Registration for PhoenixPhest! is now open! This fantastic opportunity continues to be available even through the COVID crisis. Be sure to secure your spot today!
PhoenixPhest Chamber Music and Jazz Festival
In everyday life and even more during the ongoing pandemic, we all need to feed our passion and creativity. At the Phest, students will learn new technological tools so they can continue nourishing their creativity, their love of music, and enjoy camaraderie with their fellow musicians, even though they cannot meet in person.
The curriculum is equally structured to care for a student’s wellness as it is to nourish their musical creativity. Compassion and mindfulness are essential to building a supportive community. At PhoenixPhest we nourish the whole musician in each of us.
The virtual Phest curriculum for chamber music and jazz ensembles will provide a transformative week of music study and exploration, introducing new technologies for creating music in an online studio, while encouraging students to build observational and listening skills, empathy and patience for their peers, and engage in self-reflection for personal growth and professional success.
For more information, pricing and registration, please refer to the PhoenixPhest! page on the CMSA2 website!
We are happy to announce that the Education for Happiness will be partnering with Community Music School of Ann Arbor to create a new online PhoenixPhest utilizing accessible digital platforms. The program will be dedicated to exploring the depths of online learning and creating.
The advantages of technology will have a significant effect on how we interact remotely and in person, especially during this pandemic. We believe that we should embrace this new online model not as a substitute but as a different way to probe the depths of being an artist and connecting with other musicians. In that spirit, our organizations are offering a virtual PhoenixPhest chamber music festival, Jazz program and Suzuki institute.