The art of the accompanist
Pre-registration is required for this class.
This workshop is for solo players who are interested in becoming accompanists, or accompanists with some prior experience who want to improve their skills and rehearsal techniques. This event is perfect for individuals who accompany community choirs, church choirs, instrumental groups, or solo instrumentalists.
Learn the basic principles of ensemble playing. Develop gestures for performers to follow. Give better and clearer verbal instructions. Learn to rehearse more efficiently.
During the workshop, you will learn the differences between solo playing and accompanying. You will learn how to follow a soloist or conductor, and how to use your body language to allow others to follow you. The techniques you develop will give your performances a more coherent sound.