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TUBA OPEN GOLF BRASS BENEFIT

www.gettysburgbrassbandfestival.com
June 12, 2015

Play in the Tuba Open Brass Benefit as you make golf part of your visit to the 2015 Gettysburg Brass Band Festival in "historic" Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 11 - 14. View the brass festival web site - www.gettysburgbrassbandfestival.com - for complete schedule and Tuba Open registration.

2015 International Euphonium Tuba (IET) Festival

www.ietfestival.com
June 21, 2015

The International Euphonium Tuba Festival (IET) welcomes players from around the world for a week of motivation and inspiration in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants include college undergraduate and graduate students, high school players, and motivated recreational players. EVERYONE will work closely with some of the best players and teachers in the world! Spend a full week becoming the best musician possible!! 2015 Guest Artists and Teachers Brian Bowman - University of North Texas David Childs - Royal Welsh College of Music Lauren Veronie Curran - The US Army Field Band Adam Frey - Georgia State, Reinhardt & Emory Universities Brian Meixner - Highpoint University Don Palmire - Principal Euphonium, The US Army Band Ron Davis - South Carolina Philharmonic, USC James Gourlay - Artistic Director, River City Brass Band Jay Hunsberger - Sarasota Orchestra, Univ of South Florida Igor Krivokapic - Composer and Helicon Specialist Patrick Sheridan - International Tuba Soloist, The Brass Gym

Pokorny Low Brass Seminar

http://www.redlands.edu/academics/school-of-music/Pokorny_Brass_Seminar.aspx#.VDvvROepojE
June 28, 2015

Pokorny Low Brass Seminar June 28 - July 3, 2015 Gene Pokorny, tuba, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sergio Carolino, tuba, Porto National Orchestra Timothy Higgins, principal trombone, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Randall Hawes, bass trombone, Detroit Symphony Andrew Glendening, trombone, University of Redlands Scott Sutherland, tuba, University of Redlands and Presidio Brass Special Guest Faculty James Miller, associate principal trombone, Los Angeles Philharmonic John Lofton, bass trombone, Los Angeles Philharmonic Unlike many festival type opportunities, this is an intense workshop for low brass players to really engage a wide range of musical, stylistic, technical and professional issues in-depth with unprecedented access to some of the most respected low brass players. In past years the performers have included professional symphony musicians, free-lancers, college teachers, graduate and undergraduate music majors, advanced high school students and dedicated amateurs. These broad perspectives have created wonderfully rich discussions that inspired and energized all of the participants. The curriculum consists of: %u2022 Faculty solo and ensemble recitals %u2022 Group warm-up classes %u2022 Masterclasses and Clinics %u2022 Orchestral section work and Mock Auditions Specifically, here are some of the areas we will explore: %u2022 Warm-ups and warm-ups that go way beyond %u2022 Sensitivity in balancing brass ensembles and particularly an orchestral low brass section %u2022 What is correct vs. What is traditional (!) %u2022 Team playing and the musical brain. %u2022 Our responsibility to the art and to the future of it %u2022 The importance of clarity %u201Cout front%u201D %u2022 The art of listening (i.e. to finally HEAR what you have been listening to) %u2022 Solos and Interpretation (i.e. getting away from fat-free, taste free, style-free playing) %u2022 Life and Livelihood: the balancing act %u2022 Guacamole, trains, astronomy and %u201CThe Search for Intelligent Life in the Modern Day Symphony Orchestra%u201D You can attend the Pokorny Low Brass Seminar as a Performer, Auditor or as a participant in the Pre-College Program. All participants play in the warm-up and large ensembles and can attend any of the sessions. A limited number of performers will be accepted by audition or professional recommendation to perform in the Master Classes. Pre-College Program participants will attend all of the talks and concerts, but will have a special set of masterclasses designed specially for the younger student. To apply as a performer, complete the application and submit the $35 application fee along with a one-page resume and a recording of 2 contrasting solo passages and 5 standard orchestral excerpts by April 1, 2014. Recordings can be submitted by CD or via the web suing Dropbox, YouTube, or a similar application. The remainder of tuition will be due upon acceptance. Experienced professionals and college faculty may apply by resume and professional reference. To do so, contact Dr. Andrew Glendening directly at Andrew_Glendening@redlands.edu. Performers will be notified by April 15, 2014. Tuition for performers is $900 including room and board. $700 without room and board. The Seminar begins at noon on June 29th and continues through 5pm on Thursday, July 3rd. To audit the Seminar, complete the application and return with the appropriate fee. Auditors may choose to attend daily for $100 per day or for the entire workshop for $300. On campus housing is available either by day or for the seminar. Pre-College Seminar Program: High school age brass players can now attend the Pre-College Seminar. Directed by Scott Sutherland, the Pre-College program includes many of the clinics and concerts from the Pokorny Low Brass Seminar plus special workshops and ensembles for the high school age low brass players. The Pre-College Seminar will begin on Saturday, June 28th and conclude on Thursday, July 3rd. Cost for the program is $600 including room and board or $375 for commuting students. Download the Pre-College Seminar Program application form. Pre-College Registration Form (pdf) For more information call (909) 748-8700.

