ALL COURSES

Orchestra Studies

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL




Starting September 2023

Piano Technique and Musicality

CLASSICAL PIANO COACHING


This coaching follows a one-on-one basis for professional learners or children at a young age. As a life-long pianist of the highest caliber, I will instruct you on the foundational knowledge, technique, and musicality to be a successful performing pianist. Piano performance studies are limitless; however, I will always prepare you to be an independent musician.

The coaching time is one hour per week (one-hour session or two thirty-minute sessions), depending on your level and purpose. Please email me for consultation and pricing.

By enrolling in the course, you will have access to the Neo Academy community and Piano Technique and Musicality community for discussion, networking, and collaboration.

Writing for Strings

FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP FOR COMPOSERS


Michael Patterson is a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, and educator. Assisted by guest artists and a world-class string quartet, this is an intensive online four-day workshop that focuses on scoring for string quartet, string quintet, and string orchestra. The workshop also focuses exclusively on writing for large and small string ensembles. It features demos by a string quartet and two separate solo instrument demos. Each session will consist of score analysis, demos, and in-depth discussions focusing on the techniques and approaches that produce effective string orchestrations for film, jazz, and concert compositions.

By enrolling in the workshop, you will have access to the Neo Academy community and Writing for Strings community for discussion, networking, and collaboration.

Writing for Voices

two-DAY WORKSHOP FOR COMPOSERS



Michael Patterson, a Grammy and Emmy Award winning composer, arranger and Orchestrator, and educator, assisted by film and concert composers, conductors, and various vocal artists in the choral world, presents a two-day intensive workshop that focuses on composing and arranging for various choral groups. Mixed Choir, Boys Choir, Take Six, Chamber Choir, Madrigal Singers, Acapella Choir, Singers Unlimited, Christmas Carol settings with full orchestra, Disney song settings in film, and use of chorus in film scores. 

Chamber Music Literature and Masterclasses

(Tier 1)

DEVELOPMENT OF CHAMBER MUSIC REPERTOIRE FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LATE ROMANTIC ERA



STARTING NOVEMBER 13, 2021


The course Chamber Music Literature aims to familiarize you with the main developments in Western chamber music, from its origins to today. In Tier 1, we will learn about these developments through the works of the musicians themselves: from chamber music’s humble beginnings in the later Middle Ages to the compositions of the Late Romantic Era. Completing both Tiers (1 and 2), you will receive the Certificate of Chamber Music Literature Course.

By enrolling in the course, you will have access to the Neo Academy community and Chamber Music Literature community for discussion, networking, and collaboration.

The Tier 1 meets synchronously twice (80mins/session) weekly for 8 weeks.


Chamber Music Literature 

(Tier 2)

DEVELOPMENT OF CHAMBER MUSIC REPERTOIRE FROM LATE ROMANTIC ERA TO tHE 21ST CENTURY


STARTING NOVEMBER 2, 2021


The course Chamber Music Literature aims to familiarize you with the main developments in Western chamber music, from its origins to today. In Tier 2, we will learn about these developments through the works of the musicians themselves: from chamber music in the Late Romantic Era to the 21st century. Completing both Tiers (1 and 2), you will receive the Certificate of Chamber Music Literature Course.

By enrolling in the course, you will have access to the Neo Academy community and Chamber Music Literature community for discussion, networking, and collaboration.

The Tier 2 meets synchronously twice (80mins/session) weekly for 8 weeks.