ITG GOES TO CLASS
UPDATE: ALL CLASSES ARE FULL
If space permits, you can observe the classes but you will not be able to work one-on-one with the artists/teachers. No registration is required to observe. Thank you!
New for ITG 2013 this exciting educational addition is for trumpeters of all ages and levels. Classes will be taught by leading professionals in their fields. All classes will meet daily starting on Wednesday, June 12 and end on Saturday, June 15. Please use the registration form below. This is a special opportunity for all and one not to be missed!! Class size is limited and will be filled on a first come/first serve basis. Please list your 1st, 2nd choices, and 3rd choices as all requests may not be filled. You will be assigned one track (i.e. solo class, orchestral class, etc.). Grand Rapids 2013 ITG Conference, setting Hot new and improved standards in a very Cool City!
This class will be taught by world class soloist and pedagogue, David Hickman, considered one of the world’s pre-eminent trumpet virtuosos. As a noted clinician and author, he has presented workshops at over 300 major university campuses. Hickman, a Yamaha Performing Artist, is Regents’ Professor of Music at Arizona State University. The class will focus on competition level solos and cover performance practice and preparation. Examples of solos to be covered include, Peter Maxwell Davies Sonata, Chaynes Concerto, Jolivet Concertino, Tomasi Concerto, and others. A complete list will be available shortly in order for participants to study these solos prior to the class. Participants will have opportunities to perform for Professor Hickman, as time allows.
This class will be team taught by Thomas Hooten (principal trumpet, Los Angeles Philharmonic), Craig Morris (former assistant principal trumpet, San Francisco Symphony; former principal trumpet, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; and recently performing as principal trumpet, St. Louis Symphony), Steven Hendrickson (principal trumpet, National Symphony Orchestra), and Michael Sachs (principal trumpet, Cleveland Orchestra). This class will focus on the top 10-20 orchestral excerpts and the performance practice of these excerpts. Participants will learn what audition committees are looking for in these excerpts and the best ways to practice the excerpts to better prepare to win an orchestral position. Participants will have opportunities to perform in this class as time allows. Artists subject to change.
ADVANCED JAZZ PLAYING FOR BOTH THE JAZZ TRUMPETER AND THE “CROSSOVER” ARTIST
Hailed as “one of the world’s most engaging and astonishing versatile trumpeters,” (Style Weekly), Yamaha Performing Artist Rex Richardson is one of the busiest crossover trumpeters on the international scene. Due to his strong commitment to performance and education, coupled with his passion for the arts, Richardson has been named “Personality of the Year” by the Brass Herald. Participants will learn how to improve their jazz improvisation skills as well as how to be able to excel in both jazz and classical solo playing, how to stay in shape on the road, how to build your career, and many other secrets to a successful crossover career in music. Find out how to “do it all” with Rex leading the way!
JAZZ FOR THE ORCHESTRAL MUSICIAN
This unique class will be taught by Bill Lucas. A member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra trumpet section since 1988, Lucas is an active member of the freelance, jazz and chamber music communities in metropolitan Detroit and is also a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan. Lucas maintains an active career as both a major orchestral trumpeter while also performing extensively as a successful jazz trumpeter and commercial musician. Lucas is also known as a jazz composer, arranger, and pedagogue. He is the author of numerous classical method books as well as jazz method books in his popular “it’s Okay to be a cat” book series. This class will be of particular help to those musicians who are classically trained but have “secretly” always wanted to learn to play jazz and improvise but have no idea how to get started. If you are looking to finally get started on the road to improvisation, this class is for you!
THE PHYSICAL PART OF PLAYING
This class will focus on the physical part of playing as well as crossover playing and the relationship to this. Led by one of America’s leading trumpet performers and teachers, Vincent DiMartino, this will be a rare opportunity to work one-on-one with Vince. Recipient of The Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2008-0 for the State of Kentucky, DiMartino is widely admired for classical and jazz playing and specializes in the virtuoso cornet solos. Throughout his teaching career, DiMartino has been a member of the artist faculty of many international seminars including The Empire Brass Quintet-Tanglewood summer program seminar, the Spanish Brass Festival in Alzira-Spain, the Kalvarita Brass Course in Greece, as well as seminars in England, Ukraine, Thailand, Germany, and Canada.
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