SPARK! COLORADO is a 1-day intensive workshop in in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association and Colorado State University. Tony Nuñez, Stephen Ridley, and Joy Liu will challenge how we approach show design, music composition, and planning for productive rehearsals. 

Everything from music selection, program pacing & design, composition & orchestration, effective rehearsal strategies, and making the most with the resources you have. These courses are great for anyone teaching, designing, or managing a group at any level. Tony, Stephen, and Joy will bring a practical approach to design, composition, and rehearsal strategies that can be practiced at all levels and areas of the pageantry activity. 

We can’t wait to see all of our friends in Colorado!


February 3, 2018 · 12pm-7pm


University Center for the Arts
Colorado State University

1400 Remington St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524


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What will be covered?

schedule, Clinicians & Topics


Tony Nuñez

1:45 - 3:15

Show Design for All

Griffin Concert Hall

Joy Liu

3:05 - 4:05

Effective Rehearsal Strategies

Large Instrumental Room

Tony Nuñez

4:10 - 5:45

Sound Design: Tracks and Essentials

Large Instrumental Room

Stephen Ridley

4:20 - 5:20

Composing for Film, TV, Pageantry, or the Concert Hall: Transforming a Simple Idea Into a Powerful Musical Moment

Griffin Concert Hall


SPARK! is an education program designed by the Arcadia Music & Arts Symposium (AMAS). AMAS is held every June in Arcadia, CA and features educational workshops for all ages in the areas of instrumental music and visual arts. Our next symposium will be held June 28-30, 2018. Registration opening soon!