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Artistic Development with Philip Harper

Come and listen to Philip Harper demystify the subject of Artistic Direction, particularly the role of 'the audience' in artistic thinking.


“In my 20 years developing as a band conductor, I have often thought deeply about what it is exactly I am trying to achieve - the essence of my art.  When BBE asked me to take a national lead on this very topic I was very excited to have the chance to share my experience in a way which could potentially benefit all levels of banding.  I'm very much looking forward to meeting a wide spectrum of many like-minded people across the country in these workshops, which I hope will be inspirational to all”.

Philip will discuss the importance to artistic leaders of self-learning, curious listening and wild imagination, as well as covering the basics of 'on the ground' artistic direction as a conductor working with bands in rehearsals.
Each topic will be illustrated with practical examples, including a live rehearsal session with a band.

Tickets are currently on sale for three regional Artistic Development days with Philip Harper, taking place in the Midlands (Loughborough), South East (Crawley) and the North East (Durham).

This training day is open to all, but is particularly aimed at Musical Directors and band committee members.  

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