Composer/bassist/vocalist and educator Meshell Ndegeocello, Moroccan gnawa master Hassan Hakmoun, and percussionist/composer/bandleader Adam Rudolph join Creative Music Studio Artistic Directors/Co-founders Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso as Guiding Artists for the CMS Spring 2016 Workshop intensive, June 6 – 10, at the ear-inspiring Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. As in workshops past, bassist Ken Filiano will be on hand.
an inspirational delight
The Full Moon Resort was in a beautiful location in the mountains
My gratitude runneth over.
the best musical experience
It’s a chance to nurture one’s musical self
I feel like I’ve been given the key to a special language
CMS workshops are rare and treasured events.
a workshop for musicians of all backgrounds
brilliant, visceral, challenging
be a part of something bigger than oneself
It’s kind of like a spiral going upward
I loved all of the workshops.
I really don’t know how it could have been better.
It was the best musical experience I have had.
“I loved it all.
“Thanks for everything!”
It was a life changing experience
“I was challenged and inspired
gets to the heart of things
a very rewarding experience for me!
one of the most engaging musical experiences I have ever taken part in.”
it was rewarding
Being a part of the CMS community has helped me grow
A great learning environment
no two notes are the same
This workshop, during long spring days and short nights, features one Guiding Artist working with participants in two workshops each day, creating multiple opportunities for artists to work directly with participants as individuals and in ensembles. As in the past, there will be daily CMS basic practice (body movement, breath work, rhythm and vocal training), as well as 90 minutes each day with Karl Berger leading orchestra of improvisers. Additional Guiding Artists will be on hand to work with participants on a more personal level, informally coaching, playing and tutoring daily. These will be named soon.
CMS Workshops feature four days of intensive workshops, master classes, intimate concerts and informal jam sessions that inspire active listening, personal expression, improvisation and musical exploration. Musicians of any instrument, including voice, are welcome as are non-musicians. Adults who played music earlier in their lives can benefit from this lifelong learning opportunity that offers participants a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn from and play with music masters, and to simply spend time with them in an informal, personal setting. The non-traditional atmosphere of the Creative Music Studio Workshop encourages participants to experiment, push beyond limits, genres and categories, to take risks, and to develop their own deeply personal musical expression.
“This workshop promises real fireworks,” said Karl Berger, CMF’s artistic director. “CMS has always been renown for creating a space where artists from widely different backgrounds mix, teach and play. I can think of no better example than having Meshell, Hassan and CMS veteran Adam.”
Daily Schedule (subject to improvisation)
Monday, June 6
4:30 – 6:30 Orientation/cocktails
- Opening orientation in the main building, hosted by Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso and other Guiding Artists
- Introducing featured artists and any special guests
- Brief review of daily workshops, activities, performances
- Meet and Greet with Open Bar and Hors D’Oeuvres
6:30 – 8 Dinner
8:15 – 10 Performance
10 - ? Jams
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, June 7 - 9
8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 Body Awareness
10:15 – 11:00 Rhythm/Voice Training
11:30 – 1:00 Master Class/Workshop
1:00 – 2:15 Lunch
2:30 – 2:45 Body Awareness
2:45 - 5:00 Master Class/Workshop
5:15 – 6:45 Improvisers Orchestra
6:45 – 7:00 Listening Meditation
7:00 – 8:15 Dinner
8:30 – 10:00 Performance with Guiding Artists
10:00 - ? Participant concerts and jams, unscheduled sessions
Friday, June 10
Farewell and Departure