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Lectures on William Vacchiano © 2016 Brian A. Shook

Presented by Brian A. Shook

Brian Shook’s lecture is very possibly the finest presentation we have had at UNT.
Keith Johnson
The following topics are covered throughout the lecture:
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  • Home videos of Vacchiano telling stories
  • Vacchiano's pedagogical lineage
  • Analysis of demonstrative recordings and videos
  • Vacchiano's pedagogy (rules of orchestral performance, transposition, articulation, tone production, phrasing, etc.)
  • Orchestral excerpts according to Vacchiano
  • Description of a typical lesson with Vacchiano
  • Leadership, on and off the stage
  • Vacchiano's use of equipment and mouthpieces--one of the secrets to his success
  • Reflections on being principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic
  • Life lessons that Vacchiano lived and taught
  • Recollections for former students, colleagues, family, and friends
  • Rare photographs (not included on this website)
  • Q&A session

Institutions that have hosted lectures on William Vacchiano:

If you are interested in having a lecture at your institution, please contact Brian Shook.