Read the article "Craig Brenner at the Piano" by Lee Edgren beginning on page 10 in the Oct. - Dec. 2013 issue of INto Art - http://issuu.com/intoart/docs/ia-1013
Craig Wins 2nd Indiana Arts GrantCraig received his second Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission for fiscal year 2012 for his project, "High School Jazz Musicians Pay Tribute to New Orleans, the Birthplace of Jazz." The grant enabled him to arrange "Homage to New Orleans" for performance by students in the Bloomington High School South Jazz Band, and make a recording of the students performing the piece in concert for viewing on YouTube using equipment and software purchased with the grant. The music will also be available for other high school band programs.
BHSS Band Director Robert Dubinski directed the performance by the BHSS Jazz Band in concert on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Carmichael Auditorium at Bloomington High School South, Bloomington, IN. Scroll down to view photos of the band rehearsing and performing "Homage to New Orleans." Watch a video of the performance on YouTube at http://youtu.be/wl7w2DE_z_k. You can also watch the video with introductory comments by Band Director Robert Dubinski at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAh00zRBvhc.
This activity was made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.