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January  23rd - 30th

This month The Resonance Collective presents its inaugural workshop series featuring some of its internationally-acclaimed artists teaching interactive, online classes in multi-genre bowing technique, writing for strings, building a career in music, and more! 

January 23rd, 10am EST

Tomoko Akaboshi

Music Business 

Furthering Your Career
as a Minority Musician


Tomoko Akaboshi, executive director of the Resonance Collective and first female contractor of a Pulitzer-winning musical, A Strange Loop, will share her extensive experience in the music business to help you advance your career in music. This workshop will include topics & strategies unique to minority musicians, but all are welcome.  

Key Takeaways:



  • Learning how to build a career in your dream industry (+ tackling obstacles like language barriers and cultural differences for minority musicians)

  • How to bring yourself up from 'working for' someone, into being your own boss

  • How to find, work with and maintain  relationships with clients 

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January 24th, 10:30AM EST

Mateusz Smoczynski

Composing and Arranging for Contemporary Strings

Mateusz Smoczynski, former violinist of the Turtle Island String Quartet, winner of the 2nd International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition and professor of jazz violin at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, will dive deep into his process of writing for strings and string ensembles.

Key Takeaways:



  • How to write string arrangements for an existing melody

  • Using special techniques, when to use them and how to notate (chop, brushes, drums, walking, chords, etc.)

  • Combining musical styles together in to one composition

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January 30th,10:30AM EST

Sara Caswell

Bowing Your Way Toward a
Better Jazz Feel

Sara Caswell, 2018 Grammy Nominee and professor of jazz violin at both the Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, will explore bowing technique in a range of styles.


Key Takeaways:



  • Learning basic bowing patterns and exercises that will help you achieve a stronger swing feel.

  • Contextualizing these bowings by playing through bebop melodies with bowings marked in.

  • Highlighting selected passages in the Resonance Collective’s Flintstones arrangement where these bowings are used


  • $18/class or $32/all-class pass

We're trying to off-set cost for musicians  from all over the world during this challenging time. Submit this form below to sign up!

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  • Patreon members from "big band" tier and above can attend workshops for free!

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  • Join our 'chamber ensemble' tier on patreon to audit (participating with video off) for only $10



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What do I need to bring?

Water, comfortable walking shoes and exercise clothes, yoga mat/blanket/towel, essentials (snacks, toys, etc.) for your littles and any kind of stroller (a sturdy single, double, or whatever you need!).

What if I'm out of shape?

Relevé means to rise up - we ask you to come as you are and work up. This workout is designed for all skill levels and is a great way to form new habits!

What if I'm pregnant?

How exciting! Our workout is designed to accommodate Mamas in all stages of motherhood and can be modified along the way. As long as your doctor gives the go ahead, we can't wait to see you!

How soon after baby can I join Mamas?

Once your doctor says its safe to resume activity, we welcome you to Mamas. Our workout is designed to accommodate Mamas in all stages of motherhood and can be modified along the way.

What about bad weather?

We will workout in the rain. It's not that we are hard core but sometimes rainy days are the days you (and the kids) need to be out of the house the most. In case of severe rain or wind, we will relocate to the Relevé studio at 104 W. Main Street.

What about my grumpy/fussy/hungry little(s)?

We are all moms, we get it! Our workout is designed to keeps mamas and kids moving but please do whatever you need for your littles including feeding, changing, etc. Just catch up when you can. There's no need to apologize or leave the workout for fussy kids, we are all in this together!

Can my older child workout with us?

To ensure the safety of our group, littles of all ages must be in a stroller.

Where exactly do you meet?

Mistlin Park is at 1201 River Road in Ripon. Park in the long, skinny lot off River adjacent to the playground/splash pad area.

What if I'm late?

Some workout is better than no workout! We begin moving by 10:50 am and will work our way around the park. Just hustle to catch up, you can do it!