All-State Clinic: In Review
This past Sunday was spent in celebration of the Iowa All-State Audition process here at UNI. In the bassoon area, we hosted 9 students from the surrounding areas. The first emphasis was discussing the importance of knowing the scales, playing them with accurate rhythm, articulation, and the full two octaves, or three octaves whenever possible. Then the masterclass moved onto the slower of the two etudes. The important topics discussed were: not to let the tempo slow down, if you need to take a breath make sure that you prepare for the breath, be expressive and musical, playing the embellishments in the style of the piece. The last portion was focused on the faster etude. In this etude you need to pay close attention to the articulations and maintaining a quick but manageable tempo. Students in attendance were: Anne Daily, Taylor Hart, Jessica Drobot, Chris Haak, Kaitlin Koschmeder, Danielle Newton, AJ Lilientheil, and Becca Kent. Best of luck to all students auditioning for the 2006 Iowa All-State Band and Orchestra!