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Utah Valley Youth Symphony's Philharmonia Orchestra plays Polovetsian Dances from "Prince Igor" at Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah March 3, 2014. Conducted by Cheung Chau.
American Orchestral Music: A Performance Catalog by It is the purpose of this catalog to provide conductors, music directors, managers and orchestra librarians with a practical and accessible source about American orchestral compositions.
Call Number: ML 128 .O5 K67 1992 (Reference collection)
Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire by Find the right music at the right time for the right purpose. This book will prove invaluable to contemporary music ensembles as well as chamber orchestras.
Call Number: ML 128 .O5 M49 2011
Publication Date: 2011-02-11
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A Violist's Guide to Exquisite Intonation by This is a pedagogical resource that teachers can use in the private studio and in the classroom. Numerous musical examples are given throughout, and each idea discussed is followed by a musical example specifically geared toward that technique.
Call Number: MT 291 .R67 V56 2002
Publication Date: 2010-10-01
Orchestra Participation Teaches Kids
Taken from an article by Christine LaPierre for the Mount Royal Conservatory
Did you know that participating in orchestra will teach your children important team-building skills that will last them a lifetime?
A good orchestra leader emulates what a good team leader does to keep his team focused on reaching their goal. Here are a few that I observed:
- He told the truth so the children knew exactly where they stood.
- He created a supportive learning environment.
- He had many different purposeful ways of doing this.
- He made it clear to them what each part of the orchestra was doing and brought it all together with synergy.
- He praised when it was due and used his facial expressions and body language to communicate his ideas in a consistent manner.
- When he gave admonishments, he did so in a positive, uplifting manner and the children responded with greater self-control.
- He encouraged them to try their best and how to overcome pitfalls.
As a leader, he made the children accountable for their role in the orchestra. After playing a difficult part of the piece, he asked, ”Does it work?” The children were able to assess themselves and their progress.
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The Children's Orchestra Society Our mission is to cultivate and nurture children and teach them teamwork and life skills through music-learning and performing in orchestral and chamber music settings. Members of COS receive excellent training in classical music and opportunities to perform in concerts with their peers as well as with well-established musicians.
J. W. Pepper Music J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. is a privately owned, American sheet music retailer based in Paoli, Pennsylvania. They provide music for concert band, marching band and jazz band.
Alfred Music You may find this website a tremendous resource as you look for new music and favorite classics for your ensemble. Over 2000 titles for band.