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This workshop requires application before ticket package purchase.

Sight-read and record music from Disney films in a simulated film-scoring studio environment. Learn the critical role each member of a concert band/orchestra plays in delivering a pitch-perfect performance!

  • Disneyland Resort, California
  • Year-Round
  • Elementary, Middle–Junior High, High School, College
  • Starting Price

Workshop Overview

Students experience the excitement of a working recording studio where professional clinicians present sight-reading techniques, performance concepts and the entire process of laying down a musical track. Taught by industry composers, arrangers, conductors or studio musicians—this 90-minute workshop culminates with a screening of the students' recorded work set to Disney film footage!

During this exciting learning experience, students will:

  • Perform a varied repertoire of Disney music—both alone and with others
  • Sight-read, listen, analyze and describe music
  • Evaluate music and musical performances
  • Develop and reinforce the fundamentals of musical performance
  • Learn what it's like to work in the music industry as a professional
  • Gain an understanding of the relationships between music, the arts and non-artistic disciplines
  • Review work from different artists and composers to ascertain their societal, cultural and historic implications

Requirements:This course has a minimum of 30 participants for band/orchestra, and 20 for string ensembles. Instruments are required. Middle School ensembles (performers ages 11-13) must provide a video submission. Minimum age is 11 years old.

National Core Arts Standards

Disney Performing Arts Workshops fulfill many of the National Core Arts Standards for creation, performing, responding and connecting. Review the standards explored through this experience.

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How to Apply

Submit your completed Disney Performing Arts Application to us at least 8 weeks before the requested date of your event. (Application materials can be accepted up to one year in advance.)

Your group's audition will be evaluated on the following:

  • Appearance and costumes
  • Interpretation and execution of music, choreography and/or marching
  • Showmanship and stage presence
  • Accompanists
  • Overall show value

See the Disneyland® Resort Audition Guidelines for full details. Don't forget to have your director sign all applications.

Please note: You must apply and receive confirmation of acceptance before purchasing your tickets!