Beethoven 5 is the famous theme from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The music focus for this etude is lip slurs and articulation and also involves some LOUD playing.
Elite Syncopations is a ragtime melody by Scott Joplin. This etude focuses on syncopated rhythms and articulation.
Figaro is the well known technical melody from The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Mozart. This etude focuses on scales in the keys of F, Bb, and Eb major.
Romanze is a lyrical 3/4 melody by Clara Schumann. The music focus for this etude is interval tuning and shaping.
Goin’ Home is the beautiful lyric melody from The New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak. The music focus for this etude is long tones and simple shaping.
If you have a virtuoso pianist in your program, then this is the perfect show for you!
This percussion ensemble piece is all based around an unsettling mood that gives you the feeling of being watched.
Turnabout is a very dynamic show that uses the idea of spinning as a central concept. You will hear different spinning and rotating musical themes that happen on the small scale (quick keyboard patterns) as well as the big picture (bookending, full circle motifs.)
“They say good things come in threes.” . . . “Triad” was originally inspired by the triad of general effect: intellectual, aesthetic, emotional. This show exhausts the number three while infusing all facets of general effect into each moment.
This show is inspired by the quest of self-challenge for our own entertainment. There is a lot of inspirations drawn from different types of games: video games, chess, boxing, racing.