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The Human Side Lecture Notes

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The Human Side with Ron Jones and Jeff Leisawitz

The Master Classes at SkyMuse Studios Presents
The Human Side with Ron Jones and Jeff Leisawitz
Sat. April 29th 1-3 PM Free

SkyMuse Studios
29127 40th Ave NW
Stanwood, WA 98292

Space is limited and seats fill up early so please RSVP ASAP if you would like to attend.

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The ultimate gear is actually who we are and how we deal with the human side of everything. This Master Class aims to present some great ways to elevate not just your creative music efforts.

The Master Classes at SkyMuse Studios presents The Human Side with Ron Jones and Jeff Leisawitz Most of our efforts as creative musicans and composers involves being really good at making music. The music business as well as creative output place enormous demands on everyone. The challenge is how to we balance those demands with all the human demands. This Master Class is all about ways to create that balance and find ways to elevate both sides. This is a vital master class no matter at what point you are in your career. The ultimate gear is human.

Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission— to inspire writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, entrepreneurs (and everyone else) to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world.

Jeff is an award-winning musician/ producer, a critically acclaimed author and internationally distributed filmmaker who has devoted his life to creativity.As the guy behind Electron Love Theory, Jeff fused interviews with Seattle’s WTO demonstrators into electronic music, garnering more than a quarter million downloads worldwide. Jeff has released five studio albums and has landed thousands of music placements in film, TV and multimedia for clients like HBO, MTV, Discovery, Microsoft, NBC and many others.

As the founding writer for Seattle’s taste-making alternative rock station 107.7 The End, he chronicled the alternative grunge scene in the 90s.

After training as a Life Coach and practicing NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Re-Patterning) Jeff landed a gig as an adjunct faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University— teaching college students to rock. (Seriously) When creative businesses, schools and organizations like Brown Paper Tickets, Tacoma School of the Arts, Gage Academy of Art, Northwest Film Forum and others need an Awesome Infusion, Jeff leads workshops and events to fire up the creative spirit and empower people to tap into their true potential. Jeff is available for workshops and speaking gigs in the Seattle metro area and select cities across the country.

Not F*ing Around— the No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground is Jeff’s first book.

Ron Jones is a composer with over 40 years creating music. His work is heard all over the world as the soundtrack for many of the most popular TV series. Always asking questions about the art and craft of making music and seeking better ways forward, Ron founded the Academy of Scoring arts non-profit organization based in Los Angeles and the Ravel Study from which the ASA grew out from. SkyMuse Studios is his dream for a place where music and creativity and growth happens. The greatest output at SkyMuse is not only great music, but great people. A recipient of 4 Emmy nominations, a Grammy nomination and many more, Ron is busy composing, conducting, teaching, performing and building towards the future.

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Dr. Norman Ludwin at SkyMuse

Dr. Norman Ludwin, a well-respected orchestrator from Hollywood whose recent credits include Star Trek Beyond, Jurassic World, Inside Out, and Star Trek: Into Darkness and who also teaches at the UCLA Extension Film Music Dept., will present a talk on Saturday July 15th from 1 pm to 4 pm!

Norman will speak about how composers develop their material for maximum effect. Using his book Developing Variation as a starting point, Norman will explain the processes using examples from both film music and the concert world. He will also speak about the relationship between composition and orchestration.

There will be a small registration/materials fee. (est. $50 per attendee. Includes Dr. Ludwin’s book and other materials.)

Registration starts in April.

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