Princeton Symphonic Brass Residency 3/2017
Princeton Symphonic Brass: Artist in Residence
The foundation was proud to fund an artist in residency grant on March 16, 2017. Musicians from the Princeton Symphonic Brass (PSB) collaborated with North Hunterdon band students during the school day and then held a joint concert that night. The concert featured a wide variety of music, which showcased the quality and professionalism of the Princeton Symphonic Brass. A highlight of the evening was the collaboration between the North Hunterdon students and the PSB members on “I’m a Believer”. The audience was very appreciative of the musical talents on display.
The workshop with its exposure to an outstanding repertoire had several goals. By engaging with professional musicians in both rehearsal and concert settings, participating students would 1) improve both technical and expressive skills; 2) develop understandings of music and collaboration that go beyond the classroom; 3) provide additional motivation to excel in music; 4) promote further inquiries that lead to greater insights in a student’s aural awareness; and 5) highlight how music can play a role in their lives after school.
“This evening’s concert is an opportunity for students to hear and then perform alongside the Princeton Symphonic Brass in a concert setting. This performance is the culmination of a daylong residency consisting of workshops, master classes, rehearsals, and concerts. Earlier today, members of the Princeton Symphonic Brass coached students to improve their musical capabilities, exposed students to music from different time periods, provided motivation to attain higher levels of performance and highlighted the role of music in their lives after high school . . . as a profession or more likely, as a lifelong passion for non-music majors.”
— Mr. Vincent Angeline, NHHS Band Director