FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2008
CONTACT: Tim Musselman, (615) 898-2493
INNER GAME OF MUSIC AUTHOR GREEN PLANS FREE WORKSHOPS
Double Bassist Visits MTSU April 18-19 for Free, Open Events; Reservations Required
(MURFREESBORO)—Clinician and double bassist Barry Green, author of The Inner Game of Music and Mastery of Music, will present various workshops and master classes April 18-19 in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, Room 173, of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
A California native, Green’s Friday, April 18, presentations include an Inner Game overview at 9 a.m.; musical coaching from Inner Game techniques at 10:15 a.m.; Music Alive, “Reaching the Mountain Top,” at 1 p.m.; and musical coaching from Inner Game and Music Alive techniques at 2:15 p.m.
On Saturday, April 19, Green will present another musical coaching from Inner Game and Music Alive techniques at 9 a.m. and a music workshop titled “Ten Pathways to True Artistry” at 10:15 a.m. He will close with a 1 p.m. master class for the string bass.
Says Green: "The Inner Game, in terms of music, has to do with avoiding voices of doubt, judgment and confusion so that one can listen to and feel the music as they play."
Green served as principal bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years. As former executive director of the International Society of Bassists, he currently directs a young bassist program for the San Francisco Symphony Education Department and teaches privately at Stanley Intermediate in Lafayette and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also has organized the Northern California Bass Club.
Principal bassist with the California Symphony and the Sun Valley Idaho Summer Symphony and active as a bass soloist and teacher, Green performs for young audiences in schools in the Bay Area as well as performs bass workshops and concerts on tour.
Green' s book, The Inner Game of Music with W. Timothy Gallwey, was published by Doubleday and deals with musicians reaching their potential in performance and learning. He has written seven Inner Game of Music Workbooks published by GIA Music for keyboard, voice, instruments and ensembles.
His book, The Mastery of Music, Ten Pathways to True Artistry, is based on interviews with more than 120 world famous musicians on topics of courage, passion, creativity, discipline and humility. It deals with qualities of greatness from the human spirit that transcends all professions. Jazz and classical artists interviewed include Dave Brubeck, Bobby McFerrin, Joshua Bell, Frederica von Stade, Christopher Parkening, Evelyn Glennie, Jeffrey Kahane and many more.
• All master classes and workshops are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Deanna Little at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-898-2473 by April 15, 2008.
For more information on Green, visit www.innergameofmusic.com. For additional information on other events in the MTSU School of Music, visit www.mtsumusic.com or call 615-898-2493.