Soundscapes of Nature
Soundscapes of Nature with Amy Dennison
August 25 - 27, 2023
The scope of sound is bewildering; we will take a step at a time. Children in the program (and I dare say adults!) will find great satisfaction in making new and unusual sounds with simple materials. And when it’s time to take a rest, there will be music to listen to, of course, inspired by nature! Each session will have a connection to sound; by the end of the weekend, participants will be using their ears in new ways.
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | WELCOME TABLE
Make a journal - they’re simple and fun to make; we have all the supplies. Record thoughts, ideas, and inspirations from the weekend.
7:00 PM- 7:40 PM |GAME ON!
Hands on games for all ages including trivia, egg shaker games, movement and more. Let the kid in you have fun!
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM | MUSIC FOR THE SEASON
The first of two informal concerts featuring music inspired by nature, song titles with a nature bent, and soothing music for a gentle end to the day.
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM | STORYTIME
Some of my favorite children’s books have wonderful timeless stories about music. There will be books available for sharing out loud or for families to read together.
9:30 am - 11:00 am |SOUND SCAVENGER HIKE
Family fun! Pick up a scavenger hike packet at the welcome table.. Complete and return for a prize (for the kids)!
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | INSTRUMENT MAKING
Join me for a fun and creative workshop where you can make great sounding original instruments using found objects such as recycled bottlecaps, containers, and everyday objects such as buttons, elastic bands and sticks.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | OLD FAVORITES, NEW TREASURES
The 2nd informal concert . We don’t mind if you close your eyes and decompress while we play!
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | TALENT SHOW!
Got something you love to do? Show us! Or maybe you made an instrument today and you want to play it! Let’s all support each other’s efforts in our talent show for all ages!
8:30 pm - 9:15 pm | DRUM CIRCLE AROUND THE BONFIRE
Join us, weather permitting, for a bonfire, where we will have a drum circle. Bring yourself – we will have plenty of instruments!
9:30 pm - 10:00 pm |STORYTIME!
Some of my favorite children’s books have wonderful timeless stories about music. We’ll read one or two of them.
9:00 am - 9:45 am | DRUM CIRCLE AND GROUP SING.
A fitting way to finish the weekend.