Music From Scratch


July 9 to July 14, 2018

In partnership with the Canadian Music Centre, Music From Scratch is a FREE week-long music creation workshop for youth between the ages of 18 and 25. Facilitated by Artistic Director Jerry Pergolesi and guest composer/sound creator Giorgio Magnanensi, and guided by the Contact ensemble, participants engage in creative listening, writing, vocal performance, movement, graphic and improvisation exercises leading to the performance of a series of cooperative sound works. Music From Scratch helps participants develop new skills and the confidence to take risks both as listeners and creators.

Just a willingness to learn and explore your own inner creativity

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Main Details:

Dates: Monday, July 9 to Saturday, July 14
Location: The Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Participation is Free!

For more info and to register contact: Matthew Fava, 416-961-6601 xt. 207,
Registration deadline: Friday, July 6, 2018

Music From Scratch Schedule:

Monday-Friday: 2:00-5:00 PM daily meetings in a collaborative workshop setting
Saturday: 7:00 PM Concert Performance
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“The ingredients are all there… you just have to stir the pot!”

Contact Contemporary Music acknowledges the support of The Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts and The SOCAN Foundation
The Canadian Music Centre (Ontario Region) acknowledges the support of: The Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, SOCAN Foundation, FACTOR, The Department of Canadian Heritage, The Ontario Media Development Corporations.
We also acknowledge University Settlement Music & Arts School, pioneering accessible community arts education for over 95 years, for their support of this project.

University Settlement Music & Arts School