MusicFest Institute 2022

MusicFest Canada’s 2022 Institute offers a spectacular collection of special virtual sessions, available to all Honour Ensemble members. Topics span the entire musical spectrum, and are presented by some of North America’s top music educators and performers.

Institute Presenters:

What Every Musician Needs to Know About The Body Kimberly Barber Wilfrid Laurier University
Music Theory and Jazz: How to use your power for good, not evil! Kevin Brunkhorst St. Francis Xavier University
Practicing Pausing Dan Cabena Wilfrid Laurier University
Applying Rudiments to Snare Drum and Drum Set Technique Jim Catalano Conn-Selmer
Advice for Emerging Percussionists Brennan Connelly Wilfrid Laurier University
Hints on Acquiring a Blend & Balance in a Brass Section Russell DeVuyst Conn-Selmer
May the Fourth Be With You Alastair Eng Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Trumpet, Low and High Guy Few Wilfrid Laurier University
Mokuso (Meditation – Silent/Still) Guy Few Wilfrid Laurier University
Double Bass Techniques and Strategies Workshop Marjolaine Fournier National Arts Centre Orchestra
The Craft in Jazz Composition Jake Hanlon St. Francis Xavier University
Singing: From ‘Noises Out of Your Face’ to Profound Expression (and back again) Brandon Leis Wilfrid Laurier University
Cello with Julia MacLaine – The Next Steps Julia MacLaine National Arts Centre Orchestra
Daily Practice Ideas for Building Technical Mastery Matthew Marsit Conn-Selmer
TICSO Violin 1 Workshop/Masterclass Jeremy Mastrangelo National Arts Centre Orchestra
Essential Musical Literacies to Create Art and Build Communities James McGowan Carleton University
Playing the Saxophone Kenji Omae St. Francis Xavier University
Audition Tips Workshop Kira Omelchenko Wilfrid Laurier University
Managing Music Performance Anxiety Daniel Ramjattan Wilfrid Laurier University
Yoga for Musicians Anna Ronai Wilfrid Laurier University
TICSO Violin 2 Workshop/Masterclass Leah Roseman National Arts Centre Orchestra
An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Creating Bass Accompaniment Paul Rushka St. Francis Xavier University
Debunking Brass Myths, Part 1 Pace Sturdevant University of Ottawa
Debunking Brass Myths, Part 2 Pace Sturdevant University of Ottawa
eamwork and Collaborative Skills in the Wind Section Laurel Swinden Wilfrid Laurier University
Saxophone Question Period Mike Tremblay Carleton University


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