Now in its sixth year, Tango for Musicians at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, has become North America’s leading tango workshop for musicians. In partnership with Argentina’s Tango Sin Fin, Tango for Musicians At Reed College provides the tools needed to play, arrange, compose, improvise, and teach this rich and diverse musical form. Emphasizing technique and creativity, history and contemporaneous trends, Tango for Musicians at Reed College is dedicated to opening the mysteries of tango music for players of any instrument in a warm, supportive, and professional environment.
The workshop takes place June 17–24, 2018 on Reed College’s lush urban campus in the heart of Portland, Oregon. The registration deadline is June 1, with early registration discounts ending April 30. The financial‐aid deadline is February 15.
Tango for Musicians at Reed College is open to all musicians who are interested in playing, arranging, composing, and teaching tango music. Previous experience with tango is not necessary. Enrollment is limited to 100 participants, and places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
“Introducing students to or helping them deepen their knowledge of this art form is such a rewarding experience for the artistic faculty,” says founding director and Reed College Professor of Music Morgan Luker. “Whether students are new to the genre or have been playing for years, our amazing faculty will help them learn, explore, and experiment with tango in deep and meaningful ways.”
The members of this artistic music faculty, many of whom hail from Buenos Aires, rank among the world’s greatest tango players, composers, and bandleaders. They are also passionate teachers and experienced educators, dedicated to transmitting their knowledge of tango to students of any background and level of experience.
Last year’s participants traveled from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Austria, Australia, Italy, and throughout the United States. It is a truly an international gathering, in one of the most popular North American cities.
All students will have the opportunity to share what they have learned in performance, whether as part of public concerts or private student showcases. In addition, the faculty will present a mini-festival of concert performances. Taken together, these concerts will introduce students and the larger public to some of the richness and diversity of tango music in the 21st century.
All instruction and educational materials will be presented in English. For more information, www.reed.edu/tango.