DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE SKILLS?
DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR ORCHESTRAL AUDITIONS?
LED BY PRINCIPAL TROMBONIST OF THE
AN INTENSIVE COURSE ON AUDITION AND PERFORMANCE PREPARATION
Ø ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS
Ø SOLO PERFORMANCE
Ø ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Ø TECHNIQUES TO MAXIMIZE FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION
MAY 13-20, 2006. SESSION 1
JUNE 5-11, 2006. SESSION 2
Class fee is $400 per session*
Michael Becker has been Principal Trombonist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 2000. Previous to this appointment, he held positions in the Honolulu Symphony and the Savannah Symphony. He has spent many years playing, recording, and touring with major orchestras including the Chicago Symphony and the Detroit Symphony. In 1995, he was appointed to the “World Orchestra” by Sir Georg Solti. This all-star orchestra is made up of top players from orchestras around the world. He has also performed with the London Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Becker brings a vast amount of audition and performance experience to this seminar. He has been finalist for many orchestras in the U.S and abroad including the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Metropolitan Opera, and the London Symphony Orchestra.
“For any student who is serious about orchestral training, Becker's low brass boot camp is a great opportunity. His extensive knowledge of auditions and experience as a performer would be a great asset to the student and young professional.”
--Jay Friedman, Principal Trombone,
"This is a great opportunity to deal with the specifics of the audition environment. Many fine musicians fail to excel in this most artificial performance setting. It is a unique challenge and warrants a specialized workshop such as Michael Becker's Low Brass Boot Camp. I recommend it highly."
--Michael Mulcahy, Second Trombone,
To apply, contact Michael Becker at 520-245-7377, or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Fee does not include housing expenses