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This project is an online and in-person educational course centered around the EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument), called The EWI Academy. This project is significant for me because the EWI isn’t that popular of an instrument (compared to a Saxophone, Flute, or Clarinet), and I feel like the instrument has so much to offer musically. This idea came together because there are not many resources surrounding the topic of wind synthesis. I wanted to create a platform for people to come together, learn, and immerse themselves in the world of wind synthesis. The course will include plenty of lesson videos, self-produced backing tracks, interviews, and tons of demonstrations and insight, allowing the students to understand the importance and potential of the EWI fully. In the future, I will develop an in-person camp that will bring people together from all over the world. There are many misconceptions surrounding the topic of wind synthesizers that can sometimes draw people away from the subject in general, but with The EWI Academy, I hope to introduce a new world of possibilities that can hopefully excite the students as much as it excites me.
educational platform; wind synthesis; EWI; electronic wind instrument; lesson series
Guerin, Morgan, "The EWI Academy" (2022). Global Jazz. 131.