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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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Thanks for submitting!

  • What platform will it be on?
    The workshop will be held on a private link via zoom.
  • Will the video be available for watching at a different time?
    Yes! For those of you who can not make the specific time, we will send you a link to the recorded workshop. But we do encourage participants to attend in real-time, as you will have live interactions from the teachers.
  • Is there limited capacity?
    We're aiming for a class size under 25, so that the teachers can interact with students comfortably, but we're hoping to accomodate as much as we can if we receive a larger number of registrations.
  • How long will the workshops be?
    We've planned on the workshops being one hour long.
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