Tango for Musicians at Reed College

A Unique Curriculum

Tango for Musicians at Reed College features an exciting curriculum designed to maximize student learning, offering intensive hands-on training covering all aspects of tango music, including:

  • Instrumental techniques classes
  • Tango improvisation
  • Tango arranging and composition
  • History and tango styles
  • Different aspects of tango and Argentine music
  • Concerts, jam sessions, and more

2024 Class Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9–10 a.m. Instrumental Techniques
10–11 a.m. Fundamentals Tango Tools
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Musicians' Tools*
12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
2–4 p.m. TFM Community Tango Orchestra
4:30–5:45 p.m. Tango Styles*

*During morning masterclasses and afternoon masterclasses, participants can choose to join the other available classes as auditors, but the classes shown here are the recommended ones.

Dates to Keep in Mind

The welcome talk and welcome concert will take place on Sunday, June 23, at 6 p.m. Classes will run from June 24-28, and the closing concert will take place on the evening of Saturday, June 29.

View the 2024 schedule here.

New Activities for 2024

Special new activities will be presented in 2024.

To join Arrangers & Composers activities or pre-formed ensembles, you are required to apply in advance. Each program has only a few available spots, which will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Don’t delay!

Special Ensemble Types

For the 2024 edition, we have prepared different types of ensembles and levels, and we ask you to choose a preference order when registering:

  • TFM Community Tango Orchestra
  • TFM Orquesta Típica / Atípica
  • Smaller advanced ensembles (quartets, quintets with avant-garde tango music)
  • Pugliese Style Orquesta Típica

Read more about TFM Ensembles here.