Bennington Fall Brass Ensemble (MPF4402.01)

Chris Rose

Brass Ensemble will meet once a week to create sound pieces specific to the acoustic properties of brass instruments. We’ll explore traditional and extended techniques for creating various textures with our unmodified instruments, and how those possibilities can kaleidoscope when we incorporate effects pedals. Mostly, we’ll just enjoy finally getting together to play!

The repertoire will be determined collaboratively by the students, and everyone will be expected to compose or arrange for the group. At the very least, we’ll plan to do a holiday concert towards the end of term and make videos of the student arrangements and compositions.

 


Learning Outcomes:
In this class, students will:

-Explore various approaches to tone production
-Learn to notate for their colleagues
-Transcribe and arrange music for other instruments, and understand their transpositions
-Consider their instrument's design and history
-Dust off their ensemble and performance skills!


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: This group will include trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba players with at least 2 years of experience. An audition will be required. Contact Chris Rose (chrisroser@bennington.edu) with questions.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
W 10:00AM-11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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