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Ensemble Concept/21: Celebrating the Feminine Creative Force

Louise E. Addicott & Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN

Performing music by Jennifer Higdon, Joan Tower, Thea Musgrave, and more.

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Ensemble Concept/21

Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph, MI

Rebecca Hovan, flute

Chris French, clarinet

Jennifer Muniz, piano

Teaching the Rhythmically Challenged

Participants will be guided through an examination and analysis of various rhythm patterns to discover what makes them difficult to read.  At the root of this difficulty lies the fact that many students are unable to shift from one beat level to another (i.e. quarter notes to eighth notes to sixteenth notes, etc.). 

Various rhythmic combinations will be presented along with a series of exercises to demonstrate a successful, systematic approach to learning and teaching these difficult patterns.  Even those who struggle with rhythm can be successful by following these steps. 

60 minutes.

Beginning Flute Syndrome:  The Cause and the Cure

Contrary to popular belief, good flute tone is possible from the very beginning!  In this workshop, we will address the reasons behind poor tone in beginners (or flutists of any level who struggle to produce a clear tone). 

Practical tips as well as a systematic and progressive sequence of instruction will be presented that will help band directors and beginning flute teachers increase their percentage of success. 

60 minutes.

The Root Beer Theory:  A Creative Approach to Teaching (and Learning) Proper Breathing

Learn to maximize your body's breathing potential. 

In this workshop, we will examine the process of breathing as it relates to playing a wind instrument and analyze the physical actions required to achieve optimum results.  Vivid analogies and interactive exercises will assist participants in learning these concepts. 

30-45 minutes.  


Effective Warm-ups for the Advanced Player

Are you in a warm-up rut and need a boost to get you to the next level? 

This session will help you evaluate and analyze what you are currently doing and why.  We will also discuss ways to jump-start your warm-up routine to bring it to life again. 

45-60 minutes. 

Time-Wise Practicing

Learn ways to maximize your practice time.  In this session we will discuss time management, practice time content, and successful practice strategies to get the best results in the shortest amount of time. 

45-60 minutes.

To schedule a workshop or a clinic:  

Send me a message via the contact form (see link at left).