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Music Technology Tools: the Free and the Useful!


May 25, 2021
7:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
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Music Technology Tools: the Free and the Useful!

Tuesday, May 25th, 7:00 PM EDT (19:00)
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Music Technology Tools: the Free and the Useful!

In this one-hour talk, Donna Morse will explore the unfathomable amount of information and tools on the internet, where to start and which ones are worth our time. Donna explains, "I have always tried to take advantage of technology in my music career but this past year I had to use even more technology to move forward. Lately, I’ve been pondering what technology I can incorporate post-pandemic into my ‘live’ music endeavors which has made me think of what technological tools are useful to my band members and students, especially now that we all have had to improve our technical skills to do much of anything."

Donna will explore a few websites/programs that she thinks are useful. Her criteria for this class are tools that are available from a computer browser, are free, and are useful to any musician at any level. She will talk about,, and as the main focus for this class. If there’s time she will touch on a few others. All three are available for free from either a Mac or a PC and each touches on a different area of our musical lives. Specifically, one is for learning music, one is for finding music, and one is for editing/composing/adapting music to your needs. 

During the class Donna will demo each and also provide you with a resource sheet with links to the programs as well as links for some good tutorials so you can make the best use of each. 

Donna Morse is currently the director and founder of the Monadnock New Horizons Band in Keene, NH, the musical director for the Nelson, NH Town Band, a private teacher and freelance musician. Growing up in Miami, FL in a musical family, her music education began nearly 50 years ago with piano lessons. She started clarinet in 6th grade and played in Florida All-state festivals, district festivals, and four years in the Orange Bowl parade.

After graduating from Bucknell University, Donna expanded her woodwind playing to flute and saxophone, studying flute with Shirley Gilpin and Julie Armstrong, saxophone and applied jazz harmony with Scott Mullett, John Mastriani, and Mark Pinto and jazz piano and harmony with Eugene Uman of the Vermont Jazz Center. Donna teaches private lessons from her home as well as in a number of high schools(in a normal year). She is the lead sax player in the Keene Jazz Orchestra, a clarinet/woodwind player in the Windham Orchestra and a frequent pit orchestra player. 

While attending the New England Adult Music CampIn 2013 Donna met Roy Ernst and learned about the New Horizons music programs. She returned to Keene and started the Monadnock New Horizons Band(MNHB) in the Fall of 2014. The band is going strong with up to 45 members(in a normal year) bringing together adult musicians of all ages to learn to make music together.

This event is free for NHIMA members.
Non-members pay $15 USD.
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