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Don’t Just Rehearse – Make Music! Developing Musicianship Through Chamber Music

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  • There’s more to playing chamber music than starting and stopping together! Through dozens of creative suggestions to incorporate musicality into the rehearsals of chamber music groups, this session will focus on a step-by-step approach to rehearsing. Specific tips include methods to improve phrasing, interpretation, articulation, rhythm, and intonation as well as to develop better leadership, sensitivity, and communication among ensemble members. This clinic is applicable to all chamber groups.
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  • 12/19/2014 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Meeting Room W184
  • Julie Hobbs is Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Kentucky. She has presented and performed at major conferences throughout the United States, including the National Flute Association, MENC, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Iowa Music Educators Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, the Chicago Flute Club, and the Wisconsin Flute Fair. She has published articles in the NFA’s Pedagogy Anthology Vol. 2, The Flutist Quarterly, Flute Talk Magazine, and the Chicago Flute Club’s Pipeline. An ardent proponent of contemporary music, Dr. Hobbs has commissioned and premiered several original works, most recently Cynthia Folio’s award-winning Sonata for Flute and Piano. Dr. Hobbs holds a Doctor of Music from Northwestern University as well as degrees from Baylor University and the University of Iowa. Her primary teachers include Walfrid Kujala, Helen Ann Shanley and Betty Mather.
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  • David Elliott
  • David G. Elliott is Associate Professor of Horn at the University of Kentucky. In addition to principal horn in the Lexington Philharmonic, he also holds positions in the Peninsula Music Festival, Fish Creek, Wisconsin; the McCracken Wind quintet; the Chinook Winds; the University of Kentucky Faculty Brass Quintet; and The Kentuckianna Brass and Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Elliott has performed professionally with the Toledo, Dayton, Nashville, Owensboro and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras and the U.S. Marine Band of Washington, D.C. Before his appointment at The University of Kentucky, Mr. Elliott was a member of the faculty at Murray State University and he has been a visiting instructor at The Royal Northern Academy of Music in Manchester, England. He has studied at the University of Michigan, the Catholic University of America and the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music.
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  • ToniMarie Marchioni
  • Her performances praised as “excellent” and“elegantly rendered” by the New York Times, oboist ToniMarie Marchioni has performed in Europe, South America, Asia, and throughout the United States. Appointed to the University of Kentucky in 2013, Marchioni is a member of the IRIS Orchestra (Memphis, Tenn.) and Decoda (New York, NY) as well as a recent alumna of The Academy/Ensemble ACJW, a groundbreaking new initiative combining chamber music performance, arts advocacy, leadership, and teaching artistry. She has appeared with the National Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Georgia Woodwind Quintet, New Juilliard Ensemble, AXIOM, and the internationally acclaimed new music ensemble Continuum. She holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Harvard University and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Juilliard School.
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  • Peter Simpson
  • Peter Simpson has been Professor of Bassoon at the University of Kentucky since 1976, and Principal Bassoonist with the Lexington Philharmonic since 1978. He has also performed with the New Hampshire Music Festival, Goldovsky Opera Institute, Louisville Orchestra, Peninsula Music Festival, Lakeside Symphony, and the Des Moines Metro Opera. Mr. Simpson has also published woodwind arrangements with International Opus, ALRY Publications, and Bocal Music. He has performed his own arrangements at several International Double Reed Society, MNTA and NACWPI Conferences. Mr. Simpson studied bassoon with Donald Rankin at the University of Rhode Island, Donald Bravo at the University of New Hampshire and Rudolf Klepac at the Hochschule Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
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  • Scott Wright
  • Scott Wright currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Kentucky. He has music education degrees from the University of Michigan and Arizona State University, and he received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance from Arizona State University. Wright has performed with numerous ensembles including the Arizona Opera Orchestra, the Southwest Washington Symphony (Longview, WA), the Bloch International Music Festival Orchestra (Newport, OR), the Yaquina Chamber Orchestra (Newport, OR), the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra (WI), and the Lexington Philharmonic (KY). He is active as a soloist, clinician, adjudicator, and conductor throughout the United States. He has been a frequent featured performer at the annual conference of the International Clarinet Association with appearances in Columbus, OH; Ostend, Belgium; Salt Lake City, UT; and in Washington DC.