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2018 BFF Workshop Classes:
Group Vocal Technique Class
This class is for all students regardless of playing level. Students will learn the importance of vocal technique and many of the exercises used by professional vocalists to keep their instrument working at its best. There will be discussion of basic vocal maintenance as well as performance techniques such as projection and pronunciation amongst others.
Performance and Ensemble Class
Students will learn about ensemble and general performance techniques such as focal points, cueing, playing together, starting and ending songs, group intonation, tonality & balance, interpretation as well as other recommendations that the instructor views as beneficial for the students based on professional experience. The focus is centers around the music that will be performed at the main concert.
Students will get specialized group instruction with their instructor on the their specific instrument (violin, trumpet, guitarrón, armonía) focusing on the music that will be performed at the main concert. Topics open for instruction will be basic technique, scales and/or exercises as well as other recommendations that the instructor views as beneficial based on their professional experience.
This is an opportunity for school groups, private groups, trios or small ensembles, singers and even instrumentalists to perform a song for an audience of their peers as well as professional instructors. Both the student performers as well as their peer-audience will benefit from this positive open forum style critique and development session. Young musicians can learn a lot from performing and also watching each other. This helps to promote a positive, healthy and professional environment between the musicians of the next generation.
Students will bring together all of the lessons of the day’s classes and rehearse the music that will be performed at the main concert.