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What is the Musical Lab?

The Moving Orchestra’s Musical Lab is a series of free workshops for children running from November 12th 2022 - November 20th 2022 including a culminating performance, on experimental collective improvisation for children organized and taught by The Moving Orchestra's co-founders, Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim and Joey Chang.


Experimental music is usually taught as something that lies at the end of a traditional music training path, but we find that wrong and want to encourage more kids to recognize they can play around with music and sound as art from the get go. Both of us are dedicated teachers, but this is the first time we are putting our pedagogy under the umbrella of The Moving Orchestra by sharing what we’ve learned as collective improvisers. 

Each session will present some tools and specific Black, POC, and women artists that have had great influence upon our own work. The workshops will have a spirit of no wrong answers, no gatekeeping, just sharing, in the style of “here's some stuff we know; now do what you want with it”.

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  • Score-reading ability / prior improvisation experience
    Not required

  • Moderate musical proficiency (>2 years of music lessons)
    Preferred, but not required

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  • Vaccination against COVID-19

  • Mask wearing

When / Where?

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The Center at West Park​
165 W 86th St
New York, NY 10024

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2:00 - 3:00 PM

10:00 - 11:00 AM

2:00 - 3:00 PM

10:00 - 11:30 AM

*This date includes a public performance.

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How do I sign up?

Submit an online registration inquiry at the button above, where you'll find complete info and terms of the activities.

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Any questions?

The Moving Orchestra's Musical Lab is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, a regrant program supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

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