Lectures and demonstrations about Alexander Technique for performers set April 13, 14Alexander Technique master teacher John Henes will present two combination lectures and demonstrations dealing with improving performance technique on Monday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 14 at 11 a.m.
The free lectures are part of TTU’s Center Stage series and will be held in the Bryan Fine Arts Building.
The Alexander Technique enhances performance to become more fluid and lively by improving freedom of movement and coordination for musicians and is taught at many schools of music including the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York, Royal College of Music in London, and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
World-famous musicians endorse the Alexander Technique including violinist Yehudi Menuhin, Paul McCartney, Sting, guitarist Julian Bream, and flutist James Galway.
Guest lecturer John Henes is a master teacher for the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, London, England, and the American Society of the Alexander Technique and has conducted master classes for professional and amateur musicians throughout the U.S. and in Europe.
John Henes teaches Alexander Technique at Northwestern University, DePaul University, and the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Henes is a former member of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, U.S. Army Field Band of Washington. D.C. and has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Bolshoi Ballet, and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra.
He has taught trumpet at Northwestern University, Duke University, North Park College and the American Conservatory of Music, and his former students play in major orchestras and opera companies worldwide including the Chicago Symphony, Chicago Lyric Opera, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic.
For further information contact Charles Decker, TTU trumpet professor, at 372-3711.