Music Workshops by Karl Schwonik
These sessions will focus on many aspects of music and the music business including improvisation, composition, team work, and problem solving. Each aspect of the workshop is interactive and pushes every participant to learn more about music, work together with their peers and gain new invaluable skills from a seasoned performer.
- For Grades 4-9
- Up to 40 students at a time
- For 45-60 minutes
- Cost: Free to you (funded by Alberta Arts Days)
- Dates available: September 29 and 30
Presenter profile: Karl Schwonik – Drumset
Alberta born, award-winning drummer Karl Schwonik grew up on a farm near Gwynne where he was exposed to countless musical situations ranging from polka to jazz. Fresh out of high school, Schwonik embarked on a tour with 2-time Canadian Country Music Award Nominee Heather-Dawn. This was followed by an invitation to study at the Banff Centre where Schwonik was the youngest artist ever to be a part of the long-term career residency program.
In 2008 Schwonik became the President and Founder of the Wetaskiwin Jazz Society in Wetaskiwin, AB, and Artistic Director of the Wetaskiwin Jazz Camp. Still in his mid-20's, Schwonik has an extremely active touring/recording schedule; he has completed over 10 substantial tours throughout North America (including performances at Carnegie Hall and The John F. Kennedy Center) as a leader and released 3 CD's on Chronograph Records. Two of these recording have been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the 'Jazz Recording of the Year' Category. Among the many awards and distinctions Schwonik has garnered in his career is the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta's Emerging Artist Award, the VSA Arts International Young Soloist Award, the AFM International Diversity Award, the Queen's Jubilee Award, multiple DownBeat magazine Awards, and being the youngest ever named one of Calgary's 'Top 40 Under 40' (2009) by Avenue magazine.
"...one of Canada's most brilliant musicians..." - Dr. Jeremy Brown - University of Calgary Department of Music
"...one of Canada's 3 up and coming drummers…" - Peter Hum – Ottawa Citizen
Read more at www.karlschwonik.com
To book your FREE workshop contact Manisha at 780 361 4447 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org