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Improvisation for the Contemporary Violinist with Emanuel Wynter

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Traditional violin instruction gives us the skill to read sheet music and play the works of music history’s most renowned composers. Despite that, string players get little to no instruction geared toward playing contemporary styles, making the transition from traditional violin to contemporary violin very intimidating. There is a fluidity to playing contemporary music that can feel liberating, once one gets to a certain level of comfort. From learning how to play rhythm to developing a feel for improvisation, we will learn how to know what to play when there is no music written for you.

Emanuel Wynter is a violinist/singer/songwriter in the North Carolina music scene. Originally born in New York City, he spent over a decade in the exposure of many different styles of music. He started his musical journey much like everyone else when he was signed up for violin classes in elementary school. In his adolescent years, Emanuel continued his passion for music, picking up guitar, piano, and bass along the way. His musical influences range from jazz and the blues to rock and neo-soul. In 2015, Emanuel immersed himself into the professional music scene, which has since taken him to countless venues in 13 states, both solo and along with various acts, all the while exuding a distinct energy that entices and captivates his audiences. In 2018, though, he displayed a new medium of artistry with the release of his debut single, titled “Cosmos,” followed shortly thereafter by the release of “Iced Coffee,” his second single, in early 2019. Emanuel continues to grow and develop as a musician and as a songwriter, giving dynamic and emotive performances to lyrics that explore topics of nostalgia, love, happiness, and heartbreak. His sweet and soulful displays are a unique spectacle that you don’t want to miss.

NOTE: This workshop will be recorded and distributed to registered attendees for use as a learning tool. A highlights video will be produced and shared to promote future workshops and events.

PineCone is committed to making our programs accessible and welcoming to all. To request accommodations (Zoom or tech help; captions; etc) for this or any upcoming PineCone events, please e-mail Jamie or call 919-664-8333 x4.  

You will receive a registration confirmation email with details for joining the workshop. Please be sure that your email address is entered correctly and check your spam or promotions folder if you do not receive the confirmation email. If you are still unable to locate the email confirmation and have not received the reminder email by 5pm the day of the workshop, please call or text Courtney at 919-516-9049.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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