PMI+

Online Masterclass Series

Details

July 5-10, 2021 via Zoom
Daily from 9:30-11:00am HST

also includes “Jam with Jake” on July 14th at 1:00pm

Overview

PMI+ provides students an intensive online learning experience featuring classes taught be renowned musicians from around the globe! A six-day online experience, PMI+ provides students classes in performance anxiety management, improvisation and how to build a social media presence as a budding musician!

Classes are taught by Bill Williams, the former dean of the New World Symphony, social entrepreneurs, Drew Tucker and Drew Forde (“ThatViolaKid”),” Juliana Athayde, concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Erik Behr, principal oboist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Toby Oft, principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony and more. 

In addition to these online learning opportunities, students will also participate in online rehearsals for a newly commissioned work based on Hawaiian themes! PMI+ will provide students from across the globe access to a wealth of information and experiences; additionally, students will learn about Hawaiian culture and our lovely islands!

PMI+ is included in all in-person programs.

Requirements

Eligible instruments include violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophones, french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, and ukulele.

Students entering 6th grade and up with at least 1 year of experience on their instrument.

SESSIONS

HAWAIIANA
Jace Saplan
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The Art of Performance: Performing at a Consistently High Level When it Matters Most
Bill Williams
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IMPROVISATION
Duane Padilla
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#PlayHomiePlay
Drew Forde
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UKULELE WORKSHOP
Jake Shimabukuro
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STRINGS CLINIC
Juliana Athayde
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WOODWINDS CLINIC
Erik Behr
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BRASS CLINIC
Toby Oft
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Bill Williams, former dean of the New World Symphony
 

If you find yourself leaving your ‘best’ performances in the practice room, you’re not alone.

Performers dedicate years of their lives to honing their technical and musical gifts, yet their preparation for important events like recitals, competitions and auditions can come up short.  For many, dedicated practice is necessary but not sufficient.  It’s not about quantity of practice, but the quality of practice and event preparation.
 
In his interactive Art of Performance workshop, renowned trumpeter and performance coach Bill Williams (M.A.) will share insights gifted musicians can use to improve their performance under pressure. Participants will learn about the fundamental connection between stress, focus and performance.  They will also have the opportunity to learn about tools that effectively and consistently mitigate the impact of stress on their performance.
Drew Forde, @thatviolakid, violist, creator, storyteller
 

Building an authentic brand through telling your true story. In the age of social media, everyone is a media company. Channel your lived experience into a story that adds value to your greater community.

Schedule

Monday 5th, 9:30am: Hawaiiana

Tuesday 6th, 9:30am: Building a Career

Wednesday 7th, 9:30am: The Art of Performance

Thursday 8th, 9:30am: Improvisation

Friday 9th, 9:30am: #PlayHomiePlay

Saturday 10th, 9:30am: Instrument Clinics

Juliana Athayde, strings
Erik Behr, woodwinds
Toby Oft, brass
Drew Tucker, percussion

Wednesday 14th, 1:00pm: Jam with Jake