Playing as an Ensemble One Instrument at a Time

“How do I keep students playing their instruments on music that is meant to be performed as an ensemble?”

This is just one of the questions that presented itself to Glenn Pohland, DMA, associate professor of music, as he was no longer able to have in-person rehearsals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After some trial and error, Pohland is beginning to find ways to make the most of the tools available as students are sheltering in place.

“We are currently working on a project that involves all of the students playing their parts of an ensemble piece along with a provided click track,” Pohland explained. “The next step involves merging these video/audio files into a virtual performance.”

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