Featured Guest Artist Chris Botti
National Trumpet Competition 2016LIVE! from Columbus State University, Columbus, GAMarch 10-12th.
See Schedule Below
Thursday, March 10 7:00pm Opening Concert: Brass Band of Central Florida with Soloists Rex Richardson & Phil Smith
Friday, March 1110:30am-12pm Masterclass: Rex Richardson (a ...
Survival Tips for Orchestra Directors
by Deborah Perkins
When demonstrating for beginners, mirror what you would like them to do. For example, hold the instrument or bow with the opposite hand. Many students are visual learners and will do what you do, not what you say.
-Send home a questionnaire inviting parents to assist you orchestra activities.
Longy at the Regattabar
Known primarily for their featuring of cutting edge Jazz talent, the Regattabar’s showcase performance of the Pacifica String Quartet in conjunction with a student quartet of Longy’s top chamber music students will be available exclusively on Banddirector.com.
The Pacifica String Quartet is in residency at Longy as th ...
Lynn University Performance Forum Live webcast
Concert: Pre-Concert Interview
Concert: Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (1986)
Concert: Rainbow Body
Concert: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Viola Masterclass with Ralph Fielding
Concerto for Tuba and Brass quartet
Piano Trio Masterclass with Tao Lin
Brahms F Minor
Brass Studio Maste ...
String Selection, Installation, and Care
D'Addario Bowed Strings
There are many characteristics to consider when selecting the best string for an instrument. Each string has its own unique characteristics. An understanding of these characteristics will make it easier to select the string that best matches your instrument, your pla ...
How To Care For Your Stringed Instrument
D'Addario Bowed Strings
By following a basic program of care and light maintenance, you can expect to get many years ofuse from your stringed instrument. Here are some tips in caring for your instrument.
Storage: Always store and use the instrument at a comfortable room temperature. Never let the instru-ment get to ...
Violin and Viola outfits with the most “in-demand” upgrades.
STRUNAL AMERICA Inc., distributor of fine stringed instruments from the Czech Republic, is pleased to now offer their most popular Violin and Viola outfits with the most “in-demand” upgrades.
Violins outfit models 220FH & 260FH and Viola models 3/10FH and 3/90FH will b ...
Hands-On Bow Selection
Teach your students how to find the ideal bow
Advising your students on bow selection is a bit like telling a friend how a pair of shoes will fit. It doesn't mean much until the equipment being described is put to the test.
That's because every bow stick is acoustically unique. Finding the correct bow that will enhan ...
Dare to be Different
Music teachers are finding success by pushing the string program envelope
When college music education students imagine their "dream" orchestra jobs, it's likely that nine out of ten hear symphonies, concerti and chamber music echoing in their minds. It could surprise these dreamers to know that they will als ...
The Orchestral Audition
William G. Lucas
A process that is intended by design, to be the fairest and best way for any organization to determine which candidate is the best of the best. Arguably, it is the most important process that separates those that have jobs from those that do not.
Actually preparing and successfully winning an audition can seem very ...
There are many characteristics to consider when selecting the best string for an instrument. Each string has its own unique characteristics. An understanding of these characteristics will make it easier to select the string that best matches your instrument, your playing style, and your personal preferences.
Sound the nature of sound is ...