Professional Development Session: Tricks of the Trade​

March 16, 2022 @ 3:00PM — 4:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

​ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel leads a session on orchestration, exploring Steven Gerber’s article “Tricks of the Trade”

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Professional Development Session: Steven Gerber’s “Tricks of the Trade”

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ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel explores the basics of orchestration through the lens of composer Steven R. Gerber’s NewMusicBox article “Orchestration: Composers Reveal Tricks of the Trade.” Useful for composers new and old to orchestration, Bermel explores the staples of orchestration with various score examples.

Twice Grammy-nominated composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel has become recognized as a dynamic and unconventional curator of concert series, via ACO’s concert season, SONiC Festival, Earshot Readings, and Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute. His honors include the Rome Prize, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, Herb Alpert Award, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.