About Us

Here we learn what the Savvy Music Organization is all about, the people that make it up and the purpose of this website. First of all, let's take a look at who's here in the guise of the players of musical instruments:

Musicians:

Piano
Daniel Spiegel

Guitar
Charles Vaughn

Hodges-Taylor String Quartet
Judy Meister
Laurel Talley
Liz Burns
Leigh Marsh

Composers

John Allemeier
Craig Bove
Lawrence Dillon
Mark Engebretson
Alejandro Rutty

Schedule:

Composers Workshop Daily Schedule

You will be given a paper copy of this schedule when you arrive.

Monday, June 18

7-10: Breakfast/free time
9-11 Check-in
11am-1pm Welcome & Guest Composer Lecture #1
1pm: Lunch
2-4: Guest Composer Lecture #2
4pm: Free Time to compose
6pm: Dinner
7-9 Composers Group Discussions & Presentations

Tuesday, June 19

7-10: Breakfast/free time
10-12: Private Composition Lessons and Individual Rehearsals with Guitarist
    (Access to dance studios 9am-noon)
12pm: Lunch 1-3: Private Composition Lessons & meetings with collaborative dancers
3-5: Guitar Composition Masterclass
6pm: Dinner
7-9: Composers Group Discussion
    Q&A with Choreographer/Composer collaborators
        E.E. Balcos (choreographer) & John Allemeier (composer)

Wednesday, June 20

7-10 Breakfast
10-12: Guest Composer Lecture #3
12pm: Lunch
1-3: Guest Composer Lecture #4
3-5: Composers Group Discussions/Presentations
    (Access to dance studios for rehearsals 1-5pm)
6: Dinner
7-9: Piano Composition Masterclass

Thursday, June 21

7-10 Breakfast
10-12: Guest Composer Lecture #5
12: Lunch
1-3 Private Lessons &/or Free Time to Compose
    (Access to dance studios for rehearsals with Clay Daniel, choreographer)
3-5 String Quartet Composition Masterclass
6pm: Dinner
6-9: Individual rehearsals with Pianist / String Quartet
    (Access to dance studios for rehearsals)

Friday, June 22

7-10: Breakfast/free time
10-12 Guest Composer Lecture #6
12: Lunch
1-3: Private Lessons; 1-4 Free Time to Compose
    (Choreographer rehearsals @ studio with Clay Daniel, choreographer)
4:30pm: Dress Rehearsal with performers, composers, and participants
6:30pm: Light Dinner/Refreshments
7:30 Concert #1
9:30: Dinner Party

Saturday, June 23

7-10: Breakfast/free time
9am-12pm: Rehearse/record choreographed pieces
12: Lunch
1-6 Free time for composers (may attend dance rehearsals)
    (Access to dance studios)
6pm: Dinner
7:00 Free Time
    (Access to dance studios)

Sunday, June 24

7-10: Breakfast/free time
10-12: Free Time to compose
12: Lunch
2:00 Dance dress rehearsal with performers and dancers/choreographers
4:30 Music and Dance Concert (Concert #2)
6:30pm: Dinner

Monday, June 25

7-10: Breakfast/free time
10-12: Guest Composer Lecture #7
12: Lunch
3-5: Guest Composer Lecture #8
6pm: Dinner
5-8: String Quartet Readings and Composition Workshop

Tuesday June 26

7-10: Breakfast/Free Time to compose
10-12: Private Lessons &/or Free Time
12: Lunch
1-3: Private Lessons &/or Free Time
3-5 Composers Group Discussions & Presentations
6pm: Dinner
7-8: Composers Group Discussions & Presentations

Wednesday, June 27

7-10: Breakfast/free time
10-12: Guest Composer Lecture #9
12: Lunch
1-3: Guest Composer Lecture #10
3-5: Composers Group Discussions & Presentations
6pm: Dinner
7-9: Composers Group Discussions & Presentations

Thursday, June 28

7-10: Breakfast/free time
10-12: Free Time to Compose
12: Lunch
1-2: Free Time
2-4: Guitar Composition Readings and Workshop
5pm: Dinner
6-7: Individual Piano Rehearsals
7-9: Piano Composition Readings & Composition Workshop

Friday, June 29

7-10: Breakfast/free time
12: Lunch
1-3: Free Time
4:30: Dress rehearsal with composers and performers
6:30: Light snacks/refreshments
7:30: Concert #3
9:00: Dinner Party

Saturday, June 30

7-11am: Breakfast & departures