Large Contemporary Music Ensemble

Program Outline

The LCME explores a wide variety of contemporary musical genres in Folk, Pop, Rock, Jazz & Fusion. Classes will be facilitated by the director but much emphasis will be given to self-directed rehearsals, arrangements and repertoire ideas. A ‘professional’ approach will be expected by all members regarding preparedness and attendance and everyone will be encouraged to participate in decision making taking personal responsibility for the direction of the ensemble. A short performance of selected material will conclude each term.

MEMBERS: 1. Students in the Diploma in Music Performance Program choosing the LCME for their Large Ensemble credit. 2. Members of the Community – by audition.

Program Details

Term 1: Sep 3 - Dec 3
Term 2: Jan 7 - Apr 7

Tue • 11:30am - 2:30pm • Downtown
$262/term

Instructor

Joey Smith

After touring for two and a half years with the Glenn Miller Orchestra as bassist and arranger, Joey Smith was married in Victoria and moved to Rochester, N.Y. to pursue graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. For the past 18 years he has been bassist for many local groups and has collaborated with various artists during their stops in Victoria. Joey has written numerous arrangements for such groups as the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Victoria Symphony, also arranging some of the music for the Commonwealth Games in 1994. Currently, several of his arrangements appear on recordings by (…)