After a monster of a first day, we welcome Austin Wintory to campus to work with composers in group lessons and present on his music. This year, his presentation was on the art of the pitch: taking us behind the the process of scoring the same scene multiple ways through the many rounds of trying to land a major project.
Rehearsals began in earnest, and we started watching the works we’ve been receiving over the past few weeks take shape.
Next, Michael Rohd joined us on Skype for a presentation on his work with Sojourn Theatre and the Center for Performance and Civic Practice. A major takeaway this year was that community-focused projects must be community-led as well; inviting community members to the table at the start of the planning process is crucial.
We end the day with a Public Speaking workshop led by Parker and Katherine; what to say, and how to say it, complete with a lip sync battle for the ages!