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Instrumental Building Blocks

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Central Library


Join multi-instrumentalist musician and educator Syrhea Conaway (Syna So Pro) for a free, hands-on beat making workshop focusing on combining rhythm, melody, harmony, song structure, mixing (volume and panning), and some basic effects as it relates to more popular genre instrumentals. Working in small groups, participants will learn how to create these elements using Creative Experience's hardware and software. The goal of this workshop is for beat makers to learn to listen critically with a "producer's ear" to appealing instrumentals, while using their newfound knowledge of the instrumental building blocks to create complete, interesting, competitive instrumental tracks.

The workshop is limited to 20 adults and teens, ages 16 and older. No experience is necessary, but all experience levels will benefit. Advanced registration is recommended at or; walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

Syrhea Conaway is a multi-instrumentalist and music instructor who lives and works in St. Louis. Writing, arranging, and performing music since age 10, Conaway has earned several medals in District, and State competitions as well as performing in Carnegie Hall with the National Youth Chorus at the age of 18. She has since performed for TEDx Gateway Arch, given musical speeches for the Arts and Education Council, been a panelist on "Women in Music", moderated a conversation as a part of USDAC and the Regional Arts Commission's CultureSHIFT 2016, and opened for many national artist such as, Asobi Seksu, Future Islands, and Paul Rucker (cellist/artist). Conaway has also collaborated with world renown ensemble Alarm Will Sound for a performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall in 2015 as well as a plethora of local artists. She has most recently produced live sound design for the Peabody Award Winning Podcast "To the Best of Our Knowledge" that aired on 220 NPR station in June of 2017. Currently she has presented delay and decay workshops at local schools as well as for the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) 's Summer Institute which aims to bring art integration to school curriculum.

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