Did you miss the Home Edition of MWROC but would love to check out our courses? Here’s your chance! Registration gives you access to the instructional videos for all 11 courses from our Regular Faculty, PLUS we’ll throw in two FREE 30-minute Zoom 1-on-1 lessons with the faculty member(s) of your choice, subject to their availability (you are welcome to set up additional private lessons with faculty members individually).
You’ll also be able to watch replays of each of their 1-hour master classes, and you’ll have access to master class replays from our Guest Faculty, including Jordan Rudess, Dr. Mysore Manjunath, Tracy Silverman, Alex DePue, Elijah Wood, Hayley Dorling, Matt Bell, and all members of the Mark Wood Experience. That’s 22 master classes!! WOW!
Not only THAT but, when you register, you’ll get a FREE ACCESS CODE to watch all 9 nights of our incredible faculty concerts on AnywhereSeat.com!
From courses in improvisation, composing, songwriting, arranging, movement, performance, video and audio production, and so much more, these courses will catapult your skills to the next level and beyond.
MARK WOOD: Creating from Nothing: modes, Moods, Colors, and the Building Blocks of Music Making
Take your composition skills to the next level, and learn to find your voice through improvising.
HAYDN VITERA: Don’t Cover, Re-Invent
The madness of “Strings Karaoke” must be stopped! The world has enough “violin covers”…the same songs played the same way to the same karaoke backing track. If you’re gonna cover a song, why not do it YOUR way and CREATE something new???
DR. DAVID WALLACE: Composing from Your Heart and Mind
You have an identity. You have a mind. You have a heart. Let’s learn to express them all through composing original music!
LAURA KAYE: Unraveling Ball of Confusion
By working with Ball of Confusion, I’ll help you approach this timeless and still-relevant song – and ANY song – from your own unique perspective.
NATHAN BLAKE: Angles – Move Like You Mean It
As a string player, learn how improve the movement of your body and the angle at which you play, especially for performances and auditions.
GREG BYERS: Improving Your Improv via Recording and Production
Practice rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic focused improvisation alongside backing tracks you create.
VALERIE VIGODA: Songwriting 101
You’ll create a new song this week, content-first. Songwriting is a great way to play to your own strengths, to create something that’s meaningful to you personally, and to take control of aspects of your own artistic expression.
JOE DENINZON: Flying Solo
Learn to create solo acoustic or electric arrangements and integrate live looping and bass lines, harmony, groove techniques, improvisation, and vocals.
CHUCK BONTRAGER: Create Amazing Effects – and Improve Your playing! – With NO New Equipment!
Explore the Soundtrap DAW and learn how effects can help you improve your general.
MATT VANACORO: Recording Techniques 101
Lessons focused for string players to include audio interfaces, mic techniques, EQ, compression, ambient effects, busing, mixing, editing, and mastering.
LILA HOOD: Hip Hop 101
In this course, we will explore the elements of hip-hop and R&B for string players.
9 DAY OF CONCERTS
22 MASTER CLASSES
MARK WOOD: Making the Nimble and Powerful Musician
Experience working with the composer and arranger on one of his own compositions. Find out about his creative process.
MATT VANACORO: Video for Musicians – What you Need to Know
Matt will give you all of the best tips and tricks to make sure YOUR videos are fantastic!
JOE DENINZON: Rock and Pop Arranging for Strings
Rock and Pop Arranging for Strings: Write your own string arrangements, breaking all the rules, and letting creativity run wild. Your goal is to keep the string quartet playing all night and send the DJ home!
HAYDN VITERA: Turn Your Violin into a Fiddle
Haydn will show you the key differences between playing classical and country and give you some of the basic skills to jump on a country gig.
DR. DAVID WALLACE: Running the Improvisational Gauntlet
A 60-minute Creativity Workout
CHUCK BONTRAGER: Living Loud: Plaque Edition
Chuck is looking forward to seeing and hearing and sharing what we’ve all learned in the last year!
GREG BYERS: Accompaniment 101
Whether you’re at a jam session or collaborating on Soundtrap, you want to balance your role in the ensemble. We’ll discuss how any instrument can improvise accompaniment using rhythm, bass lines, chords, pads, and more!
VALERIE VIGODA: PEAK
Highlights from Val’s six-week PEAK course in creative flow.
P: PRESENCE (being fully present in your body and in the moment)
E: EDGE (going to the edge of your comfort zone and beyond, where growth happens)
A: AWE (being part of something larger than yourself)
K: KICK (getting a kick out of it and being playful)
We’ll discuss the neuroscience of flow state, and practices you can incorporate into your life to get there more reliably.
LAURA KAYE: Unraveling the Other Things
Exercises to help free you from the mental clutter that holds you back from being the most effective and free performer you can be.
NATHAN BLAKE: Master Class
Movement is a key component to becoming a magnetic performer. Nathan will help you with putting together your “movement toolbox.”
MATT BELL: What’s the Frequency Kenneth – What is EQ and How do You Use it?
EQ is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal for molding your sound in an amplified setting but very few people understand it. This class will teach you to understand EQ and use it to your advantage.
ROB BAMBACH: The Three Little Bears, Guitar Edition – PART 1
This master class is for everyone! Guitar Hero, Part 1!
JORDAN RUDESS: Master Class
Jordan demonstrates and discusses the Lydian mode and shares what his GeoShred app is capable of.
ELIJAH WOOD and HAYLEY DORLING: Auditioning Tips and Tricks
Are you ever nervous when auditioning? Are you looking to up your game? If you ever plan on auditioning in the future, want a refresh, or just want more “oomph” in your presentation, this class is exactly what you need.
ROB BAMBACH: The Three Little Bears, Guitar Edition – PART 2
This masterclass is for everyone! You asked for it, you got it – Guitar Hero Part 2!
PAUL RANIERI: Modern Bass Techniques for All
Every player should have techniques for creating their own bass lines. Tune in to find out how!
ERIC GORFAIN: Analyzing Radiohead’s Paranoid Android for String Quartet
Follow along with the score as Eric shows you how he translates a rock song into a string quartet arrangment. You might even get a little critique from him if you want to play a passage.
ALEX DePUE: An Old Fashioned Master Class
Get fantastic tips to improve your playing and overall performance techniques.
JASON GIANNI: Rhythm and Time
In this class, Jason, drummer for the Mark Wood Experience, shares with you all of the best strategies for staying in “time.” He makes the click track work for him every day, so make the metronome your best friend!
DR. MYSORE MANJUNATH: Charukeshi Raga Master Class
One of India’s most prestigious Indian classical violinists, Dr. Manjunath discusses the history of Indian classical music, including special tuning, and how it is all improvised around specific ragas (or scales). Joined by his son Sumanth, he will show you how to play the ancient Charukeshi Raga on your violin in the traditional Indian style. Even if you don’t catch every word he speaks, you will FEEL his teachings come through while you learn to play this beautiful raga.
MATT BELL: SQUEEEE! – How to Stop Feedback from Mics and Pickups
It’s happening: The musician’s worst nightmare! You’re in the middle of a performance and you hear it… the dreaded feedback squeal has struck again. This class will teach you what feedback is, what causes it, and how to stop it.
TRACY SILVERMAN: Strumbowing
Take your playing to the next level and learn how to strum bow! It’s a great way to put some groove into your repertoire.