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Pianists or vocalists possessing beginning or a higher level of keyboard playing ability will gain a greater understanding of the components of basic accompanying skills in varied styles and will benefit from the print and recorded examples included in the book/ compact disc combination.
and Dive,” and allow a student to imagine the setting and capture the essence of the title while striving to have the pedal sounds add color and expression to the performance of the composition. The black and white pencil drawings SUMMER AT are an attractive complement to the titles of the piece and help the imagery as well. Because it is possible to teach several of the selections EASTMAN by rote, students are able to learn pedaling technique 2010 before they can read music. With the graded exercises and emphasis on tonal color, imagery and even improvisation, Plays Well With Others students develop a repertoire of appealing selections while July 12-14 adding the skill of pedaling. This is an excellent addition ALEXANDRA NGUYEN, DIRECTOR, WITH JODY GRAVES to the standard methods books and a resource of value to Learn what it means to be a pianist who plays well all piano teachers. For students interested in more with others – from artistic joys and personal rewards to advanced pedal study, the author’s Artistic Pedal Technique: trials and tribulations. Each day will focus on a di erent Lessons for Intermediate and Advanced Pianists will be of aspect of the ﬁeld: performing, teaching, philosophy, interest. ––Reviewed by Carolyn Walden, Birmingham, hands-on experience. Alabama Professional Development Hours: 21 8 Performing in the Zone, by Jon Gorrie. www.thezone- Tuition: $1100/1 credit; $370/noncredit book.com, 2009. 224 pp. $ 23.95. Performing in the Zone by Jon Gorrie sets out to define ImprovFEST the obstacles to mastery of optimal musical performances July 12-16 with reference to managing performance nerves. This is a WILLIAM PORTER, DIRECTOR, how-to book, which WITH JEFFREY BRILLHART AND RICK ERICKSON offers a number of solu- Focus on hymn-tune improvisation and free forms. Increase your skills, shed your apprehensions, and tions such as mantras and experience Eastman’s wonderful new instruments rituals, visualization, ﬁrst-hand! yoga, mock performances and physical exercise Professional Development Hours: 30 designed to aid the per- Tuition: $1,100/1 credit; $575/noncredit former in managing “arousal anxiety” and Music Horizons understanding how it is July 10-31 used to attain self insight RUTH CAHN, DIRECTOR and control. An internationally acclaimed, highly individualized Gorrie has been a clas- program for students currently in grades 9–12 who are sically-trained trumpet seriously considering a career in music. player and a music educa- Tuition: $1700; $3065 with housing and meals tor for the past 15 years. Performance nerves and their management a
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