Welcome to the home of Doctor Christopher Kaufman’s THE MUSICAL FOREST!
THE MUSICAL FOREST is a work created by accomplished composer and educator, Doctor Christopher Kaufman. THE MUSICAL FOREST is a fully illustrated book in five episodes (or chapters) with an hour long Audio Album bursting with Doctor Kaufman’s highly accomplished symphonic music, narration and voice acting. To purchase press the cover picture.
Joe Carroll is an Emmy award winning composer who worked with Jim Henson for many years on projects such as Sesame Street.
STORY: The delightful Musical Adventures of Squiggle T. Buglet capture the imagination and whisk you and your young people along on a thrilling and moving story… Where Squiggle learns music words and gathers seed pods’ from teacher friends and passes tests and riddles from ‘Little Troll’… all with the goal of bringing these ‘seed pods’ to the ‘Mysterious Cave of Dr. Soundartus’ to make music on his Magic Music Wall!
THE MUSICAL FOREST is also a brilliant live show which Dr. Kaufman often presents as part of his THE PHANTASTIC THEATER arts production series.
Doctor Christopher Kaufman is an accomplished composer of classical music and has been an educator for over 25 years. As a practitioner of classical music teaching, Dr. Kaufman is an exemplar of hundreds of years of scientific procedures in the development of the ‘complete human intelligence’ via the artist/teacher model. Furthermore, Dr. Kaufman has developed unique teaching methods for developing and teaching the creative aspects of music. In his teaching method the creative act is paramount and his work, THE MUSICAL FOREST, directly exemplifies this philosophy.
THE MUSICAL FOREST is also a fully orchestrated piece modeled after Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ in terms of timing and orchestral forces. Doctor Kaufman performs this work with his talented daughter, Sofia Rose Kaufman, in the lead role. They have performed in chamber settings, workshops and readings, and with full orchestra.
THE MUSICAL FOREST FOR ORCHESTRA!
I have developed a Teaching System based on The Musical Forest. Once you are a part of this world of creative music and teaching, there are no bounds. Dr. Kaufman will keep you abreast of new developments as this project continues to grow. In addition, there are ‘teaching videos’ which accompany the book. You may listen/read an ‘episode’ at a time and then play the video. Characters from the book will lead you and your young people through a fun learning experience based directly on what you just experienced. Visit the VIDSHOP to find these highly entertaining and fun videos!
GO HERE FOR THE TEACHING SYSTEM
There is also a WORKSHOP where the musical adventures in the story are brought to life. Participants learn about Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, The ‘Families if Instruments’ and many other things musical and beyond. Dr. Kaufman often includes his ‘Environmental Workshop’ in these events.
Link to Video About Live Readings! : HERE:
CONTACT: jmusic800@gmail dot com
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