Tony Plog visits Georgia State University in Atlanta
On Friday, January 18, the Georgia State University School of Music hosted renowned composer and trumpeter Anthony Plog.
Plog taught lessons to GSU brass and composition students and coached brass students in a master class in which he offered insight on performing with confidence and discussed the concept of deep, efficient practice. Plog stressed the utility of singing phrases before playing in order to produce more beautiful musical lines. Students also had the opportunity to talk with Plog over lunch. Later in the day he presented a session to the GSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble on making a career in music, during which he noted the importance of practicing properly and regularly, having musical heroes, and acquiring knowledge about great musicians.
Source: Zachary Marino (undergraduate student), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA