This week we are highlighting a new grade 1 piece from Mark Barnard, The Low-Two Tango.
The Low-Two Tango presents an enjoyable way to drill and reinforce new D minor finger patterns with both melody and accompaniment opportunities for all string sections. As well, the lively tango presents an engaging opportunity to showcase new performance skills for family and friends!
About Mark Barnard
As a music educator, Mark Barnard has directed school and youth orchestras throughout the country, served as an educational guest conductor, clinician and presenter at state conventions and the American String Teachers National Conference. As a composer, arranger, and music editor, Mark Barnard has created numerous instrumental, choral and keyboard publications. His compositions and arrangements for educational orchestras have been featured and performed at the Midwest Clinic, Interlochen Center for the Arts and many conventions and festivals worldwide. A graduate of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the New England Conservatory, Mark studied under artistic directors Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Lewis and Michael Tilson Thomas in the orchestra at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and was a member of the artistic and administrative team with Michael Tilson Thomas that launched the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy.