Brass Fest 2021

February 21, 2021 - 11:00am to February 24, 2021 - 10:00pm
Virtual via Zoom
Free

UVA BRASSFEST 2021 SCHEDULE:

DayTimeEventWebinar LinkWebinar IDpasscode
Sunday 2/2111amUVA Faculty mini lectures and performancesLINK
945 5526 5653
brassfest
 11amDr. Arthur Zanin, trumpet, Interpretation in Trumpet Playing: How to show your own voice when performing.   
 11:20amNathaniel Lee, trombone, The Modern Musician:  How we can make and keep music as part of our everyday lives.    
 11:40amDr. Katy Ambrose, horn, Air + Embouchure = Beautiful Sound   
 12:00pmJohn D’earth, jazz trumpet, Musical Language in the Practice Room   
 12:20pmMini performance featuring faculty   
      
Monday, 2/227pmGuest Speaker – Gary Ferguson: Keys to Discovering and Communicating Your Musical Artistry LINK914 9485 5902brassfest
      
Tuesday, 2/237pmGuest Speaker – Gary Ferguson: The Art of Performing Your Best When It Matters MostLINK956 8527 5520brassfest
      
Wednesday, 2/247:30pm

Masterclass with Micah Wilkinson, Principal trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

LINK967 9952 7865brassfest
      

 

UVA Faculty mini lectures and performance
Sunday, February 21st
11am-12:35pm

WEBINAR LINK

https://virginia.zoom.us/j/94555265653?pwd=M1BNTTF3OWdsdlVrRjJnVEk1b0dqUT09

Meeting ID: 945 5526 5653
Passcode: brassfest

11:00am – Dr. Arthur Zanin, trumpet, Interpretation in Trumpet Playing: How to show your own voice when performing.
11:20am – Nathaniel Lee, trombone, The Modern Musician:  How we can make and keep music as part of our everyday lives.
11:40am – Dr. Katy Ambrose, horn, Air + Embouchure = Beautiful Sound
12:00pm – John D’earth, jazz trumpet, Musical Language in the Practice Room
12:20pm – Mini performance featuring faculty

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Keys to Discovering and Communicating Your Musical Artistry
Guest Speaker – Gary Ferguson
Monday, February 22nd
7pm-9pm

WEBINAR LINK

https://virginia.zoom.us/j/91494855902?pwd=UHEwL1pYNUtydFBnRTNxK3g3eTU0dz09
 

Meeting ID: 914 9485 5902
Passcode: brassfest

In this experiential online masterclass, you will learn performance tools to transcend the trap of fixating about technique and the mechanics of playing your instrument, the “how” of the music making process, so you can consistently perform from the “what” of the music making process—expressing your unique musical voice. By combining embodied awareness and aesthetic perception your unique musical artistry will come into focus, providing a powerful foundation for your performance process. The masterclass will combine lecture, reflective exercises, and small group activities to help you discover who you are as a musical artist. 

In this program you will learn how to:

  • Deepen your connection to the music you are playing
  • Tap into the wisdom of your body so it can guide you in your music making
  • Use “felt audiation” for both maintaining focus while performing and improving your technique and mechanics
  • Pinpoint the qualities of expression that hold you back as a musical communicator
  • Apply imaginative thinking in your practicing and performing
  • Create an emulation practice that unlocks the mirror neuron system in your brain

Gary Jobe Ferguson is a mind-body performance coach, specializing in somatic psychology, performance coaching, mind-body medicine, and applied kinesiology. He is a former principal orchestral trumpet player and was a founding member of the Manhattan Brass Quintet. He has created a unique program entitled, Pathways to Performance Mastery (PTPM) to help musicians play their best when it matters most. Gary currently resides in Richmond, MA and offers online coaching sessions and group masterclasses.

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The Art of Performing Your Best When It Matters Most
Guest Speaker – Gary Ferguson
Tuesday, February 23rd
7pm—9pm

WEBINAR LINK

https://virginia.zoom.us/j/95685275520?pwd=YkYzY3ZPYXVXWHJlNU9MQW1ZakhVdz09

Meeting ID: 956 8527 5520
Passcode: brassfest

In this experiential online masterclass, you will explore the often-overlooked issues impacting your ability to perform your best under pressure. This masterclass provides an expanded picture of performance enhancement that will cover concepts for improving your practicing, transforming limiting beliefs, building self-regulation skills, feeling safe while performing, and understanding the patterns that hold you back in your performance preparation. The masterclass will combine lecture, reflective exercises, and small group activities to help you create your own road map for performing your best when it matters most.

In this program you will learn how to:

  • Identify your learning style and use it to support optimal performance
  • Control music performance anxiety while performing under pressure
  • Create a pre-performance routine that supports your performance goals
  • Use spatial awareness for attuning to performance venues
  • Transform the beliefs that hold you back

Gary Jobe Ferguson is a mind-body performance coach, specializing in somatic psychology, performance coaching, mind-body medicine, and applied kinesiology. He is a former principal orchestral trumpet player and was a founding member of the Manhattan Brass Quintet. He has created a unique program entitled, Pathways to Performance Mastery (PTPM) to help musicians play their best when it matters most. Gary currently resides in Richmond, MA and offers online coaching sessions and group masterclasses.

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Masterclass with Micah Wilkinson, Principal trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, February 24th
7:30pm – 10pm

WEBINAR LINK

https://virginia.zoom.us/j/96799527865?pwd=VDAya1VCZENhdUNNeWcyUFVoV3FwZz09

Meeting ID: 967 9952 7865
Passcode: brassfest

Micah Wilkinson has enjoyed a varied career as an orchestral musician, soloist, chamber artist, and teacher. He was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra by Manfred Honeck in September 2017. He came to the PSO from the San Diego Symphony, where he served as Principal Trumpet for three years. He previously held positions with the Houston Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, and the Tucson Symphony. He has performed as Guest Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and the Seoul Philharmonic. Professional summer festival appearances have included the Aspen Music Festival, Sun Valley Festival, Cabrillo Festival, Chautauqua Institute, Round Top Institute, Brevard Music Center, and the Astoria Music Festival. Wilkinson grew up in Norcross, Georgia. A proud graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, he pursued additional studies at Arizona State University and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. His primary teachers include Martin Hodel, David Hickman, Larry Black, and Anthony Plog.

 

Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.
All events are subject to change. 

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