Ethan Foote


Ethan Foote is a composer and performer of concert music, rooted in the traditions of jazz, Western classical, and folk. He writes and plays in many contexts, including theatre and interdisciplinary art. While studying Literature and Philosophy at Oberlin College (BA 2010), Ethan played in jazz ensembles, attended concerts of classical and contemporary music, and took classes in music theory and music history. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in music composition at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Ethan teaches double bass, bass guitar, acoustic and electric six-string and 12-string guitar, and cello. 

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February 17, 2021
with Ethan Foote Wednesdays, February 17th – March 10th, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM What, exactly, is arranging? How is it different from composing? From production? And why should songwriters care about it? In short, because it offers a means of making songs more powerful. Before getting into strings and horns and all that fun stuff, we’ll start from the idea that arranging is simply how we choose to convey existing musical material, and that the first step in arranging is getting to know our own work better. We’ll explore our own songs alongside arrangements we know and love, with an ear toward, among other things, instrumentation, harmonization, and structure, and we’ll come away with tools for enhancing our music–whether...