Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Final Class

Today, for our final class meeting of the semester, we enjoyed student presentations on professional brass ensembles. The three groups featured were the Giannini Brass (Chris); Sotto Voce (Blaine); and the TransAtlantic Horn Quartet (Jessica).

Things we learned:
  • If your ensemble spends the time and money to create a promotional DVD, be sure it is compatible with all operating systems.
  • Be sure to proof-read and edit all promotional materials!
  • Some of the most significant and meaningful contributions these ensembles have made were due to being creative and interdisciplinary.
  • Keep publicity materials as up to date as possible
  • Don't expect to make a lot of money as a professional musician - so do it for the love of music.

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