Bradley Digel

Bradley DigelABC Academy of Music2019-04-22T12:33:24-04:00

Project Description

B.Mus (Glenn Gould, RCM) in-progress

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Brad quickly developed a taste for classical music in his youth. Early musical exposure from his favourite childhood cartoon “Bugs Bunny” caught his attention, and fell in love with the iconic modern orchestral sound. In grade seven, he joined his middle school music program and was instantly drawn to the Trumpet.

After four years, he decided to further his musical education and challenge himself with private lessons with his first teacher, Paul Jeffery. Obsessed with musical growth, he did everything possible to push himself to his limits. This includes piano lessons, choir, and Manitoba’s Honour Bands. At the end of twelfth grade, he was chosen as the winner of the Up Close and Orchestral competition, which included a tour of seven performances with The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

In 2017, he auditioned for The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, where he currently studies with Andrew McCandless. This summer, he will be one of four trumpet players in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

Get to know Bradley…Beyond the Bio!

Hobbies: Watching The Food Network, listening to unfamiliar music, and practicing
Musical influences: Phil Smith, Andrew McCandless, Valentina Lisitsa, Arthur Rubinstein
Favourite food: Sushi
Least favourite food: Mushrooms
Favourite music: Orchestral music
Favourite song: Anything by Mahler
Favourite movie: Anything by Quentin Tarantino
Favourite movie music: Interstellar
Favourite musical theatre/opera: Wicked and The Magic Flute respectively
Best quote from your teacher: “Have faith, trust and believe” -Andrew McCandless
Favourite quote: “Breathe to live and not to play” -Renold Schilke
Favourite book: Arban Complete Method for Trumpet
Latest Homework from Bradley

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Eliana

Eliana should practice 4-5 times per week for 30-45 mins per session.

Fur Elise

  • Keep a consistent tempo throughout the piece, count 1, 2, 3 to the 8th note

Song of the Cavalry

  • Focus on the 2nd line of 2nd page – familiarity with notes, and keep the staccato playing in the L.H.

Hungarian Dance

  • Learn the first page, hands together

Anastasiya

Anastasiya should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.

Song of the Scarecrow

  • Review

The Bubble

  • Practice and review the first 2 lines of music we learned in class, feel free to try the next line

Theory Book

  • Make sure we bring this book to every lesson!

Vivienne

Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.

Maple Leaf Rag

  • Fluency on the 2nd page!

Betty Ragtime

  • Work on the R.H. part alone up to the repeat sign.
  • work on L.H. part up to marked spot

Chantal

Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session

A Dozen A day

  • Weekly assigned exercises

Bubble

  • Review, and practice with dynamic changes

O Canada

  • Review the R.H. melody, and start putting hands together for the first 2 lines, and try playing hands together further

Alyssa

Alyssa should practice 4-5 times per week at 30 mins – 1 hr per session.

Technique

  • Use the correct fingering, play with accuracy, and clarity on everything with the metronome
  • Keep your knuckles and fingers up

You and I

  • Accuracy and fluency of notes, and try to voice the top note of all chords

In Church

  • Focus on the 2nd half of the piece, with the suggested and written fingerings on all chords, played legato – work on few bars at a time

Maria

Stand by Me

  • Keep practicing hands together – try to focus on the spots where we often stop/make a mistake

Calypso Carnival

  • Review the R.H. notes, and start learning the L.H. notes

Claire

Claire should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 30 mins per session.

Canon

  • ‘Breathe’ between phrases (long slurs), practicing playing singing-like, with dynamic changes

David

Turkish March

  • A major octave exercise
  • Add 2 more lines

Pathetique 2nd movement

  • Voicing – bring out the outer voices (soprano & bass) while keep the inner voices (alto & tenor) quiet
  • Keep the soprano voice legato, but don’t connect the filler notes to the melody notes



Eliana

Eliana should practice 4-5 times per week for 30-45 mins per session.

Fur Elise

  • Keep a consistent tempo throughout the piece, count 1, 2, 3 to the 8th note

Song of the Cavalry

  • Focus on the 2nd line of 2nd page – familiarity with notes, and keep the staccato playing in the L.H.

Hungarian Dance

  • Learn the first page, hands together

Anastasiya

Anastasiya should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.

Song of the Scarecrow

  • Review

The Bubble

  • Practice and review the first 2 lines of music we learned in class, feel free to try the next line

Theory Book

  • Make sure we bring this book to every lesson!

Vivienne

Vivienne should practice 4-5 times per week for 15-20 mins per session.

Maple Leaf Rag

  • Fluency on the 2nd page!

Betty Ragtime

  • Work on the R.H. part alone up to the repeat sign.
  • work on L.H. part up to marked spot

Chantal

Chantal should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 20 mins per session

A Dozen A day

  • Weekly assigned exercises

Bubble

  • Review, and practice with dynamic changes

O Canada

  • Review the R.H. melody, and start putting hands together for the first 2 lines, and try playing hands together further

Alyssa

Alyssa should practice 4-5 times per week at 30 mins – 1 hr per session.

Technique

  • Use the correct fingering, play with accuracy, and clarity on everything with the metronome
  • Keep your knuckles and fingers up

You and I

  • Accuracy and fluency of notes, and try to voice the top note of all chords

In Church

  • Focus on the 2nd half of the piece, with the suggested and written fingerings on all chords, played legato – work on few bars at a time

Maria

Stand by Me

  • Keep practicing hands together – try to focus on the spots where we often stop/make a mistake

Calypso Carnival

  • Review the R.H. notes, and start learning the L.H. notes

Claire

Claire should practice 4-5 times per week at 15 – 30 mins per session.

Canon

  • ‘Breathe’ between phrases (long slurs), practicing playing singing-like, with dynamic changes

David

Turkish March

  • A major octave exercise
  • Add 2 more lines

Pathetique 2nd movement

  • Voicing – bring out the outer voices (soprano & bass) while keep the inner voices (alto & tenor) quiet
  • Keep the soprano voice legato, but don’t connect the filler notes to the melody notes



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