These exciting workshops are led by amazing members of the NMS faculty and give students the opportunity to explore and learn in a fun interactive environment. All workshops are free for students enrolled in 16 or more lessons in an academic year! Let the office know which workshop(s) you would like to attend and we will be happy to register you! Students not taking 16 or more lessons can attend any workshop for $10.

Acting 101

Always wanted to get on stage? Come to Acting 101 for a fun, active introduction to performance skills and techniques! Learn acting exercises and games that will help you develop your potential. No previous theater experience is required.

First Steps in Composition Workshop

Learn the basics of composing and expressing yourself through your own music. Students will be introduced to creating motifs and melodic forms (sentences and periods), combining melody with accompaniment, binary/ternary forms, and expanding a melody into a small form piece (binary or ternary). First Steps in Composition Workshop is for students who are already comfortable with musical notation and an instrument (at least two years of lessons). This is a very hands-on experience, where everyone will learn how to create something small but meaningful.