II Level Diploma WIND ENSEMBLE ARRANGEMENT
Through an interview the candidate should prove its knowledge of wind instruments’ repertoire (chamber music, orchestra and marching band). In particular, related to the different music styles and historical ages main features.
Possible marching band previous experience should be assessed and, specifically, candidate’s knowledge over marching band’s original repertoire from last century.
By several tests it will be essential to prove the following skills:
a) conducting gestures expression skills.
b) identification skills – by simple listening – about orchestra timbres, harmonic and melodic structure, styles.
c) score reading skills on the piano, with analytical purpose, of piano and chamber music compositions from various historical ages.
It should be assessed possible music pieces and band transcriptions previously composed by the candidate.