THE MTSU BRASS PERFORMANCE CLINIC Saturday, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2007 AT THE MTSU SCHOOL OF MUSIC Schedule of Events 7:30-9:00 Opening Registration – Wright Music Building Lobby, (registration table will be open the entire day for questions and to accommodate latecomers. 8:00-8:50 Breathing with the Broad Street Brass – There is no better way to start the day. Come join our resident student quintet to loosen up and maybe even get a little dizzy! Please come in at any time. 9:00-10:30 Warm-up with the Pros and Performance Masterclass: Start the morning right with a healthy warm-up and an in-depth look into the routines of the professionals. Solo masterclasses will follow featuring select students with expert coaching on the repertoire and your instrument. Warm-ups and masterclasses will be hosted by Michael Arndt and Jeff Bailey, trumpet; Angela DeBoer, horn; David Loucky, trombone and euphonium; and Gilbert Long, tuba. 10:40-11:30 Breakout Session One: See options below 11:40-12:30 Breakout Session Two: See options below 12:30-1:30 Lunch: KUC Grill or McCallie Cafateria Lunch is available for about of $7.00 1:30-2:30 Brass Showcase Concert: This concert will feature the MTSU Faculty Brass Quintet; The Broad Street Brass, the award winning MTSU Trumpet Ensemble, and other resident student ensembles. The concert is open to the public and certain to dazzle listeners of all ages and interests. 2:45-4:45 Explore the world of the recording industry with Nashville recording artists, producers, and engineers. Learn about the standards of performance and even try to lay down your own tracks. Bring your best reading chops!! This session will take place at MTSU School of Recording Industry and is certain to be a high light of this year’s event! 5:00-6:00 Brass Ensemble Reading Sessions: Bring your horn and join MTSU faculty and students in a reading session of brass ensemble music spanning periods from the renaissance to the modern day. 6:00-7:30 Dinner at MTSU or local establishments. 7:30 FEATURE CONCERT: The Brass Band of Huntsville, Joel Mason conductor Artist faculty David Loucky and Michael Arndt will join the ensemble to play Joseph Turrin’s brilliant Arabesque. BRASS CLINICS Effective Audition Strategies – Maximize your potential in the highly stressful world of auditioning by attending this session with David Loucky, Jeff Bailey, and Gilbert Long. Whether for the New York Philharmonic or your high school band, auditions may be stressful for even the most seasoned performers. Learn strategies to prepare for auditions and to combat forms of performance anxiety. Careers in Music and the Road to Success – This panel discussion led by Angela DeBoer will discuss various career paths within the music field. Particular attention will be given to the education, experience, and networking necessary to be successful meeting your goals in music. Conducting – Discover a world of communicating music through movement and gesture. Dr. Reed Thomas, MTSU Director of Bands will present a hands on clinic on the art of conducting. The Life of a Commercial Artist – Join Jeff Bailey for a session discussing the life of a commercial artist. In addition to being Co-Principal Trumpet of the Nashville Symphony, Mr. Bailey is one of the most recorded artists in Nashville. How is it possible to get through a week including a Nashville Symphony series concert, a handful of recording sessions, and a brass quintet rehearsal. Why not throw in a Saturday afternoon wedding . . . just to make it interesting!
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