Michael Tilson Thomas and Andrew Wickesberg

Viola excerpt: Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement, with Andrew Wickesberg

Mark Kosower

Cello excerpt: Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, with Mark Kosower

Sue Heineman

Bassoon excerpt: Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 Finale, with Sue Heineman

Bella Hristova

Chaconne from Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Mark Kosower

Cello excerpt: Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, with Mark Kosower

Mark Kosower

Cello excerpt: Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, with Mark Kosower

New

image of Shaping Chords on the Violin
image of Using the bow like a Baroque violinist
image of Dealing with performance anxiety
image of Connecting phrases like a string player in Enescu's Legénde for Trumpet and Piano
image of Virtual Hangout: Playing Under Pressure
image of Virtual Hangout: Choosing the Right Music School for You
image of Town Hall Master Class (2016)
image of Inside the Music: Inside the String Quartet
image of Clarinet excerpt: Beethoven's 6th Symphony, 1st mvt., with Anthony McGill
image of How to "fly" on the clarinet
image of Phrasing naturally in Telemann's Fantasia No. 2, with Robert Botti
image of Shaping phrases in Saint-Saëns' Oboe Sonata, with Robert Botti
image of Virtual Hangout: Preparing for the First Orchestra Rehearsal
image of Bartók - Contrasts
image of Kenneth Merrill: Finding Intention in Dynamics
image of Finding Intention in Dynamics, with Kenneth Merrill
image of Planning Ahead in Your Mind's Ear, with Kenneth Merrill
image of Inside the Music: May I Have the Best Seat Please?
image of Virtual Hangout: Preparing Excerpts
image of Mark Steinberg: Harmony, Emotion, and the Neapolitan 6th Chord

Orchestral Excerpts

image of Trombone excerpts: Symphonie Fantastique and Also Sprach Zarathustra
image of Violin excerpt: Strauss' Ein Heldenleben with Alexander Kerr
image of Flute excerpt: Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun with Joshua Smith
image of Trombone excerpt: Tuba Mirum solo from Mozart Requiem
image of Cello excerpt: Beethoven Symphony No. 5, 2nd movement
image of Double bass excerpt: Mozart Symphony No. 39
image of Flute excerpt: Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Scherzo
image of Viola excerpt: A Midsummer Night's Dream
image of Oboe excerpt: Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, with Kathryn Greenbank
image of Xylophone excerpt: Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, with Christopher McLaurin
image of Trombone excerpt: Ravel's Bolero
image of Glockenspiel excerpt: Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice (part I)
image of Trombone excerpt: Berlioz' Hungarian March
image of Mahler 5 Opening Trumpet Call
image of Flute excerpt: Dvořák's Symphony No. 8
image of Cello excerpt: La Mer
image of Bass trombone excerpt: The Ride of the Valkyries
image of Cello excerpt: Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, with Brant Taylor
image of Timpani excerpt: Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra
image of Bassoon excerpt: The Rite of Spring

Master Classes

image of Violin Master Class: Robert Davidovici on Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, Beethoven's Third Symphony and Brahms' Fourth Symphony
image of Rococo Variations
image of Trombone Master Class with Joseph Alessi
image of Bach Cello Suite No. 5
image of Gil Shaham master class: Schubert - Duo in A major for violin and piano
image of Master class: J.S. Bach Sonata No. 3 for Solo Violin, Fugue
image of Master class: Ysaÿe - Sonata No.3
image of Bach bass master class with Jordi Savall
image of Conducting coaching: The Firebird
image of Master class: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 1st Mvt.
image of Viola Master Class with Roberto Diaz
image of On conducting Strauss' Don Juan
image of Dvořák Cello Concerto, Mvt. I (Thomas)
image of Double Bass Master Class
image of Bach cello master class with Jordi Savall
image of Robert Ward discusses professional skills as a brass player
image of Clarinet master class with Mark Nuccio
image of Conducting coaching: Brahms Symphony No. 2
image of Dvořák Cello Concerto, First Mvt. (Gray)
image of Master class: Brahms' violin concerto, 1st movement

Audition Preparation

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image of Audition Panel Discussion
image of Audition strategy
image of Mental preparation for an audition
image of 1 week audition countdown, Part 8 (Day 6).
image of Advice on auditions
image of 1 week audition countdown, Part 1
image of Audition advice
image of Advice on auditioning
image of On auditioning
image of Audition advice
image of Auditions in Europe
image of 1 week audition countdown, Part 3 (day 2)
image of Audition advice
image of 1 week audition countdown, Part 7 (Day 5).
image of Preparing for an audition
image of 1 week audition countdown, Part 6 (Day 4).
image of Mark Sparks on Audition Preparation
image of 1 week audition countdown, Part 5.
image of Global Audition Training Interview with Thomas Hooten

Reflections

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image of Bowing exercises for clear sound and articulation
image of Bernard Rands - on orchestration
image of Improving articulation on the flute
image of A deeper understanding of breathing technique
image of Percussion auditions
image of How to improve your flute sound
image of Compositional process
image of Mental preparation for auditioning
image of The role of the concertmaster
image of Paula Robison presents her "Clock Theory"
image of Bowing technique
image of Performing in Broadway productions
image of Working on sound
image of Keeping performing fun
image of Voicing on the clarinet
image of Breathing for string players
image of On Pierrot Lunaire
image of Finding Your Musical Mission in a Symphony Orchestra with Michael Tilson Thomas
image of Paula Robison on Coloring Your Sound

Performances

image of The Seasons (1947)
image of The Perilous Night (1944)
image of NWS Percussion Consort performs Reich's Music for 18 Musicians
image of Dance 4/Orchestras (1982)
image of Water Walk (1959)
image of Sixteen Dances (1950-51)
image of Rehearsing City Noir with NWS
image of Crumb: Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)
image of Town Hall Master Class and Side-by-Side Concert
image of Living Room Music (1940)
image of Credo in Us (1942)
image of She is Asleep, Part I (1943)
image of Cheap Imitation / Second Hand (1969)
image of Viñao: Burritt Variations
image of Etudes Australes (1974-75)
image of Maurice Ravel: Suite No. 2 from "Daphnis et Chloé"
image of The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942)
image of NWS performs Nielsen's Serenade in Vain
image of Pierrot lunaire, Op.  21
image of Chaconne from Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

How-To

image of Developing a more efficient buzz-stream
image of Differences between oboe and English horn
image of Double-tonguing on oboe
image of Warm-up routine on the cello
image of Warm-up routine
image of Ian Bousfield on trombone technique and airflow
image of Lip Trill Exercise for French Horn
image of Paula Robison on Shaping Your Sound
image of Robert Ward discusses professional skills as a brass player, part 2
image of Articulation on the trombone
image of Flute vibrato
image of Alexander Technique (Part 1)
image of Warming up and practicing
image of Making reeds with Kathryn Greenbank
image of The "Willis grip" for stopped horn
image of Cymbal Technique
image of Alexander Technique (Part 2)
image of Bowing and similarities to the violin
image of Baroque Oboe Performance
image of Developing the horn sound