Chetham's School of Music Brass Days in May

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  1. Adrian Horn

    Adrian Horn Member


    Chetham's School of Music announces another Brass Weekend after the success of its January event.

    Friday 13th May - Brass Teachers' Day
    9.30am - 4.00pm

    A day of activities for teachers and brass instruments, which includes:

    - Lesson observation, including approaches to beginner / intermediate standard.
    - Specimen lessons and advice clinics for high brass players teaching low brass instruments and vice versa.
    - Demonstration of accompaniment software.
    - Easing tension
    - Buzzing routines and studies
    - Mixed instrumental concert of less-known examination repertoire.
    - Discussion opportunities for delegats and clinicians.
    - Ensemble and chamber music sessions.
    - Teaching ideal physical set-up.
    - Teaching interpretative skills.
    - Music Publisher and trade stands.

    Cost £25 inclusive of lunch and refreshments

    Saturday 14th May - Brass Students' Day
    9.30am - 4.00pm

    The day will include:
    - Warm-ups and daily routines.
    - Bring your own pieces and studies in out 'Top Tips' and technique sessions.
    - Play in Chetham's brass ensembles, and an extende Big Band session.
    - Opportunity to rehears and perform new ensemble material.
    - Concert
    - Music Publisher ad trade stands

    Cost: Participant £18 inclusive of lunch and refreshments
    Accompanying parent £8 inclusive of lunch and refreshments.

    For further information, or to book a place, please contact Lisa Denham at Chetham's on 0161 834 9644.

    "Every single child commented on how much they enjoyed the day and learned something new, The material used was very well chosen and the children enjoyed the experience of working in an ensemble with others, as well as the challenge of taking part in a masterclass as a soloist"
    Bolton Music Service on the Brass Days in January


    Robert Burtenshaw studied the trombone at Chetham's and the Royal College of Music, where he was taught by Arthur Wilson and was awarded the Brass Prize. He became a founder member of Opera North in 1978 as Sub-Principal Trombone. He has freelanced with all the northern orchestras and has played with the London Symphony Orchestra and recorded with the LSO Brass.

    John Dickinson
    was born in New Zealand and was invited by Harry Mortimer to come to England to play with the Morris Motors Brass Band in Oxford. After studies at the Guildhall school of Music, he eventually became Principal Trumpet with the Hallé Orchestra, a position he held for seventeen years. John was Head of Wind, Brass & Percussion at Chetham's School of Music for sixteen years.

    Elizabeth Davis studied at Cardiff College of Music and Drama with William Davis and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Ifor James. She was Principal Horn of the Manchester Camerata for 10 years and became an examiner to the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in 1990. She teaches privately, at Chetham's and most recently at the RNCM.

    Murray Greig
    studied at the RNCM with Howard Snell from 1984-1988. He was a member of the Orchestra of the Royal Ballet before taking up his current position of Principal Trumpet with the Orchestra of Opera North. Murray is Senior Tutor in Trumpet at the RNCM and has worked as a tutor for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He has given masterclasses in Europe and america as well as at leading British Conservatoires. In July 2002, Murray hosted the conference of the International Trumpet Guild at the RNCM. He joined the teaching staff at Chetham's in September 2003.

    Brian Kingsley studied tuba at the Royal College of Music with John Jenkins. He became Principal tuba with Opera North at its inception in 1978, a post which he still holds today. He is the Senior Lecturer in Tuba at the Royal Northern College of Music, also teaching at Leeds and York Universities, Ampleforth College and Chetham's School of Music.

    Gareth Small studied trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music with John Wallace, Laurence Evans and John Wilbraham. since this time, Gareth has played with numerous ensembles including the London Philharmonic, London Sinfionetta and the Royal Philharmonic. He is currently Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Hallé Orchestra, and is also a member of both Hallé Brass and London Brass.

    James Muirhead studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and at the Royal Nothern College of Music where he was appointed Principal Clarinet of the RNCM Sinfonia. James has freelanced on clarinet and saxophone with major orchestras around the country. In 1990 he joined the Hallé Orchestra as Principal Bass Clarinet and featured Saxophonist. He has taught at schools around the North-West and has examined at England's major conservatoires and music festivals. James conducts Chetham's Junior Big Band.[
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