Residencies

For professionals, students, presenters and educators searching for a fresh perspective in the art of understanding music, creating music, and performing music.

"Corky Siegel's methods for finding dynamic expression inside yourself will forever change the way your band, chorus, or orchestra approaches music. It is that profound a tool."  - David Roche, Ph.D. Director, Office of Arts Education, Chicago Public Schools

 

Educational Events Featuring Chamber Blues

Corky Siegel offers several unique and entertaining educational programs that can feature live contributions with Corky, his guests or with members of Chamber Blues. Presenters often book a Chamber Blues concert and an educational program or two over the course of several days, as each event brings in different audiences.

Music and the Joy of Diversity

This orchestrated presentation is great for a diverse range of audiences, from mixed age groups to a single class or school. "Music and the Joy of Diversity" features a story about a cave man that is the first to discover music when he stumbles on a Steinway grand piano at the back of a cave and becomes mesmorized by his own exploration of the joyful musical elements. The presentation creates an environment where the true power and beauty of music is revealed, and the celebration of diversity becomes the coolest thing on earth.

Master Class on Expression

For over forty years, Corky Siegel has been sharing with musicians all over the world, professionals as well as beginners, an uplifting approach that taps the natural dynamic power in their music with amazing results. He is experienced in coaching every genre, grouping and skill level, including chamber music ensembles, soloists, singers, choral groups, orchestras, drum lines, jazz bands, rock bands, and concert bands. The master classes are customized specifically for the needs of the institution, the music director and the participants.

Corky's Description OF WORKSHOP

My workshop focuses on the transformative power of dynamic expansion. I will offer the participants (students, teachers, and professionals) a most practical technique that is surprisingly simple and easy to master.  It will, on the spot, improve richness of tone, technique, and make a performance more interesting, exciting, mesmerizing, musical, fun, and fulfilling for the audience, but most importantly for the performer.  The continued application of this approach, anytime it is applied, will reconnect the performer to the muse and keep the floodgates to expression wide open. And isn’t this why we play music in the first place? - Corky Siegel

Quote FROM PARTICIPANT FROM WORKSHOP

I am walking around rather amazed today. I spent some time practicing this morning, playing Bach and exploring your ideas and suggestions. What has occurred defies description. I know you've seen the impact this has on people--you can add me to the list. The way I play seems to have fundamentally changed and improved overnight.Michael Miles, Music Education Director - Old Town School - Chicago

Corky's book "Let Your Music Soar"

"Let Your Music Soar returns music to those who love and make it. Corky Siegel's book -- so beautifully accompanied by Holly's pointed and amusing artwork -- offers immensely practical insights into how to draw out the music that is within us and share it with others. Thirty years of trial, error, and joy have been distilled into a bracing and entertaining brew." - Scott Simon - Peabody Award Winner, Host of NPR's Week-end Edition

This book offers a revolutionary tool that will transform and deepen the evocative power of music for musicians overnight. While this is a ground-breaking guide book for professionals and teachers as well as students and hobbyists, it is also an entertaining and inspiring exploration for anyone interested in the world of artistic expression.