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Spring Birdsong Ensemble

Spring is a wonderful time to experience the sounds, smells, and sights of the boreal forest. Not only are birds bursting forth with territorial songs, rivers are overflowing, the forest is flowering, and pungent smells abound. The aim of this workshop is to discover some of this delightful diversity, hone observation skills, and produce a creative musical ensemble response. During moderate morning hikes you’ll learn to recognize birds by song, sight, and habitat, and explore other boreal spring delights. In the afternoon become part of a musical ensemble as we make a creative response to our morning observations using percussion instruments from around the world. All levels of experience are welcome. Your materials fee covers use of Orff instruments.

Spring is a wonderful time to experience the sounds, smells, and sights of the boreal forest. Not only are birds bursting forth with territorial songs, rivers are overflowing, the forest is flowering, and pungent smells abound. The aim of this workshop is to discover some of this delightful diversity, hone observation skills, and produce a creative musical ensemble response.

Dates

New! Sat, Jun 07, 2014
(Early bird tuition deadline: 04/26/14)

Course Details

Length in days:
1

Hours:
7am-3pm

Tuition:
$75.00 per student (Regular rate)
$65.00 per student (Early-bird rate)

Materials:
$10.00

Levels:
Beginner to Advanced

Age with adult:



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You will need the following tools for this class:

  1. Layered, warm clothing (sweatshirts, jackets, long pants)
  2. Hat
  3. Rain Gear
  4. Sturdy footwear for hiking (trails may be wet from dew and rain)
  5. Insect repellant
  6. Sunglasses for bright outdoor sun
  7. Sun-block
  8. Water bottles
  9. Small backpack to hold the above
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
Ann Russ Ann Russ

Ann has been a resident of Cook County since the 1980s. She has led numerous naturalist activities for all ages in all seasons and considers annual bird migrations one of life's joys. Harmony singing is another passion; her ability to spontaneously coax multiple harmony parts out of any size group, whether four or four hundred, is legendary.




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Spring Birdsong Ensemble