Small nws excemption3 Robert Ward discusses professional skills as a brass player, part 2

How-To | Robert Ward, French Horn
Bt movie not in use On bringing old habits from old horns to new horns. 00h:00m:07s
Bt movie not in use Have to change your concept of what you are listening for. 00h:00m:41s
Bt movie not in use Horn is a reflective instrument, have to have a different sound in our ear than what is in the hall. 00h:01m:05s
Bt movie not in use On the acoustics of practicing in a small practice room. 00h:02m:11s
Bt movie not in use You can always work on: Beautiful music, technical perfection, consistent presentation. 00h:05m:13s
Bt movie not in use Being able to deliver every time. 00h:06m:15s

Robert Ward, principal horn of the San Francisco Symphony, discusses professional skills as a brass player, part 2

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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.