Midsummer Arts at Qualia:
A Workshop for Dreamers and Creators

Qualia: The School for Deeper Learning, a Los Angeles-area school dedicated to out-of-the-box thinking and passionate engagement, introduces its inaugural summer arts program. We invite rising 6th-12th grade students in the Los Angeles area to find and embrace their voices as creators through exciting, individually tailored, in-person programming in Musicianship, Performance, and Recording. We hope you’ll join us for a summer of deep and joyful artistic experimentation and creation!

Introduction to Musicianship, Performance, and Recording

Instructor: JC Wright

Dates: July 25-August 19, 2022 (Monday- Friday, 9am-3pm)

Program Description:

This class is designed to improve the musicianship of beginner and intermediate instrumentalists. Students can expect to learn the fundamentals of listening, reading, performing, and recording music. Band members will collaborate on designing a setlist, and the class will culminate with both a live performance and the release of a short recorded album!

Week 1: Reading Music, Ear Training

Week 2: Rhythm, Harmony

Week 3: Songwriting and Improvisation

Week 4: Recording Techniques and Performance Rehearsal

Instructor Bio: 

As a multi-instrumentalist improviser and music theorist, JC was arranging and performing music with Jason Mraz in front of audiences of 20,000 people when he was 15 years old. JC has been in marching bands, jazz bands, pit orchestras, and improvisational bands for dancers and silent film festivals. JC’s inspirations include James Brown, Vulfpeck, and Pink Floyd among many others. He believes the best songs are those with grooves that make you move!


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