Title

Music Arranging and Performance for Geriatric Audiences

Presenter Information

Katie Shelton

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

geriatric, arranging, performing

Abstract

I am a passionate musician and flutist and have a deep affinity for the elderly. I have immensely enjoyed playing my flute in various venues frequented by seniors such as churches and senior centers. I love to see the smiles that come on their faces when they hear familiar tunes that they enjoy. As a musician, I am also interested in learning how to arrange music for the flute and piano that has previously been written for other instruments. I wish to arrange existing tunes that the elderly are familiar with (most of which were originally written for solo piano or voice and piano) for the flute along with a piano accompaniment, and then I will perform the arranged music in concerts at local elderly care centers. The set will consist of hymns, patriotic tunes, songs from older musicals, and well-known classical pieces. Some works to be performed such as those by Bach and Beethoven were written for the flute and piano. When works for this medium are not available, I will arrange existing music to be played by flute and piano. I will then rehearse with a pianist and perform these pre-existing pieces and arrangements at local retirement centers. I contacted Royal Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation, Kittitas Health and Rehabilitation Center, Dry Creek Assisted Living Community, and Hearthstone Cottage Retirement Center and arranged performance dates and times.

Poster Number

62

Faculty Mentor(s)

Ott, Hal

Additional Mentoring Department

Music

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Music Arranging and Performance for Geriatric Audiences

SURC Ballroom C/D

I am a passionate musician and flutist and have a deep affinity for the elderly. I have immensely enjoyed playing my flute in various venues frequented by seniors such as churches and senior centers. I love to see the smiles that come on their faces when they hear familiar tunes that they enjoy. As a musician, I am also interested in learning how to arrange music for the flute and piano that has previously been written for other instruments. I wish to arrange existing tunes that the elderly are familiar with (most of which were originally written for solo piano or voice and piano) for the flute along with a piano accompaniment, and then I will perform the arranged music in concerts at local elderly care centers. The set will consist of hymns, patriotic tunes, songs from older musicals, and well-known classical pieces. Some works to be performed such as those by Bach and Beethoven were written for the flute and piano. When works for this medium are not available, I will arrange existing music to be played by flute and piano. I will then rehearse with a pianist and perform these pre-existing pieces and arrangements at local retirement centers. I contacted Royal Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation, Kittitas Health and Rehabilitation Center, Dry Creek Assisted Living Community, and Hearthstone Cottage Retirement Center and arranged performance dates and times.