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A residency from The Copper Street Brass Quintet will enhance my program’s goals. Specifically, it will help me kick off a new chamber music unit for band students by demonstrating what chamber music is during in-class and an evening performance and providing basic skills for young musicians to get started in chamber ensembles of their own. The goals of this residency are to: 1. Provide youth with the skills and tools to take music outside of the classroom and past the printed page. 2. Instill in young people an abiding love of music that results in lifelong engagement on many levels; playing, attending concerts, supporting the arts and teaching. 3. Increase each student’s understanding and skill in music, providing the basic skills to learn another way to perform (chamber music). 4. Provide a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of chamber music techniques. 5. Provide a chance for community members to experience live, professional instrumental music. We will evaluate the residency in three ways: 1) in-class responses and observed engagement from my students, 2) online surveys (hosted by The Copper Street Brass Quintet) for school faculty/staff, parents, students, and community members upon the residency’s culmination and 3) attendance numbers at the evening concert.
Students interacted during the masterclasses by trying new ideas on their instruments. They were able to improve their sound, and ask questions relating to their instruments. Tuba players were able to have a session with Nick (the tuba player from Copper Street Brass Quintet) which covered more items pertaining to their instrument. I have noticed a change in sound since the master classes. Elementary students were able to ask questions during the day performances, and being able to interact with Copper Street Brass Quintet, they inspired students to attend the evening performance. Due to other conflicts in the community, our evening concert attendance was around 100 people.
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