RowanPREP and The Rowan University Department of Music offer a College Audition Workshop for parents and students interested in auditioning for college music programs.
Our concert has been scheduled!!
on Monday, 20 April 2013, we will join The Atlantic Brass Band and The Glassboro High School Band in concert at Glassboro High School! Should be a fantastic show and will end with all three groups performing together.
The Youth Brass Band schedule has been updated through the end of May. After today we have a couple of weeks off from rehearsal so we can all attend the Mid-Atlantic Festivals at Rowan University and The University of Delaware. Go HERE for information.
We are also still looking for a couple of TROMBONES! Send me a note or fill out the Registration Form if you want to join us!
For more information or to register click on the Atlantic Youth Brass Band page or send me a note: email@example.com.
This past year I was pointed in the direction of a great book by Dan Coyle called The Talent Code. It is a stunning work and worth the money and time you will invest reading it. The big takeaway is that there really is no such thing as talent, there is only hard work, and specific hard work at that. The “Deep Practice” that Dan talks about is the key to all excellence.
And this month Dan came out with a new guide called The Little Book of Talent. It is 52 Tips on developing your talent. Amazingly helpful to teachers and students. By the way these two books are for helping you develop ANY talent. Even being a better parent.
Finally, this summer Dr. Scott Belck, Director of Jazz at The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music has been working on a book of lip flexibilities. To that end, each morning he has published partial exercises on his FaceBook feed so people can work on them and comment. He has been approached by several publishers and already has more material than Irons, Colin, or Bai Lin. When the book is published it will be outstanding as Scott’s writing is very interesting but for now just “Friend” him on FB so you can get a look at what he is doing. The flexibilities he is writing are excellent and interesting. His comments are also quite funny. Enjoy.
It was a very busy summer for us here in New Jersey. Trips to VT, CA, NH, VA, KY, and PA mostly dealing with trumpet/cornet or family. Above are pictures from recent trumpet/cornet stuff.
Rowan University Trumpet Boot Camp IV will start a week from Monday on 27 August. We will meet from 9-12 Monday-Wed. If the gang wants to meet in the afternoon those days we will extend our time. This is a great chance for everyone to shock their chops out of “summer” mode and into “semester” mode. Also a great chance to coach each other and to give the new students (first years and graduate students) an introduction to how the Rowan Trumpet Studio works.
In the next post I’ll link you all to some very interesting lip slur techniques and exercises being written by Dr. Scott Belck who is Dir. of Jazz Studies at CCM, and a founding member of Tromba Mundi.