Founded in 2006, Kids Compose has offered a competition for students in grades 2-6 each year. Additional programs have been developed in the form of open houses and workshops, offering support to local music teachers and opportunities for young people to explore music composition as a creative expression of their unique voice. The philosophy behind Kids Compose is an understanding that music, creativity, and music composition are inherent in each individual. Music composition is a continuum that can happen at different ages and stages. Kids Compose facilitates intergenerational and multidisciplinary creative collaboration using composition as a tool for building connectivity and community.
Kids Compose is expanding into new communities. If you are interested in Kids Compose for your community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Kids Compose programs have been developed in the form of open houses and workshops, offering support to local music teachers and opportunities for young people to explore music composition as a creative expression of their unique voice.
A simple exploration of what "creativity" means to people across professions, cultures, and generations expanded to 43 interviews and over 24 hours of video. "Defining Creativity" is part of the culminating product. It is grounded in my own belief of creativity as inherent in all humans, and taught me that there are truly as many definitions and perspectives as there are people.
Coming Soon: "Creatives" video series. In response to requests to view more complete content from the amazing people interviewed, I will be sharing more of those experiences. Additionally, I have continued my investigation into how creativity applies in people's lives and look forward to sharing the inspiring discussions that I have been fortunate enough to have with a diverse group of people. More to come...
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