21 Sep 2012
WFIU: Classical Music
"It was great to be on the road, but I was still in school and had to keep up with homework," Brandon Ridenour
26 May 2012
Business Story of the Day : NPR
Chuck Daellenbach and his fresh-faced players, each with red-striped sneakers and matching outfits, strolled into the NPR Music offices, took their places behind Bob Boilen's desk and started blowing as if they'd played this peculiar gig a hundred...
5 Jun 2011
Last October, Nathan Schram was giddy with anticipation. He was only a year out of Indiana University and he'd just joined a prestigious program, designed to help classical musicians like himself take on the challenges of building a 21st-century c...
29 Apr 2011
Fellow Toni Marie Marchioni answers the ultimate question in The Juilliard Journal: "What's Ensemble ACJW, exactly?" The answer involves a lot of big ideas, great music, and teaching excellence.
12 Apr 2011
This group of hand-selected graduates from major conservatories receives mentoring and professional development while working as music teachers in New York City Public Schools. ACJW members play Steampunk, a new piece composed for them by David Br...
4 Apr 2011
The Academy is more than a collection of talented young musicians who put on great concerts in venues across New York City. We’re also an enthusiastic group of arts advocates and teachers who believe that to be a musician in the 21st century...
22 Feb 2011
The Blog at Carnegie Hall
We've recently returned from our biannual residency at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, and I can say with no hesitation that it was the best week of my Academy experience so far. The mission of our five-day residency was to infiltrate as man...
25 Jan 2011
The Blog at Carnegie Hall
Ensemble ACJW is an inspirational collective of outstanding young professional musicians that has earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for the quality of its performances, as well as its fresh and open-minded approach to programming....
6 Jan 2011
The Blog at Carnegie Hall
The incredible talent and sheer musical diversity of Ensemble ACJW--the performing arm of The Academy --will be on display in an array of guises and venues throughout the next month. Comprising fellows and alumni of The Academy , the ensemble pe...
15 Dec 2010
The Blog at Carnegie Hall
Ensemble ACJW performs David Bruce's Gumboots at Skidmore College's Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, on February 5, 2010. Related: David Bruce's Gumboots in New Music at Carnegie Hall December 19 En...
14 Dec 2010
The Blog at Carnegie Hall
Ligeti’s madcap, end-of-the-world opera Le Grand Macabre is one of the 20th century's most compelling works of musical theater. Its grotesque, fantastical flavor is distilled in a short spinoff, Mysteries of the Macabre , which combines the col...
8 Dec 2010
The Blog at Carnegie Hall
On December 19, Ensemble ACJW will join forces with Sir Simon Rattle, violinist Christian Tetzlaff, and soprano Barbara Hannigan to perform a program of works by Rameau, Ligeti, and Richard Strauss. Two members of the ensemble--Brian Ellingsen and...
29 Sep 2010
The Blog at Carnegie Hall
The new fellows of The Academy --a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education--have arrived! Through a rigorous application and audition process...
18 Sep 2010
Interchanging Idioms
JEFF NELSEN, horn IK-HWAN BAE, violin NAOMI KUDO, piano “A MUST HEAR performance which, I am sure, will be received with high musical and technical praise. Enjoy!” - Dale Clevenger, Principal Horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Openin...
9 May 2010
Interchanging Idioms
Founding Member Eugene Watts Continues in Key Role The CANADIAN BRASS is delighted to announce that trombonist Keith Dyrda is joining the group. Eugene Watts, co-founder of CANADIAN BRASS, introduces his successor: "I had been keeping my eyes a...
29 May 2009
Backstage Brass
By Brandon Ridenour How do you stand out as a soloist or chamber ensemble when there is limited repertoire written for your instrument(s)?  This is a common problem for many brass players.  One way around this problem is to create your own repe...
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Armstrong: Swing That Music
Gershwin: Walking the dog (Promenade)
Bebop Bach
Armstrong: Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Waller: Black and Blue
Gershwin: Strike up the Band
Scheidt: Echo
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo: Suite
Gabrieli: Canzoni per sonare con ogni sorte di stromenti
Gabrieli: Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1
Beethoven: Fur Elise
Handel: “Eternal Source of Light Divine” from Ode for the Birthday of Queen

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