Bradley Digel

Bradley DigelABC Academy of Music2019-10-03T19:42:34-04:00

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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Abi

Hi Abi,

Here’s your HW for the week.

Clarke 1 (#7,1) and 2 (#27,32,34) – Smooth connected, consistent air

Getchell – First study. Good tone, clear articulation, consistent smooth air

Links to both books:

https://5dvmmq.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mO-4pofxzlVJMxlvOr2ej_lJ3MH_qRvkRurWtUrbfmaDbkBRD3KBpMqJTainohqEMWZ0Mmb_PoLctizLT3Fqs9LJKopLO298ZMJo5-GX9-KVIbNf1Yhq9X4lMAVT6Y_1C1nxaepoDK7MA11MjqljRnMJuVIktn-_VwOLa9htj9bsQEavf2kxE5dSYhIMnCyUOhAyKT3He1sND1UFGJ5C7_w/Getchell%20-%201st%20Book%20of%20Practical%20Studies.pdf?download&psid=1

http://ks.petruccimusiclibrary.org/files/imglnks/usimg/5/53/IMSLP340778-SIBLEY1802.28663.653c-MT445.C598_T25_1912.pdf

Also, try to listen to some trumpet players this week. I think it’ll help you get an idea of a sound you like so you can have it in your ear. You can look for solo rep or orchestral if you would like. Here are some suggestions for both:

Solo:

Wanton Marsalis, Allison Balsam, Håkan Hardenberger, Thomas Hooten, Philip Smith

Orchestra:

Any Bernstein recording with New York (Philip Smith usually plays in these)

Berlin Philharmonic after 2004 (Gabor Tarkovi plays in these)

Isaac, Gabe and Steve

Hi guys,

Here’s your HW for the week.

Steven:

Scales – C Major HS 1 octave with arpeggio, F Major HS 1 octave, G Major HS 1 octave, D Minor HS 1 octave

Pieces – Surprise Symphony, focus on solidifying the second line. Mouse in the clock, keep last line super quiet! New: Bedtime Boogie Woogie, practice slow learning the notes.

Gabe:

Scales and arpeggios – C Major 1 Octaves HS, D minor 1 octave HS, G Major 1 Octaves HS, G minor 1 octave HS, Chromatic starting on F# 2 octave HS

Pieces – Bach. Continue to work away at right notes and consistent rhythm

Isaac:

Scales – C Major 2 Octaves HT, D Minor 1 Octave HT, D Major 1 Octave HT, F# minor 1 octave HS

Pieces – Bach. Try the beginning hands together, continue to get the chromatic parts near the end comfortable. Also, find another piece that you find fun that you would like to work on for next week!

Have a good week!

Homework for 13-20 Sept.

Hi! I will list all three of the boys in the same post for convenice for both of us.

Isaac:

Scales – D Major, C Major, F Minor hands separate slowly.

Pieces – I have a link to the RCM syllabus below. I would like Isaac to listen to some pieces at level 4 RCM for something he likes. I will also come next week with a few ideas since he was away last week.

Gabriel:

Scales – Bb Major, C Major, D Minor hands separate slowly.

Pieces – Prelude in C – Bach; practice slowly and focus on correct rhythm and smooth connected notes.

Steven:

Scales – D Major, G Minor hands separate slowly.

Pieces – Polonaise in G Minor – Bach; work slowly hands separate and focus on correct rhythm with consistent, steady time. Using a metronome will aid in making sure that this is done well.

I will attach links to the two pieces Gabriel and Steven are working on below, as well as a PDF of a guide on the fingerings for ALL keys, major and minor. Thanks!

http://rachelspianostudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Major-Scale-Fingering-One-Octave.pdf

http://rachelspianostudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Minor-Scale-Fingerings.pdf

https://www.mutopiaproject.org/ftp/BachJS/BWVAnh119/BWV-119/BWV-119-a4.pdf

http://ks.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/6/6e/IMSLP587162-PMLP738674-39087032500383score.pdf

https://files.rcmusic.com//sites/default/files/files/RCM-Piano-Syllabus-2015.pdf

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