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Performance and Pedagogy Blog

A blog about the performance and pedagogy of music.

Monday YouTube Fix: Lauren Veronie

Andrew Hitz

General wisdom states that all euphonium solos are either Danny Boy or faster than hell.  The end of Napoli certainly fits the bill for the later of those two descriptions. I had the privilege of meeting Lauren when the US Army Field Band and Boston Brass collaborated a few years ago and have been a big fan of both her playing and her blog/travel log ever since.  I stumbled on this clip when surfing YouTube and was very impressed.  When I hear playing as controlled and effortless as her's I take note and try to apply it to my own playing.

I've played for many audiences as old as the one that she is performing for and I realize how hard it is to make that demographic react that strongly to a performance (including a standing ovation!) But when you play like that anyone and everyone will react.

Enjoy!

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