6253
Carmel Valley
Road Scholar Big Band
Join a professional conductor and fellow Road Scholars for the Big Band adventure of a lifetime! You’ll enjoy small-group rehearsals, expert instruction and put on a live performance!
Rating (5)
Program No. 6253RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
665
Getting There
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At a Glance

Make music with us at Hidden Valley Music Seminars. Big band players gather to participate in rehearsals and performances under the guidance of a seasoned professional conductor/teacher. The week will be filled with inspiring musical sessions and culminate with a big band dinner dance. The skill level of enrolled participants will guide repertoire selections. The conductor will tailor his approach to the rehearsals to participants’ skills and interests.
Activity Level
Easy
Minimal walking on flat terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Expert conductors offer pointers and constructive critique during group rehearsals.
  • Join in small ensemble free-lancing during the non-rehearsal periods.
  • Delight in a chance to perform with fellow Road Scholars, culminating a week of rehearsals and camaraderie.

General Notes

Repertoire will be selected at the beginning of the program in order to accommodate the number of participants and their skills. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Craig Buhler
For the past 15 years, Craig Buhler has been a full-time instructor in clarinet, saxophone, flute, ear training, and improvisation. He is the director of the 17-piece Stardust Dance Band — where he plays first tenor sax — as well as big bands at Camp Heebie Jeebies and the Northwest Big Band Workshop. Craig has released nine CDs and is a charter member of the rock band, “HONK,” a group that has performed with the Beach Boys, Loggins & Messina, Jackson Browne and others.
Craig Buhler