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A series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end

Michael Pote

Michael Pote has proven himself to be one of the best ensemble rehearsal technicians in our profession. To have his concept, vision and routine in writing is a gift to all of us who stand in front of ensembles as conductors and music educators”  – Richard Saucedo – composer, conductor, educator  

A set of ensemble exercises designed to improve quality, clarity and balance of ensemble sound.

Based around the core concept of “isolating skills” the exercises lay out an easy to follow plan for developing stronger tone, balance and intonation skills in your ensemble. Sample lesson plans are included to help you and your staff stay consistent in instruction throughout the season. Clear descriptions of the “how” and “why” of each exercise will help you involve your students in the rehearsal process by encouraging student feedback. Includes both score with rehearsal concepts and individual parts with student reminders.



Also included with “foundations” is “masterclass – brass” and “masterclass – woodwinds.”

These essential exercises are designed to target specific brass skills and specific woodwind skills to round out your technique program.


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Process – Foundations

ensemble (digital copy-pdf)




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Fannin Musical Productions LLC
504 Lynnwood Street
Murray KY 42071

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Fannin Musical Productions LLC
504 Lynnwood Street
Murray KY 42071

You will receive PDF’s via email with in 7 days of receipt of your order.