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Entrepreneurship And Pr Skills For Music Students, Tomás Cotik Sep 2019

Entrepreneurship And Pr Skills For Music Students, Tomás Cotik

Tomás Cotik

In a successful ensemble, not only do musicians need to spendcountless hours mastering their instruments and improving their ensemble playing, they also need to be entrepreneurial, media savvy, and their own managers and promoters—in otherwords, able to deal with a variety of non-musical endeavors.


Cv, Oscar E. Macchioni May 2019

Cv, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Last update June 2019


Article: Pedagogy Of Master Clarinet And Saxophone Teacher, Joe Allard: A Panel Discussion, John M. Cipolla Feb 2018

Article: Pedagogy Of Master Clarinet And Saxophone Teacher, Joe Allard: A Panel Discussion, John M. Cipolla

John M Cipolla

This is an edited transcription of a panel discussion held at the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest 2008 in Kansas City, Missouri about the pedagogy of clarinet/saxophone master teacher, Joe Allard. I participated in the panel, along with another former student of Joe Allard, as well as with an author of a dissertation written about Allard.


Colorado State University. International Keyboard Odyssiad And Festival. Solo Performance, Oscar E. Macchioni Aug 2017

Colorado State University. International Keyboard Odyssiad And Festival. Solo Performance, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Invited to perform, adjudicate and give master classes.
Solo Performance 08.05.2017
Clinic/Presentation 08.04.2017
Adjudication 08.01-05.2017


Mastering Up-Bow And Down-Bow Staccato, Tomas Cotik May 2017

Mastering Up-Bow And Down-Bow Staccato, Tomas Cotik

Tomás Cotik

Dr Tomas Cotik gives an introduction to the bow stroke and demonstrates techniques and exercises.


Developing A Natural And Relaxed Approach To String Playing - Part 2, Tomas Cotik Apr 2017

Developing A Natural And Relaxed Approach To String Playing - Part 2, Tomas Cotik

Tomás Cotik

Portland State University professor Dr Tomas Cotik gives an introduction to kinesthetic feelings and demonstrates techniques and exercises


Elements Of Alexander Technique: Discovering A Natural Approach To String Playing, Tomas Cotik Apr 2017

Elements Of Alexander Technique: Discovering A Natural Approach To String Playing, Tomas Cotik

Tomás Cotik

This article covers a wide array of techniques and simple ways in which performers of all levels can achieve a more natural approach to instrumental playing by improving ease and freedom of movement. Practicing these exercises will refine and heighten kinesthetic sensitivity offering the performer a control which is fluid and lively, enhancing performance and helping avoid unnecessary tension, pain, and potential injuries.


Developing A Natural And Relaxed Approach To String Playing - Part 1, Tomas Cotik Apr 2017

Developing A Natural And Relaxed Approach To String Playing - Part 1, Tomas Cotik

Tomás Cotik

Portland State University professor Dr Tomas Cotik gives an introduction to kinesthetic feelings and demonstrates techniques and exercises.


The History Of The Guitar, Júlio Ribeiro Alves Apr 2016

The History Of The Guitar, Júlio Ribeiro Alves

Júlio Ribeiro Alves

Conceived as instructional material for the guitar students at Marshall University (or anyone interested in the subject), it presents the historical process of the guitar in a clear and attainable fashion. Several topics related to the guitar will be discussed in detail throughout the book: the postulates associated with its origins, its evolution through the centuries, its repertoire, composers, performers, techniques, etc., culminating with the achievement of the privileged status of a respected concert instrument which it currently possesses.


The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager Dec 2015

The Interaction Of Music And Dance In Africa, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This article examines the role of music and dance in African life and how it is intertwined with the culture. The author investigates many styles, elements and ngomas to show how they are used in daily life from the womb to the grave.

Music and other art forms are an inseparable part of African life and are culminated into everyday activities. Instrumental, singing and dance are art forms embedded in the diverse cultures of African peoples and their traditions, beliefs, values, religions and artistic expression.

