This session will offer many creative ways to build your brass section. Upper range, sound quality and performance anxiety among other concepts, will all be discussed with proven ways of improving your students’ technical abilities. Four main "tools" will be used to develop range, endurance and sound quality. All will be demonstrated during the clinic and audience members will be invited to participate. In addition, the psychological components of playing and improving, will be discussed. These will include confidence, leadership and performance anxiety with fresh ideas about how to enhance your students solo and ensemble participation. All of these strategies will be interfaced and integrated to enhance each other. The result will be SMART goals that all can carry away to guarantee improvement! The session will be of interest to band directors and teachers of brass instruments at ALL levels and ages.
Presenter: Dennis Edelbrock