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  • Summary Of The Play 'Where's Charley'

    harmed. Another instance where different lighting was used was when the characters were entering the Red Rose Cotillion, the stage was at it’s darkest during this scene, with faint yellow lighting. These were the only noticeable lighting changes from where I was in the orchestra pit. The music was the most difficult sheet music I have ever played, it challenged me in ways that I did not even know were possible. The music was not perfect for the performances, but hopefully Mr. Martinez, Mr. Udland and the orchestra were the only ones who knew that. There were several times where an individual could not play something so they made something up that sounded similar. This was especially true for the flutes and clarinets, who had run after run of notes, the runs seemed to never end. We thought it was difficult the first day of rehearsal and we were drastically under tempo, I did not think that we could pull it off. I thought that we were going to crash and burn; however, when all of the parts lined up and we were able to hear how the voices fit into the music, I realized that I excelled passed my own expectations, and overall the group sounded great. When the show was put together, meaning the pit orchestra was added into the mix, it was immensely important to watch Mr. Udland for the vocal cues, for it was nearly impossible to hear the actors on stage. We were given a rehearsal day to come and watch the show, in order for us to hear all of the songs. There were songs…

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  • Where's Charley Music Analysis

    Udland and the orchestra were the only ones who knew that. There were many times where an individual could not play something so they made something up that sounded similar. This was especially true for the flutes and clarinets, who had run after run of notes, the runs seemed to never end. We thought it was difficult the first day of rehearsal and we were drastically under tempo, I did not think that we could pull it off. I thought that we were going to crash and burn; however, when all of…

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  • Monty Python's Spamalot

    Walking in at the second floor, the auditorium spilled out in front of me, welcoming, with large chandeliers and rich red seats. The chatter from the surprisingly mixed age group of people overwhelmed the room. From elderly couples to single women out on the town and families with kids who seemed more interested in their phones than the prospect of seeing a piece of American Musical Theatre based on a 41-year-old movie, the crowd to me was interestingly diverse. From my seat on the right hand…

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  • I Want To Be A Music Educator Essay

    continued to pursue piano as a serious hobby. I have accompanied my high school choirs, orchestras, and bands numerous times in concerts and competitions. Shortly after I started piano lessons I joined my school 's orchestra and choir class. I chose to play viola and sang soprano in the choir. I loved my music classes, and always looked forward to the rehearsals and performances. For a while I have always known what I wanted to do. The idea popped into my mind when I was in middle school, and…

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  • I Want To Become An ER Doctor

    help people. As an ER doctor I also will always be on my toes and will never have a boring day which is a huge plus to me since i thrive under pressure. Ultimately an ER doctor is the job that helps me achieve my lifelong goal to help people while also accommodating my personality. I am the kind of person who loves to learn and keep myself busy outside of school as well. I have played baseball my entire life and love sports or other physical activities.I take part in many clubs in school such…

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  • Marching Band Speeches

    In marching band I learned how to play another instrument called the mellophone. This experience has changed me drastically for the better. It has helped build both my character and my work ethic. Marching band has taught me what happens when you combine hard work and a passion for music. Both the Linn Mar Marching Lions and LM musical pit orchestra are volunteer bands meaning members join of their own volition. Because of these experiences, I have been able to forge a multitude of strong…

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  • What Are The Factors That Contribute To An Ensemble Sound?

    There are many factors that contribute to an ensembles’ sound. Most of which we spend our musical lives practicing; things like tone, vowels, diction, ect. As we begin to make the transition from ensemble member to leader we are thrown yet another contributing factor to sound: conducting. The art of conducting is a continuously growing set of skills for an individual. Many of the greatest conductors have spent decades perfecting their craft and creating their style, while building their…

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  • Violin And The Classical Era

    In this period, many new genres began to pop up and take shape, but one genre led them all with its robust and full sound, the symphony. This period saw the emergence of what we now know as the modern orchestra, “The Classical masters established the orchestra as we know it today: an ensemble of the four instrumental families. The heart of the orchestra was the string family.” The string section was a very vital part to the orchestra and symphony during the Classical period, but at the center…

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  • London Symphony Orchestra Essay

    London Symphony Orchestra The London Symphony Orchestra has a reputation as one of the most acclaimed orchestras in the world. Its long history spans over a century and features the works of many admired figures in the music industry. The concert they gave on May 24th, 2015 featured violinist Christian Tetzlaff and the London Symphony Chorus. It was a part of the LSO International Violin Festival; this festival showcases twelve world-renowned violinists. Orchestral music is still a part of…

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  • Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra Concert Report Sample

    I attended the American Landscapes performed by Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Thomas Dickey conducted the orchestra. The concert was held at the Serentean Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. At the concert, I was an amateur, listener to this type of music. I had never witnessed a live performance of this musical style before. I would consider myself to be a passive listener. I listened to the performance with…

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