Welcome to the CAPMT 2020 Conference, “CAPMT Connects Online 2020”!
Please note that while our CAPMT Conference session information and outline are contained on BigMarker, all sessions will be presented on Zoom and can only be viewed and attended on Zoom.
Please see your email for the Zoom link for all conference sessions including this presentation.
In this session, Amy Stephens will focus on the Character piece. Character pieces are gems! These songs with descriptive titles encapsulate a great deal of imagination in just a few short pages. Character pieces are great tools for developing strong visual imagery in our students. In this session, we'll look at several examples by composers like Poe, Diemer, Rossi, Hansi, George, Hartsell and Stephens. Understanding composer perspective and song construction can help us shape these pieces even more. These short songs can hopefully spark a bit of inspiration as we enjoy them together!
Pianist/composer Amy Stephens (N.C.T.M.) writes in Third Stream style, fusing classical form with jazz language, such as in her solo works Scenes of San Francisco and Becoming: Suite for Solo Piano. Amy’s quartet, Amy Stephens Group, enjoys...