One of the tasks of the Citizen Musician Fellows is to conceive of and coordinate training sessions – like master classes or mock auditions – for members of the Civic led by CSO musicians. On Wednesday, December 4, nineteen regular and associate Civic brass players had a two hour training session with CSO principal trumpet, Chris Martin. By the end, we were all smiling – even though our chops were exhausted – and had learned more about how to play together, a skill and a sound concept I hope we continue to develop over the rest of the season.

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