Daniel Louis Duncan, Trumpet

Daniel Louis Duncan, Trumpet

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Student progress

I have only one student leaving this year to go off to college.  She will be attending the Hartt School of Music as a double major in Trumpet performance and Music Education.  All of my other students will be continuing their studies with me next year working very hard and making progress.  My adult students continue to work hard and see terrific progress.  My beginners always start with a good sound because of my work on sound production from the beginning.  It pays off to invest time in the beginning explaining and demonstrating how to control air and tongue placement.
Plans are in the works to have a regional audition workshop day either this year or next.  If you're in the New Haven area let me know if you or your junior or senior level student/son or daughter would be interested in this helpful prep day.  Plans are for early October.
My brass ensemble at Neighborhood Music School continues to progress.  I hope to add more players to this group or start another brass quartet/quintet group.  We need more of every brass instrument, especially trombones and french horns (who doesn't).  If you're interested are in high school or are a very advanced junior high student, please let me know or call the office at Neighborhood Music School in New Haven.
We're always in need of high level high school trumpets and trombones for the New Haven Youth Orchestra.  The orchestra plays at a very high level, and is under the direction of Yale's own wind ensemble conductor, Dr. Thomas Duffy.  Last years two performances included Gershwin's American in Paris, Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis, and Brahm's Academic Overture, just to name a few.
The youth Orchestra just started a collaboration with the New Haven Symphony offering full scholarships to advanced brass players.  Students travel from as far away as an hour in the New Haven area to play in this prestigious ensemble where I am the brass coach.

Please, spread the word if you know any high school students who might be interested in this great opportunity! Auditions will be very early in mid to late August!

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