Creative Music Ensembles for Young People
Sound is committed to a vision of personal and community growth through
creative music. Creative music is an ideal context to address group
awareness, self-awareness, empowerment, vulnerability, and diversity.
The skills developed through musical improvisation emphasize listening,
creativity, spontaneity, dialogue, and self-expression.
Classes are held at MECA and taught by David Dove and Jason Jackson.
MECA is located at 1900 Kane St., Houston, TX 77007
Summer Session begins the week of June 16th
classes are free of charge. There is a flat $30 registration fee
required by MECA. This can be done by arriving early on the first day
or contacting MECA at 713-802-9370.
For more information or to register, call 832-596-0598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Click here to register online]
Nameless Sound Youth Ensemble
For Adolescents and Young Adults
Tuesday 6pm to 8pm
Ensemble plays creative music through the process of musical
improvisation. Participants may come from any musical background. The
process accepts the input of any musical tradition (as well as music
that is from no tradition at all). Students of any skill level may
participate. The ability to read music is not a prerequisite. Visual
artists, poets, actors, and practitioners of other artistic disciplines
may participate if they have an interest in performance. Participants
will have an opportunity to compose for the group or lead the group.
Creative Kids Ensemble
Ages 5-13, Mondays 5 - 6 pm
Creative Kids Ensemble will explore the joy of music making in a fun,
positive, and affirming environment. Sound, rhythm, singing, drumming,
and musical story-telling will be used to explore coordination,
listening, leadership, creativity, group-awareness, and self-awareness.
Instruments are provided. Children are encouraged to bring their own
instruments as well.
Classes for People with Special Needs
(call Education Coordinator Jason Jackson at 832-596-0598)
Sound explores music making for the special needs community. In an
encouraging and structured environment, participants will engage in
musical exercises that emphasize listening, coordination, peer support,
self-expression, self-empowerment, and non-verbal communication.
Instruments are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their
own instruments, too.
We offer two types of Special Needs Classes:
Creative Music for Basic Skills Community
Creative Music for High Functioning Community