The 2015 INFORMED FLUTIST camp–1st annual–had everything in 3’s — 3 rounds of auditions, 3 “tool kits”, and 3 repertoire lists! (see below).
“How are you going to get through all that?” said Robert Willoughby to Leela and I when we showed him our brochure.
Well, he was right, it was a lot to cover, and it didn’t help that we got rained out on our final day. (Heavy rains made driving treacherous; the University was official closed, and with much sadness, we decided it would be best to cancel the last half-day of the class, to make sure everyone stayed safe, and those who had long drives or airplane flights that day would make it out of town early.
For 2016 we will have simplified a little bit to make the Camp even more about orchestral repertoire. There are excerpts (some “top 10”, some more unusual , a narrower selection of solo rep AND orchestra duos and trios in order to work on the teamwork of orchestral playing.
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REPERTOIRE 2015 (LAST SUMMER)
Orchestral Colors: Afternoon of a Faun, Daphnis, Mendelssohn Scherzo, Das Lied von der Erde, Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Brahms I, Prokoviev Romeo and Juliet, Shostakovich 7
Historical Perspectives: Bach B-minor Mass, St. Matthew Passion, Dance of the Blessed Sprits, Leonore Overture, Brahms IV
Concertos and Solos: Syrynx, Bach Partita, Martin Ballade, Nielsen Concerto Mvt. I, Mozart G & D expositions.
Mock auditions each day provide an opportunity to think about all aspects of the audition process by focusing on both sides of the “screen”
Participants will make acoustic observations while listening to an orchestra in concert and later experiment with excerpts and acoustics on the stage of the same concert hall.
Participants will gain deeper insight and practical application of historical principles to bring a new HIP (Historically Informed Performance) dimension to their playing!
AREAS OF FOCUS
interpretation: legato, meter, researching, critical listening, historical informed performance (HIP) , try a Baroque flute, dynamics and intonation in micro- and macro-view
efficiency: sound production, vibrato, breathing
intention: mental preparation, stage presence, being an excellent colleague, creating performance opportunities