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Grow a Show: Considerations in Creating Entertaining Performances for the Modern Chamber Ensemble


2012 2012

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This paper is the writing component of a project the author under took to create an entertaining program for a chamber ensemble. It discusses ways for chamber ensembles to create entertaining concert programs for today's audiences. Information was gathered by analyzing four interesting and successful groups—The Canadian Brass, Mnozil Brass, Les Trompettes de Lyon, and The Blue Man Group—and identifying common traits. These traits help facilitate the ultimate goal of making connections with audiences and include originality, comedy, choreography, memorization, continuous presentation, musical appeal, high quality presentations, and the proper personnel. These attributes were then implemented into the author's experimental group, the Omni Brass Ensemble, for testing with live audiences. Materials were used from published interviews, articles, newspapers, ensemble websites, and recordings of their performances. From the author's performances with the Omni Brass Ensemble, indications are that these findings work with live audiences.

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Subject
Music
Classification
0413: Music
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Blue Man Group; Canadian Brass; Chamber ensemble; Les Trompettes de Lyon; Mnozil Brass; Omni Brass Ensemble
Title
Grow a Show: Considerations in Creating Entertaining Performances for the Modern Chamber Ensemble
Author
Lee, Randolph Thomas
Number of pages
52
Publication year
2012
Degree date
2012
School code
0010
Source
DAI-A 73/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267282446
Advisor
Hickman, David
Committee member
Ericson, John; Holbrook, Amy; Pilafian, J. Samuel; Russell, Timothy
University/institution
Arizona State University
Department
Music
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
D.M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3504222
ProQuest document ID
1010763570
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1010763570
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