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Artistic Development: Brass Bands England

  • 22nd March 2020 - 22nd March 2020
  • 10am-4pm
  • The Gregson Community & Arts Centre, 33 Moorgate, Lancaster, LA1 3PY
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Come and listen to Philip Harper demystify the subject of Artistic Direction, particularly the role of ‘the audience’ in artistic thinking.

In my 20 years developing as a band conductor, I have often thought deeply about what it is exactly I am trying to achieve – the essence of my art.  When BBE asked me to take a national lead on this very topic I was very excited to have the chance to share my experience in a way which could potentially benefit all levels of banding.  I’m very much looking forward to meeting a wide spectrum of many like-minded people across the country in these workshops, which I hope will be inspirational to all”. – Phillip Harper

Philip will discuss the importance to artistic leaders of self-learning, curious listening and wild imagination, as well as covering the basics of ‘on the ground’ artistic direction as a conductor working with bands in rehearsals.

Each topic will be illustrated with practical examples, including a live rehearsal session with a band.

This training day is open to all, but is particularly aimed at Musical Directors and band committee members.

Booking Info

BBE Members – £5
BBE Non-Members – £15

Ticket price includes buffet lunch and refreshments

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