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Off The Beaten Path Music Composition Workshops with Lewis Krauthamer


Participants are invited to compose and/or arrange music for ensemble, including keyboards, guitar, lap steel guitar, computer, voice, plus any other instruments made available by fellow participants. Discussion and collaboration will center on new, adventurous, unexplored compositional approaches, but all stylistic approaches are welcome. Participants’ compositions will be premiered and recorded at the end of the workshop, with possible inclusion in the Off the Beaten Path Music Series’ Fall 2019/Spring 2020 season.

Participants should have experience reading music, but no other theoretical/formal background is required. Participants are asked to attend weekly sessions consistently.

Lewis Krauthamer serves on the music faculty of the University of the District of Columbia, where he teaches courses in music theory, analysis, orchestration, piano and music history. Lewis' music has been performed by many soloists, chamber groups and orchestras, and in recent years he has concentrated on composing microtonal music for unconventional ensemble types. Lewis has received numerous awards as a composer, including grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and Meet the Composer. His article, "An Analysis of Two Large-Scale Works by Christian Wolff," was published in Perspectives of New Music, vol. 55, no. 1 (Winter, 2017). To find out more about Lewis, visit

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Price: Suggested donation is $136 ($17 per week). All proceeds go directly to Rhizome DC and Off the Beaten Path Music Series. Please email for scholarship options.

Dates: Every Tuesday from June 18th to August 6th

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Age: 9&up