According to the author, traditional arts practices can contribute to creativity, perception and understanding of ...


Robert Schumann "Novellette" Opus 21- No. 1 / Full Piano Score (Part 2), Dan Rager Dec 2015

Robert Schumann "Novellette" Opus 21- No. 1 / Full Piano Score (Part 2), Dan Rager

Dan Rager

Full piano score to Robert Schumann’s "Novellette in F Major", Op. 21 no. 1. Find complete analysis of it in "Part 1".


Folk/Traditional Music From West Virginia Arranged For Classical Guitar Ensemble, Júlio Ribeiro Alves Oct 2015

Folk/Traditional Music From West Virginia Arranged For Classical Guitar Ensemble, Júlio Ribeiro Alves

Júlio Ribeiro Alves

My motivation for writing this book grew from my desire to better understand the people and the music heritage of West Virginia and to share the findings of my experience, with the guitar community, in the form of guitar ensemble arrangements.


The University Of Arizona. Trester Piano Competition, Finals. Adjudicator 4.19.2015, Oscar E. Macchioni Apr 2015

The University Of Arizona. Trester Piano Competition, Finals. Adjudicator 4.19.2015, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

No abstract provided.


Introduction: A Changing Indonesia, Maribeth Erb, Kathleen M. Adams Feb 2015

Introduction: A Changing Indonesia, Maribeth Erb, Kathleen M. Adams

Kathleen M. Adams

No abstract provided.


The History Of The Marimba, Daniel Rager Nov 2014

The History Of The Marimba, Daniel Rager

Dan Rager

The author presents an international and historical history of one of the earliest melodic percussion instruments made by man. His research suggests the instrument was widespread throughout Asia and Africa, although many other regions claim it to have originated in their country. Known by many names and created from an endless array of materials, this paper reflects the marimbas evolution from the fourteenth century to present day. The writer’s research encompasses the marimbas social roles, musical functions, timbres and styles across many countries as well as its evolution into the twenty-first century.


Uncharted Waters: "Hidden" Jazz Collections At The U.W.O Music Library, Lisa Rae Philpott Sep 2014

Uncharted Waters: "Hidden" Jazz Collections At The U.W.O Music Library, Lisa Rae Philpott

Lisa Rae Philpott

Popular music has long been ignored by academic music programs and their associated libraries. If we are now playing 'catch-up' with pop music, then what is the status of jazz music? At Western, surprising collections of jazz music exist, but are hidden. This presentation offers an overview of the Simmons Collection and the CKGW Radio Orchestra collection, and highlights some of the Canadian content contained therein.


A Tonal Approach To The Slide Trombone Slide Postitions, Michael Stroeher Jan 2014

A Tonal Approach To The Slide Trombone Slide Postitions, Michael Stroeher

Michael Stroeher

Questions of choice and appropriateness of alternate positions have always been problematic for trombonists. Students hear conflicting opinions from teachers, and many of the method books seem quite arbitrary in their suggestions.


Consumer Test, Michael Stroeher Jan 2014

Consumer Test, Michael Stroeher

Michael Stroeher

Three players and about 30 listeners took part in a Trombone Consumer Test in the University of North Texas Concert Hall. The consumer test was inspired and based on a 1994 British Trombone study.


Folk/Traditional Music From West Virginia Composers/Performers Arranged For Classical Guitar: An Ensemble Approach, Júlio Alves Jan 2014

Folk/Traditional Music From West Virginia Composers/Performers Arranged For Classical Guitar: An Ensemble Approach, Júlio Alves

Júlio Ribeiro Alves

During the spring semester of 2014, the Marshall University Guitar Ensemble will record videos featuring performances of folk/traditional music by composers/performers from West Virginia. The videos will be included in the eBook “Folk/Traditional Music from West Virginia Composers/Performers Arranged for Classical Guitar Ensemble”, written by Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves, who teaches classical guitar and music theory at Marshall. A “hands-on” material for beginner/intermediate guitarists interested in playing folk music from West Virginia in trio formation, the book is a tool for the dissemination of the musical heritage of West Virginia among guitar students, performers, and ...


