Brass Academy

Sessions for High School Brass Students

The Brass Academy is offered to students during January-May to educate and motivate students. These techniques come from experience as a performer coupled with information gained by some of the world’s most regarded educators. It is my passion to present information in a way that challenges and motivates students to take personal responsibility to work on their craft, and become the best musical version of him/herself.

Session 1

Breathing

  • “OH” shaped breath
  • Expansion
  • Contraction

Session 2

Tone Production

  • Clear
  • Centered
  • Resonant
  • Projection
  • Colorful

Session 3

Tuning

  • Tendencies
  • Tone affects everything
  • How to put your tuning slide in the correct position

Session 4

Articulation

  • Legato
  • Detache
  • Staccato
  • Accented
  • Marcato

Session 5

Motivation/Leadership/Scales

  • Why are we in Band?
  • Helping others makes us better
  • How to plan your training sessions
  • How to be a great leader

Interested in these sessions for your band program? Fill out the form below for more information.

Bryan Crisp

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