Tuesday, August 4

Lecture (Practice/Study)

  • Colburn School, Mayman Hall 200 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States

IN with the Old and IN with the New

Presenter: Lanette Lopez Compton

This clinic will focus on establishing a studio with depth and creating a culture that fosters a strong work ethic though daily fundamentals and chamber ensemble playing. All of this would then result in sections in large ensembles that could handle more challenging repertoire because of their strong fundamentals and chamber ensemble skills. This can be done using our traditional methods, but in a new way!

Daily fundamentals will be demonstrated through a method I have created, titled "Drop the Beat." It centers on a daily routine that includes various scale exercises, lip slurs, tonguing, along with other standard exercises, BUT with today's pop songs as a "musical" metronome.

Chamber ensemble playing will be discussed using the standard quartet, octet, and large horn choir settings. I will talk about works that we must include from our established repertoire, but also talk about methods on commissioning new works and arrangements.

As our world changes, and as expectations become more demanding, we have to prepare our students and future horn players to the best of our abilities. I believe that these methods inspire a more comprehensive studio from a technical and collegial standpoint, where they respect where we came from as an instrument, to where we will go, into the future.