Joanna and Donald lead a workshop at the Denver SIlent Film Festival to create a score for THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI

Joanna, Donald and friends lead popular silent film music workshops and master classes for music and film students of all ages. In sessions lasting from an hour to several days, participants get hands-on experience creating music for a variety of silent film scenes. We explore different genres, techniques for improvising, analyzing the structure and mood of each scene. Contact us for information on bringing a workshop to your organization. 



Boise State Unversity, with Donald and violinist Alicia Svigals

Colgate Chamber Singers 

City University of New York Staten Island 

Darien CT Public Schools (music teachers) 

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, Pordenone Italy (master class each October) 

Le Moyne College, Syracuse NY 

Paideia School, Atlanta (2nd and 3rd grades) 

Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Bangkok 

PS 130 Queens (K-3) 

PS 59 Beekman Hill International School, Manhattan (6th grade) 

San Francisco Silent Film Festival (online)

Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury CT (children) 

Telluride High School 

University of California Berkeley 

University of California Santa Cruz (summer session in Bologna) 

University of Chicago

University of Huddersfield, UK 

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 

Westminster College, Salt Lake City (music teachers)