Posts about:

Low Brass (6)

“I want to play higher."
“I want to play louder."
“My teacher told me to get a jazz mouthpiece. Can I try the Bobby Shew one?"
“I’m in high school now. I played the 3C in junior high, and now everyone in band plays the 1.5C."
“Can I get the one that Allen Vizzutti plays?"

Every pro has a moment where they stop thinking like a student and start thinking like a pro. What causes the change? Find out how it happened for Denis Wick trumpet artist Melvin Jones in this #transform2perform interview.

 

Looking back on his career, Denis Wick artist Steven Mead recalls the various events that intersected to open the opportunity for his career as a professional euphonium soloist and teacher. Learn more in this Transform2Perform interview with Steven Mead

 

While his inspiration and excitement to play euphonium never changed, the changes in Steven Mead's performance and educational environments over the years led him to finding himself defining what it is to be a professional euphonium player. Find out more in this Transform2Perform interview.

 

Denis Wick artist Victor Haskins keys in on some valuable advice on preparing and completing a successful audition for a jazz performance degree audition. Don't tune out if you are auditioning for a different performance degree program! Preparation and attention to detail is key to any audition, and Victor's wisdom in this area will certainly inspire you!

 

Many tuba students strive to attain a professional career in music performance and as such their studies prepare them for this goal. The final "lesson" in many cases is that first gig that you land that transforms your thinking and approach into that of a professional. Felipe Martins tells us about that gig in this Transform2Perform interview.