A presentation defining the difference between blend and balance and techniques to maximize the ensemble response to both elements.
A clinic presentation designed to define an ensemble approach to articulation related to the subtleties of the attack, body, and release of individual tones.
A presentation using a definitive listening system that immediately improves an ensemble’s linear and harmonic intonation.
A presentation defining the elements of ensemble clarity, articulation, rhythm, and balance. Defines note shaping, rhythmic markers, and texture line.
A presentation using rhythm as a guide to musical phrase, intensity, and energy. The system uses rhythmic keys to identify motivic sub-phrase energies leading to overall phrase shape.
A presentation which includes a variety of conducting techniques and gestures used to represent and convey the shape and intensity of the musical phrase.
A presentation of rhythm using alternative note grouping to create direction and motion instead of the typical vertical subdivision approach to time. Also presents the innovative technique of “Rhythmic Markers” for pulse maintenance.
A presentation on the reality of dynamic contrast and methods by which to maximize the perceived effectiveness of dynamic manipulation.
A performance clinic to expose conductors to the wealth of wind chamber ensemble music that is available. Included is a listing of performance literature with instrumentation, difficulty, length, performance notes, and publisher.
A presentation on re-orchestration. A method to enable ensembles with limited instrumentation an opportunity to successfully perform music from the standard wind literature.
A demonstration clinic on the common individual physical and ensemble problems that hinder the overall sound of an ensemble.