Small_nws_excemption3 Robert Ward discusses professional skills as a brass player

Master Classes | Robert Ward, French Horn
Bt_movie_not_in_use Mr. Ward chronicles his experiences leading up to winning his job in San Francisco. 00h:00m:08s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Discussion of concept, flow and mental space. 00h:03m:28s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Flow is a universal need for human beings, reason we play. 00h:04m:20s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Paying attention to your breathing as you play. 00h:05m:39s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Be very attentive to the sound that comes out. Play by sound, not by feel. 00h:06m:16s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Split attention: listening and performing. 00h:07m:04s
Bt_movie_not_in_use You start with a sound concept, then compare. 00h:07m:38s
Bt_movie_not_in_use On using recording devices. 00h:08m:51s


Robert Ward, principal horn of the San Francisco Symphony, discusses professional skills as a brass player

Instruments:
Bass trombone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, and Tuba



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Robert Ward
French Horn

Robert Ward has been a part of the Bay Area classical music scene since he joined the San Francisco Symphony in 1980 as associate principal horn. Since September 2007 he has held the position of principal horn, and can be heard on many of the symphony’s CDs, most recently playing solo horn in all of the Mahler symphonies, as well as the symphony’s Emmy-winning television production of Sweeney Todd. He has appeared at the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Peninsula Music Festival, the Colorado Music Festival and the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, and he is a founding member of The Bay Brass. His Quartet for Horns was given its premiere at the International Horn Society Conference in Eugene, Oregon in 1996, and his Sound of the Sea and And All the Sea Sang for chorus and solo horn have been performed with San Francisco Choral Artists. A native of Schenectady, N.Y., he received a B.M. from Oberlin Conservatory in 1977.