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REGISTER

Oct 8, 2021: Registration Due Date

Oct 19,20,21, 2021, 4-6pm: Composition Sessions

Jan and Feb 2022, 6-7pm: Zoom Compositions

Mar 5, 2022, (TBD): Creative Dance Collaboration

Mar 19, 2022, 10-11am: Final Composition Session

Mar 20, 2022, 3pm: Open Mini-Rehearsal

Mar 20, 2022, 4pm: FAMEous Composers Reception

Mar 20, 2022, 5pm:  Composition Premiere at Celebration of Youth Concert

March 20, 2022: Celebration of Youth Concert

Students Write Music On Computers For The Composition Project
Students Write Music On Computers For The Composition Project

Students write music on computers for the Composition Project

Students Share Ideas While Writing Music For The Composition Project

Students share ideas while writing music for the Composition Project

Students In FAME's Composition Program Pose For Picture

Students in FAME's Composition Program pose for picture

David Crowe Teaches Students About Music Composition

David Crowe teaches students about music composition

David Crowe And The FAMEous Composers

David Crowe and the FAMEous Composers

The 2019-2020 Composition may be heard here.

 

Fort Wayne FAME Composition project

Northeast Indiana area fourth and fifth grade students nominated by their music teachers participate as FAMEous Student Composers and collaborate with FAME’s Composers-in-Residence Kent Klee.

During composition and “composium” sessions in October, the FAMEous Composers will utilize a music composition and notation app called Noteflight, along with music technology workstations to compose their own Musical Signature Compositions then, creatively collaborate with Mr. Klee about how their musical ideas would be orchestrated into a Project Composition inspired by FAME’s 2021-2022 cultural focus “Jazz Age in North America”.

The FAMEous Composers access a project portfolio to complete various reflection assignments, which help to stimulate creative input and facilitate feedback for assessment during the music composition, rehearsal, and performance process.

FAME and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s ongoing collaboration with the Fort Wayne Ballet continue this year, as once again, the composition is being enhanced through originally choreographed dance movements created by the ballet’s Youth Company to perform as part of the composition’s Premiere Performance. The FAMEous Composers meet with the ballet’s Youth Company dancers for a pre-premiere presentation of the creative dance ideas for the composition and engage in a collaborative exchange of reflections about the dance’s artistic and thematic meanings. Each student receives a score of the music with his/her contribution highlighted.

This project meets education standards of  3-5 Indiana Music Education Standards (Objectives).

Project Activities (Subject to Change)

  • Fri, Oct 8, 2021:  FAMEous Composer Registration Form Due Date.
  • Tue, Oct 19, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm:  “Composium”/Composition session with Wendy Bloom, Project Coordinator, and FAME  Composer-in-Residence Paul Klee, Weisser Park Elementary School.
  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm:  “Composium”/Composition session with FAME  Composer-In-Residence, Kent Klee, Weisser Park Elementary School.
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm:  “Composium”/Composition session with FAME  Composer-In-Residence, Paul Klee, Weisser Park Elementary School.
  • Jan-Feb, 2022 (Dates TBD) :  “Composium”/Zoom session with FAME  Composer-in-Residence Kent Klee, FAMEous Teachers, and Wendy Bloom, Project Coordinator
  • Mon, Jan 10, 2022:  Project Composition Score, and Digital Audio File sent FAME Composer-In-Residence, Kent Klee, Kent Klee to FAMEous Coordinator, FAMEous Teachers, FW Philharmonic Youth Symphony Director, FW Ballet Youth Company Director and FAME Office.
  • Sat, March 5, 2022 (Date TBD):  FAMEous Composers and Parents Creative Dance Collaboration Session with Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company, Fort Wayne Ballet Studion at the Auer Center
  • Thu, March 17, 2022, 6 pm:  FW Philharmonic Youth Symphony, FW Ballet Youth Company, FW Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Anthony Wayne Ballroom, Grand Wayne Convention Center.  Please Note: FAMEous Composers NOT in attendance.
  • Sat, March 19, 2022, 10-11 am:  FAMEous Composers and Parents, Final “Composium” session with FAMEous Comoser-In-Residence, Kent Klee, Room Jefferson C, Grand Wayne Convention Center
  • Sun, March 20,2022, 3 pm:  Open Mini-Rehearsal, Anthony Wayne Ballroom, Grand Wayne Convention Center.
  • Sun, March 20,2022, 4 pm:  FAMEous Composer, FAMEous Parents, FAMEous Teachers, FAMEous Principals Reception, Room Jefferson C, Grand Wayne Center.
  • Sun, March 20,2022, Sunday, 5 pm: Project Composition Premiere Performance at the FAME/“Celebration of Youth Concert”, Anthony Wayne Ballroom, Grand Wayne Convention Center

To Participate

Register your students in the FAME Composition Project by completing the online registration form, by emailing FAME at info@famearts.org, or by calling (260) 247-7325.

