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All State Band Recording Project

Welcome to the University of South Carolina's All-State Band Recording Project resource page.

All-State Preparation

You can hear recordings of all etudes and percussion fundamentals required for the 2013-14 All-State Band Auditions performed by the world-class faculty of the USC School of Music below. You can also download written performance notes to aid in the preparation of these etudes.

You are encouraged to visit each faculty member's page, which includes their biographical and contact information. You may contact any member of the applied faculty with questions about all-state preparation, your instrument, or about the nationally and internationally recognized University of South Carolina School of Music. 

Please direct general questions and comments about the All-State Recording Project to:
Michael Harley, coordinator, USC All-State Band Recording Project
mharley@mozart.sc.edu

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Jennifer Parker-Harley

Flute

Jennifer Parker-Harley is an active recitalist and prizewinner in several national competitions. She is a frequent performer at the National Flute Association's annual convention and in schools and music series across the country.

Junior Flute
 
Clinic Flute
 
Senior Flute
 

Rebecca Schalk Nagel

Oboe

Assistant dean, Rebecca Schalk Nagel has performed across the U.S. and in Europe with the Bethlehem Bach Choir and the New York City Opera National Company. As director of Spark: Carolina's Music Leadership Laboratory, Nagel explores new ways for students to engage with their communities. For more help with all-state preparation, consider attending SC Double Reed Day, Saturday, Nov. 9.  For details and a registration form, please see the Double Reed Day link to the right.

Junior Oboe
 
Clinic Oboe
 
Senior Oboe
 

Joseph Eller

Clarinet

Clarinetist Joseph Eller has performed solo and chamber music recitals throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. He has recorded on the Centaur, Vestige, Beauport Classical and Allgood labels.

Junior Clarinet
 
Clinic Clarinet
 
Senior Clarinet
 

Bass Clarinet

Professor Joe Eller recorded the junior bass clarinet etude.  The clinic and senior etudes were recorded by William Casada, former graduate assistant at USC.

Junior Bass Clarinet
 
Clinic Bass Clarinet
 
Senior Bass Clarinet
 

Michael Harley

Bassoon

Bassoonist Michael Harley is artistic director of the award-winning Southern Exposure New Music Series. A proponent of contemporary music, he has worked with and premiered pieces by many of today’s most distinguished composers. For more help with all-state preparation, consider attending SC Double Reed Day, Saturday, Nov. 9.  For details and a registration form, please see the Double Reed Day link to the right.

Junior Bassoon
 
Clinic Bassoon
 
Senior Bassoon
 

Clifforf Leaman

Saxophones

Clifford Leaman is in great demand as a soloist and clinician and has performed and taught worldwide. An avid supporter of contemporary music, Leaman has commissioned and given world premiere performances of numerous works.

Junior Saxophone
 
Clinic Saxophone
 
Senior Saxophone
 

James Ackley

Trumpet

James Ackley is a Yamaha Artist and Clinician, having performed in more than 25 countries with ensembles that include the Moscow State Radio Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and the Bogota Philharmonic, among others. He has numerous recordings to his credit and has been nominated for a Grammy.

Junior Trumpet
 
Clinic Trumpet
 
Senior Trumpet
 

Robert Pruzin

Horn

Robert Pruzin is principal horn in the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra and, for 10 years, was the artist-in-residence at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. His “Bring Mozart Alive!” exposes Carolina's schoolchildren to the the great composer’s works. The clinic and senior horn etudes were recorded by Rachel Romero, senior horn major at USC.

Junior Horn
 
Clinic Horn
 
Senior Horn
 

Brad Edwards

Trombone/Euphonium

Brad Edwards has been a featured trombone soloist with U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force bands. He has performed with Ray Charles and Dave Brubeck. His latest album “Trombone and …” features concert duets with a variety of other instruments.

Junior Trombone/Euph
 
Clinic Trombone/Euph
 
Senior Trombone/Euph
 

Ronald Davis

Tuba

Ronald Davis is principal tubist with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra and coordinates USC’s brass teaching division. Davis joined USC’s faculty in 1985 and was a founding member of The Tubadours, the first professional tuba quartet to play at Disneyland.

Junior Tuba
 
Clinic Tuba
 
Senior Tuba
 

Scott Herring

Percussion

Scott Herring directs the percussion area, Percussion Ensemble and Palmetto Pans Steel Band. He performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and was a member of the Northwestern University Graduate Percussion Quartet, which traveled to Germany and London for performances. Herring frequently appears as a guest artist with university percussion ensembles across the U.S. and has presented concerts and clinics at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.

Junior Snare
 
Clinic Snare
 
Senior Snare
 
Junior Mallets
 
Clinic Mallets
 
Senior Mallets
 
Junior Timpani
 
Clinic Timpani
 
Senior Timpani
 
Junior Rudiments
 
Clinic Rudiments
 
Senior Rudiments
 
Snare Long Roll
 



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