Music improvisation workshop

Tue., Nov. 7, 7:30-9 p.m., Dave Anderson’s house in Fairfax City. First Tuesday of the month. (Second session will be scheduled, time and place TBD.) Instructor: Dave Anderson. Contact Dave Anderson to sign up or with questions. Back by popular demand, this workshop is for instrumentalists and vocalists who would like to learn to improvise on their instrument or to improve their improvisational skills in a supportive environment. Openings for new participants! Description – The Music Improv Workshop is a monthly session designed to help UUCF musicians (both instrumentalists of all types and vocalists) develop improvisational skills. The goal of this workshop is to enable participants to create music “from […]

Chris and John Boehmer concert

” … tasteful harmonies that hover beautifully together at the edges of folk, pop and jazz.” Sun., Oct. 29, 4 p.m., Sanctuary. Suggested donation: $10/person; $25 family maximum. Proceeds benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center. Tickets at the door or through the PayPal link below. More information at boehmersongs.com. Enjoy an afternoon of contemporary folk music with John and Chris Boehmer. After performing as solo singer-songwriters for many years, they got together in 2012 and released a CD entitled The Half-Known World in 2016. Ticket donation levels One ticket $10.00 USDTwo tickets $20.00 USDFamily rate $25.00 USD

Jason Shelton workshop

Sat., Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., UUCF Sanctuary. Cost: $25; bagels and coffee provided. Register to attend here. The tradition of congregational singing helps UUCF’s music program express UU values. Join other musicians for a morning with composer Jason Shelton to discuss the purpose and value of congregational singing. Participants will also do some “hymnal digging.” Jason will be in residence with the River Road UU congregation for four days in October.

Music Improv Workshop

Description: The Improv Workshop will be a monthly session designed to help develop improvisational skills within a broader group of UUCF musicians (both instrumentalists and vocalists). The goal is to enable participants to create music from the heart in real time and express themselves creatively and with confidence on their instrument of choice. Each session will include lesson and performance components, allowing participants to gain experience in an informal, supportive group setting. Over time, this workshop will incorporate a range of popular musical styles (rock, blues, jazz, country, Latin, etc.), but there will be a slight emphasis on jazz, due to the central role of improvisation within this genre. Prerequisite […]