Sunday, January 24, 2010

Orchestra Rep schedule Spring 2010

The Spring Semester Rep Class will be focused by different techniques that are required to skillfully demonstrate in an audition:  bow techniques such as spiccatto, legato; how to maximize intonation; rhythm, and psychological techniques for the audition boot camp.  Students are required to obtain the Don Greene book "Performing Under Pressure."

Orch rep schedule Spring 2010

Jan 25:  legato:  Brahms 3 and Tchaikovsky 4
Feb 1:  legato: Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe
Feb 8:  fakey spicatto: a review of last semesters spiccato excerpts: Mendelssohn Scherzo, Brahms Haydn Variation 5
Feb 15: “real” spiccatto:  Mozart Haffner
Feb 22: string crossing nightmares:  Mozart Haffner
Mar 1: rhythmic issues: Daphnis and Chloe; how to practice sightreading
Mar 8: midterm, friendly audition
March 22: intonation: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
March 29: intonation (high): Heldenleben
April 5: Don Greene drills
April 12: mock audition (internal) using Don Greene techniques
April 19: more drills: spiccato under pressure, legato under pressure
April 26: yearly review for scary mock audition final

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