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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 9:06 PM EST

Triple Play's Workshops & Clinics:

Triple Play excels in playing accessible assemblies for students of all ages and can lead Master Classes, Workshops and Clinics on a variety of topics, including:

1. Coaching Jazz Ensembles. Many times Triple Play has listened to, critiqued and joined high school and junior high jazz bands to encourage and inspire students to improvise.

2. The Evolution of the Blues

3. Exploring Odd Times, Continuing the Brubeck Tradition. Chris, Joel and Madcat discuss their performances with Dave Brubeck through the years and demonstrate their unique ability to play in unusual time signatures. 

4. Classical Guitar Master Classes (Joel Brown)

5. Trombone Master Class (Chris Brubeck

6. Harmonica Master Class (Peter Madcat Ruth)

7. Composition Master Classes: (Chris Brubeck)

• Creating a Commission in the Real World An entertaining description of Interplay for Three Violins and Orchestra commissioned by The Boston Pops for violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Regina Carter and Eileen Ivers including showing award winning broadcast of their performance on PBS´ "Evening at Pops"

• Setting Lyrics & Poems to Music - Chris has received several Meet the Composer grants utilizing children´s poetry including the well-reviewed River of Song written for Frederica von Stade.

• Composing "Outside the Box" Insights into creating "Ansel Adams: America" - The marriage of image and music.

• "Mark Twain´s World: A Symphonic Journey for Genuine Thespians" - Lecture/Demo by Chris Brubeck about America´s Master Writer and Chris´s groundbreaking composition for actors and orchestra.

• "Quiet Heroes: A Salute to the Flagraisers of Iwo Jima" - Lecture/Demo by Chris Brubeck about writing this patriotic work inspired by the book "Flags of Our Fathers"