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Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound

June 6-9, 2020

Now in its 18th year, Professor Amy Porter is taking her Anatomy of Sound Workshop online, aligning with Yoga master and flutist Laura Dwyer and with Michigan Medicine’s Otolaryngologist, Dean of Diversity and flutist Dr. David Brown. They hope to bring some consistent themes from their in-person workshop into a new format of reading, lecturing and movement learning. Everyone has the opportunity to view masterclasses of conversations between the teacher and the participant on Zoom, join in-depth online discussions in Canvas platform about the study of flute tone, breathing, body awareness, excerpts, Mozart, singing style and so much more. The workshop will feature Professor Porter and Professor Bonita Boyd from the Eastman School in masterclasses for flutists, critiquing their submitted video while speaking to them in real time. Real time yoga – or on your time – with Laura Dwyer is truly a capstone of our workshop.

Dr. Scott Shuler, PhD, published, award-winning author/editor, and former President of the National Association for Music Education,will lecture on “Positive Change through 8 Liberating Habits.” As Amy Porter’s first band director in Delaware, Dr. Shuler’s session elicits reflection and provides a bit of inspiration through provocative questions and ideas based on his career of teaching and leadership, which has spanned Grades 3 through postgraduate teaching in seven states and almost every specialty area of music education.

Aiven O’Leary, General Manager and Lead Headjoint Maker of Wm. S. Haynes Co wil also present a fascinating real time fabrication of a headjoint from start to finish.

Dr. Erika Boysen returns to discuss her evolving study of vibrato teachings over time and flute vibrato development throughout history. It’s a fascinating study in coordination with Dr. David Brown, and will continue to be an Anatomy of Sound Workshop favorite lecture.

Amy Porter, Professor of Music, University of Michigan
Bonita Boyd, Eastman School of Music

The daily schedule will include a morning yoga class, masterclasses, lectures, and recitals by guest artists and Amy Porter. Exact schedule will be posted in the Spring 2020.

 

Final Deadline for Application – June 4, 2020

To apply to the Anatomy of Sound workshop you must complete the following three steps. Your application will not be considered complete until all of the below requirements have been received by the Office of Youth & Adult Programs.

  1. Complete the Online Application
  2. Pay the non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit a video recording of two contrasting works using our Digital Audition platform

Auditor – $199
Daily Auditor $75/day
Each Auditor will receive access to the 4 day online course. This registration level includes viewing as an audience member in all masterclasses, performances, lectures, and discussions.
Capacity for Auditors: Unlimited

Performer I – $299
Each individual will participate in one (1) Masterclass after uploading pre-recorded performances of required repertoire with either Amy Porter or Guest Artist Bonita Boyd, and a 1-on-1 body-work session with Laura Dwyer. The performer will receive comments and virtual feedback during the 4 day online course. This registration level includes all masterclasses, performances, lectures, and discussions.

Capacity for Performer I Participants: 10

Performer II – $399
Each individual will participate in two (2) Masterclasses after uploading pre-recorded performances of required repertoire with Amy Porter (1) and Guest Artist Bonita Boyd (1), and a 1-on-1 body-work session with Laura Dwyer. The performer will receive comments and virtual feedback during the 4 day online course. This registration level includes all masterclasses, performances, lectures, and discussions. Additionally, registrants have 6-month access to the course.

Capacity for Performer II Participants: 10

AOS Extended Package – $75

  • Anatomy of Sound 2-movie set download ($60 value)
  • Daily warm-up packet (selected studies by Amy Porter and Bonita Boyd)
  • Discount on Registration (percentage TBD)
    • 10% off $199 + AOS EP = $254.10
    • 10% off $299 + AOS EP = $344.10
    • 10% off $399 + AOS EP = $434.10

6-month Access – $50

  • Registrants will have access to course materials for six months. (6/10 – 12/10)

Body-Work with Laura Dwyer – $55

  • One 45-minute session

Vibrato with Erika Boysen – $55

  • One 45-minute session

“Talk to The Doctor” with otolaryngologist and Dean of Diversity Dr. David Brown – $55

  • One 45-minute session