Reaching Out: A Musician's Guide to Interactive Performance

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9780073401386: Reaching Out: A Musician's Guide to Interactive Performance

Connect with and captivate concert audiences as never before with Reaching Out, the groundbreaking new guide to audience engagement and interactive performance for musicians. Author David Wallace shares the techniques he has taught at The Juilliard School and used with orchestras and conservatories around the world for reaching out to any audience regardless of demographics and musical expertise and enriching their concert experience through interaction. Featuring real-life examples, concert transcripts, and an Interactive Concert Checklist, this text gives performing musicians the tools they need to put these techniques to practice and design programs that give their audiences a deeper experience and appreciation of music.

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If you are a serious musician who wants to give your audience a deeper experience of music, this book is for you.  Let's go out and open some ears!

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Imagine an audience that is really listening. Without compromising musical sophistication, you engage listeners of every age and experience level so that they enthusiastically embrace- and even perform or create- complex musical masterworks. Their applause and excitement rivals the crowds at major athletic events. They leave the performance gratified and have a new understanding and appreciation of music; you know you have reached them successfully.

This is no fantasy. Major conservatories and performers have developed entirely new ways to connect with and captivate audiences.

David Wallace has been teaching these techniques at The Juilliard School and to orchestras and conservatories around the world. For the first time, "Reaching Out" gives you access to the ground-breaking principles that will revolutionize your approach to audience engagement and interactive performance.
ENDORSEMENTS:"Reaching Out will make a tremendous contribution to the growth in quality of arts education programs."

-Polly Kahn, Vice President American Symphony Orchestra League
"A must-read for any musician who wants to extend his or her audience beyond the traditional concert hall."
-Rebecca Charnow, Director of Educational Outreach at the Manhattan School of Music
"The principles of Reaching Out have revolutionized my children's concerts."
-William Prinzing Briggs; Conductor and Music Director, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras
"David Wallace has made a major contribution to the field of orchestra education with this book."
-Jessica Balboni, Director, Educational Initiatives, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
"One of those rare, lovely occasions when the right ideas, the right messenger, and the right timing all come together to make a real impact on the future of classical music."
-Eric Booth, faculty, The Juilliard School; columnist, Chamber Music America

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