School of Visual & Performing Arts

School of Visual & Performing Arts

Summer Arts Steel Pan Intensive

Gregory Haynes, instructor

DAILY SCHEDULE


DAY ONE - Wednesday


9:00 am–9:30 am
: Meet and greet

9:30 am–10:30 am: History and sound of steel pans

10:30 am–12:00 pm: Introduction to technique and tone production for pans; design and scale collections

12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm–2:00 pm: Lead sheet interpretation; reading melody and harmonies

2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Improvisation development; Repertoire: Calypso lead sheets, set 1; Rehearsal block I: repertoire and rotation

 

DAY TWO - Thursday


9:00 am–9:30 am
: Listening session I: steel bands of Trinidad and Tobago

9:30 am–10:00 am: Repertoire: Calypso lead sheets, set 2

10:00 am–12:00 pm: Rehearsal block II: repertoire and rotation

12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm–2:00 pm: Reading arrangements

2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Repertoire: Arrangements for steel band, concert pieces; Rehearsal block III: learning arrangements for specific instruments

DAY THREE - Friday


9:00 am–9:30 am
: Listening session II: steel pan artists

9:30 am–10:30 am: Rehearsal block IV: review lead sheet sets with improvisation

10:30 am–12:00 pm: Rehearsal block (cont.): finalize arrangement performance

12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm–1:45 pm: Rehearsal block V: dress and final preparations

2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Brief performance by all students