Universidad Autonoma De Chihuahua. Lecture Recital, Oscar E. Macchioni Oct 2013

Universidad Autonoma De Chihuahua. Lecture Recital, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Presented a lecture-recital on my book The Tango in American Piano Music.


Webinar College Music Society., Oscar E. Macchioni Jul 2013

Webinar College Music Society., Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Presented a Webinar for the CMS members on the book The Tango in American Piano Music.


Learned Your Scales...What's Next?, John M. Cipolla Feb 2013

Learned Your Scales...What's Next?, John M. Cipolla

John M Cipolla

No abstract provided.


"Western Evening Vistas" For Concert Band, Dominic Dousa Feb 2013

"Western Evening Vistas" For Concert Band, Dominic Dousa

Dominic Dousa

A performance of my original composition by the UTEP Wind Symphony, conducted by Ron Hufstader.


New York City, Argentine Duos For Violin And Piano. January 15, 2013, Oscar E. Macchioni Jan 2013

New York City, Argentine Duos For Violin And Piano. January 15, 2013, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Sponsored by the Argentine Consulate in New York City, presented a collaborative recital with Dr. Mark Schuppener. Works performed: Floro Ugarte "Sonata" Carlos Guastavino "Rosita Iglesias" Astor Piazzolla "Ave Maria," "Milonga del Angel," "Libertango"


Latin-American Duos. The University Of Texas At El Paso. December, Oscar E. Macchioni Dec 2012

Latin-American Duos. The University Of Texas At El Paso. December, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Performed full collaborative recital with Dr. Mark Schuppener (violin). Works performed: William Bolcom "Graceful Gost Rag. Concert Variations for violin and piano" Floro Ugarte "Sonata" Carlos Guastavino "Rosita Iglesias" Manuel M Ponce "Estrellita" Astor Piazzolla "Ave Maria," "Milonga del Angel," "Libertango"


The University Of Texas At El Paso Piano Concerto Competition, Oscar E. Macchioni Nov 2012

The University Of Texas At El Paso Piano Concerto Competition, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Performed duos with Dr. Schuppener during the UTEP Piano Competition Artists Recital


Jean-François Beaudin: Borrowing From The Old World And The New, Wendell B. Dobbs Nov 2012

Jean-François Beaudin: Borrowing From The Old World And The New, Wendell B. Dobbs

Wendell B. Dobbs

The modern flute world is full of innovation. Every year brings a new assortment of changes intended to improve the design or functioning of the modern flute—a new head-joint or a new material, a design innovation such as the vertical flute or a new contrabass flute. Much more subtle are changes to the design of 18thcentury style flutes. Generally, modern makers of these instruments take careful measurements of particular antique flutes that are recognized for ease of playing and copy them. The innovations are most likely subtle—a new wood, gentle tweaking of the embouchure or a tone hole ...


Strategies For Music Learning, George Palton Aug 2012

Strategies For Music Learning, George Palton

George Palton

Article provides strategies on how to take a new and fresh piece of literature from being completely unknown to performance ready.


A Survey Of Daily Routines, George Palton Aug 2012

A Survey Of Daily Routines, George Palton

George Palton

Survey of professional tuba and euphonium players in the United States consisting of current college professors, prominent freelance musicians, and musicians in professional ensembles such as military bands and orchestras.


An Analysis And Performance Guide To The Tuba Music Of Alice Gomez, George Palton Aug 2012

An Analysis And Performance Guide To The Tuba Music Of Alice Gomez, George Palton

George Palton

An analysis and performance guide to selected compositions of Alice Gomez as well as practical insights into the composition and performance of the works. Also includes background information on Gomez and her solo and chamber compositions that feature the tuba, including Bonampak, Latin Jazz Suite, and Highlife.