms from Senegal through hands on practice, lecture demonstration, and the possibility of a culminating performance. Participants will each be paired with their own instrument. Workshop is available in English and/or French. Seyba Diouf has experience teaching special needs populations.

Per-Session Fee

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

2+ Sessions, Same Day

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

PK-12

Below you'll find information about:

  • Workshops: Hands-on workshops bring together individual artists to encourage students to actively discover their own artistic potential. Ideal for after school, library, or community center programs. Most workshops are product based.

  • Residencies: Offer experiences implemented by a specialized teaching artist. Residencies are multiple, participatory workshops and require a minimum of 3 sequential sessions per student group, and can be expanded into semester-long projects. Residencies take place in partnership with the classroom teacher and either focus on arts-integration or the artistic process.

 

For more information please call 713.520.9264 or email us at scheduling@yahouston.org.​