We’ll be in Room 202, which is the room at the top of the stairs/elevator just past the Church Office.
- Cover general topics, including (30 minutes):
- Flow exercises;
- SmartMusic (http://www.smartmusic.com/ );
- At-home practice tips and techniques;
- Method book suggestions;
- Importance of practicing scales;
- Articulation, finger/flexibility/interval drills (and why they are important!).
- Discuss, practice warm-up techniques as we actually warm-up (10 minutes)
- Musicality and Performance tips
- Positive attitude in practice and performance
- Brass instrument awareness
- Sight reading tips and how to best learn new music
- Rhythm, time, intonation
- How to play well with others (i.e., everything I needed to know in life I learned in kindergarten!)
- Warm-down after practice/performance
- Suggested information sources further study:
Discussions of Topics 3-8 will be incorporated into rehearsal of our Easter music.
Click on the following link to download PowerPoint training slides associated with this event:
Audio files for Easter Music
Trumpeter Chuck Seipp arrived to the Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music faculty fall of 2013 as Adjunct Associate Professor of Trumpet. He most recently was Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Texas Tech University from August 2012 to May 2013 and prior to that, performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad as member of The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” retiring in August 2012. Culminating his 32 year career with The Army Band as Concert Band Group Leader and Senior Soloist, Sergeant Major Seipp performed in national, presidential and historical world events as well as numerous significant ceremonies, concerts and special events in Washington, D.C. and Arlington National Cemetery. He performed with the Concert Band, Orchestra, Ceremonial Band, Herald Trumpets, Brass Quintet and was featured as soloist with the Concert Band, Orchestra and Brass Band.
Chuck has toured and recorded solo trumpet and organ repertoire throughout Europe with world-renowned organist Diane Bish—appearing regularly on her “Joy of Music” television series as trumpet soloist and several performances with The U. S. Army Quintet.
Through CJ Seipp Music Publications, he markets his own brass arrangements, many of which have been played and recorded by the Canadian Brass Quintet and The U.S. Army Brass Quintet.
Chuck collaborated with organist, Mary Mozelle, in a recording project of “The Wedding Book”, a collection of his own arrangements prove to be a valuable resource for organists and trumpet players nationally and internationally.
As an active teacher, soloist, clinician and performer; Chuck performed locally with the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington Opera House Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, and leads The Commonwealth Brass Quintet.
Chuck holds an Undergraduate Music Education degree from The University of Kansas and both Master and Doctoral degrees in Trumpet Performance from The Catholic University of America.
Chuck and his wife Julie grew up in Akron, Iowa and is proud father of five children.