Downloads

Composition Project Resources

About Composer-in-Residence Kent Klee             

Kent Klee is an award winning composer, arranger, performer, and educator. He attended the University of North Texas where he studied with legendary Jazz drummer Ed Soph. He graduated from IPFW with a bachelor degree in Music Performance. He completed his post Graduate work with a master’s degree in Music Performance from Ball State University. He has taught at both the University of Notre Dame and Ball State University. He has been the director of percussion at Homestead High School for 27 years.

As a composer/arranger and teacher, Kent has won 8 Indiana Marching Band State Championships, and 1 W.G.I. National Championship. He has taught percussion at over 40 High School Band programs, and has taught hundreds of Private Students.  He is Adjunct Professor at PFW.

Composition Project: Wabash

Time table:

  • TBD : Registration forms due to Judy Ward
  • Fall, TBD: Sessions with Composer in Residence
  • March 19, 2022: Premiere performance at Honeywell Center

The 2019 Composer-in-Residence for the Wabash Composition Project was Dr. Chris Lessly from Indiana Wesleyan University.  This year’s composer will be announced later. The composition will be premiered at the annual FAME Festival in March at the Celebration of Youth Concert on Saturday afternoon.

To Participate

Register your students in the FAME Composition Project by completing the online registration form, by emailing FAME at judyw9538@gmail.com or by calling (260) 571 2279.

October 21, 2019–
March 15, 2020

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Students Write Music On Computers For The Composition Project
Students Write Music On Computers For The Composition Project

Students write music on computers for the Composition Project

Students Share Ideas While Writing Music For The Composition Project

Students share ideas while writing music for the Composition Project

Students In FAME's Composition Program Pose For Picture

Students in FAME's Composition Program pose for picture

David Crowe Teaches Students About Music Composition

David Crowe teaches students about music composition

David Crowe And The FAMEous Composers

David Crowe and the FAMEous Composers

About the project

Northeast Indiana area fourth grade students nominated by their music teachers participate as FAMEous Student Composers and collaborate with FAME’s Composers-in-Residence David Crowe for Fort Wayne and a guest composer for Wabash to create a musical composition.

During the music composition and “composium” sessions, the FAMEous Composers compose, notate, and orchestrate their very own musical signature compositions, then creatively collaborate with their Composer-in-Residence about how their musical ideas are to be orchestrated into the project composition. The Composers-in-Residence orchestrate the student composers’ musical ideas into a symphonic piece themed in conjunction with FAME’s yearly cultural focus.

Each student receives a score of the music with his/her contribution highlighted. This project meets education standards of MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

Composition Project: Fort Wayne

Time table:

  • October 4, 2019 by 4 pm: Registration forms due to the FAME office
  • October 21-24, 2019, 4–6 pm: Composition and “Composium” sessions with Composer-in-residence David Crowe at Haley Elementary School
  • October 24, 2019, 4–6 pm: “Creative Dance” session at Haley Elementary with Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company Director Lauren Ettensohn
  • February 29, 2020, Saturday, 1–2 pm: “Creative Dance” session at Fort Wayne Ballet Studio
  • March 14, 2020,  Saturday, 10–11 am: Final “Composium” session, holding room E, Grand Wayne Center
  • March 15, 2020, Sunday, 1:30 pm: Rehearsal (location TBD)
  • March 15, 2020, Sunday, 3 pm: Celebration of Youth Concert featuring Premiere Performance of Composition Project and Fusion of Concert Colors art (location TBD)

David Crowe is this year’s Composer-in-Residence for the Fort Wayne Composition Project. The composition will be premiered at the annual FAME Festival in March at the Celebration of Youth Concert on Sunday afternoon by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras along with an originally choreographed work to the composition by the Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company.

Each student receives a score of the music with his/her contribution highlighted. This project meets education standards of MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

To Participate

Register your school in the FAME Composition Project by completing the online registration form, by emailing FAME at info@famearts.org, or by calling (260) 247-7325. School membership is required.

Downloads

Composition Project: Wabash

Time table:

  • Sept. TBD, 2019: Registration forms due to Judy Ward
  • Fall, 2019: Sessions with Composer in Residence
  • March 21, 2020: Premiere performance at Honeywell Center

Last year’s Composer-in-Residence for the Wabash Composition Project was Dr. Chris Lessly from Indiana Wesleyan University.  This year’s composer will be announced later. The composition will be premiered at the annual FAME Festival in April at the Celebration of Youth Concert on Saturday afternoon.

To Participate

Register your school in the FAME Composition Project by completing the online registration form, by emailing FAME at judyw9538@gmail.com or by calling (260) 571 2279.  School membership is required.

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