Living a Life in Music-
From the Band Room to Broadway
Hailed by the New York Times for her “magnificently sweet tone,” Keve Wilson is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition in New York with her quintet, Meliora Winds. In this 45 minute whirlwind telling of her life in music, students get to see firsthand the dedication it takes to have a career as professional musician. With innovative programming and virtuosic playing, Keve combines memories of her high school practice room with stories of life in a Broadway Orchestra Pit, in a Hollywood recording studio, and on the road touring the world.
After the show, your group will participate in:
An Intimate Q&A with the performers and special guests Followed by...
A one hour workshop of your choice taught by industry professionals and Broadway performers.Workshop Choices include:
- Broadway Mock Orchestra -
See a Broadway show and have your band or orchestra play a musical selection from the show conducted by a Broadway music director! Sheet music will be provided ahead of time.
- Individual Master Class -
Have a select few of your musicians play their solo and competition piece for professional New York City Musicians. We will discuss their piece and coach them to a better performance. Discussion to include phrasing, breathing, stage presence, nerves, articulation, tone and overall musicianship.
- Chamber Music Master Class -
Have your clarinet choir, jazz ensemble, or string quartet play their chamber piece and be coached on ensemble blend, intonation, musicality and stage presence.
- Large Group Master Class -
Have your entire band or orchestra play a piece and coach with a professional clinician. Each section of the ensemble will be worked with separately and together as a whole to encourage the group to listen to each other, work on dynamics, phrasing, rhythm and overall performance.
- Stomp / Eurhythmics Class -
Join New York City pros as they teach polyrhythms, singing and clapping, mixed meters, all through the method similar to the Broadway show Stomp. Everyone who wants gets a chance to improvise a rhythm in the center of the circle, learn Call and Response, and have a blast while singing, clapping, stomping, and moving.
- Band Behind The Scene -
What happens behind the music? Learn about music arranging for movies, TV, and Broadway, marketing and sales in the music industry, running a recording studio, composition, and more!