2015 MMI - TUBA EUPHONIUM ACADEMY

www.tubaeuphoniumacademy.com
July 5, 2015

2015 MMI - TUBA EUPHONIUM ACADEMY
Michael S. Milnarik, founder/director
July 5-18, 2015 (full experience - individual & ensemble)
July 5-11, 2015 (individual focus)
Nichols College • Dudley, MA
www.tubaeuphoniumacademy.com


2015 is our 11th year of presenting educational summer brass programs! Get down to the nitty gritty of your individual playing! All levels of players are represented - high school, college and excited part time players! Come enhance your current level of individual artistry and then perform in a small brass chamber group (all brass instruments) to increase your ensemble skills and learn the business of putting together your own group, booking your own gigs, and various ways to present programs to a modern audience! You will come away from this program having improved, feeling better about your playing, feeling better about yourself, AND - while you're at it - you'll be able to GEEK OUT over all things tuba and euphonium!! What's better than THAT? Certainly NOT oboe camp! Clinics, masterclasses, performances, work with a professional pianist, questions answered, and more! ARTISTS: Roland Fröscher (euphonium), Brandon Jones (euphonium), John Manning (tuba) and Michael S. Milnarik (tuba). GUEST ENSEMBLES: INNOVATA brass & percussion / Toobis Groovis New Orleans Style Brass Band and more! LEARN AND HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME! Visit our website for more information, deadlines and application!

2015 MMI - BRASS SPLASH! BRASS ENSEMBLE ACADEMY

www.brasssplash.com
July 12, 2015

2015 MMI - BRASS SPLASH! BRASS ENSEMBLE ACADEMY Michael S. Milnarik, founder/director July 12-18, 2015 Nichols College %u2022 Dudley, MA www.brasssplash.com 2015 is our 11th year of presenting educational summer brass programs! Ensemble playing from a practical standpoint! Have fun learning the important aspects of playing in a small, conductor-less group! Learn how to listen, how to communicate, rehearsal techniques, stage presence, the business of putting together your own group and booking your own gigs, and, most importantly - learn various ways to present programs to a modern audience! This is one of the most practical brass camps offered anywhere! All participants are assigned to ensembles based on their level and experience - by audition. Open to individuals (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, bass trombone and tuba) and pre-formed groups! Rehearsals, coachings, performances, clinics, masterclasses, tons of playing and more! GUEST ENSEMBLES: INNOVATA brass & percussion / Toobis Groovis New Orleans Style Brass Band and more! Lots of opportunities to ask questions! LEARN AND HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME! Visit our website for more information. deadlines and application!


RECENTLY EXPIRED EVENTS............

Tuba Ensemble Concert www.ohlone.edu
May 9, 2015
Pops in the Park! Saturday, May 9, 2015 %u2022 noon %u2022 Performance Pavilion, Central Park, Fremont Join the Ohlone Community Band and the Ohlone Tuba Ensemble for an eclectic free concert in the Pavilion near Lake Elizabeth in Central Park. The Ohlone Tuba Ensemble will open the program with fun pieces for the lower brass ensemble. The second part of the concert will spotlight the Ohlone Community Band. From Italian marches to American classics, the band will perform entertaining compositions. Music from Les Miserables, Saint-Saen%u2019s Danse Bacchanale, and trumpeter Gene Boyle performing Trumpeter%u2019s Lullaby will be highlights. Bring a blanket or chairs, and a picnic lunch, and enjoy an old-fashioned concert in the park. This concert is free to all %u2013 bring the family! Donations will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit www.OhloneCommunityBand.org.

Mike W. Roylance performs Vaughan Williams Concerto www.brocktonsymphony.org
May 3, 2015
Boston Symphony's celebrated Principal Tubist, Mike W. Roylance, stars in Brockton Symphony's musical journey to the British Isles, performing the lyrical and virtuosic Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto in F minor. Also including Walton's Crown Imperial March, Mendelssohn's Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) Overture, Parry's Symphony No. 3 The English, and the Suite from the Nicole Kidman/Tom Cruise movie Far and Away. At West Middle School, 271 West St, Brockton, MA, at 3:00 pm. Tickets: $20; $15 seniors/students; children under 12 FREE when accompanied by an adult. If there's room, you could also add: For more information, visit www.brocktonsymphony.org or call (508) 588-3841.

Commissioning Consortium for Tuba/Euphonium Quartet http://www.cooppress.net/page9/page385/index.html
April 19, 2015
It has been suggested that Sy Brandon compose an early college level composition for tuba/euphonium quartet. The title of the piece would be Emoticons and would be an aural representation of emotions in three movements. The first would be Jealousy and be at a fast tempo. The second would be Loneliness and would be slow and legato. The last would be Euphoria and be moderately fast and majestic. The composition would be 8-10 minutes total. Participation is only $25 with part of the fee refundable.

UNCSA Second Annual High School Chamber Brass Competition http://faculty.uncsa.edu/music/saxtonj/Events.html
April 12, 2015
UNC School of the Arts presents the Second Annual High School Chamber Brass Competition Sunday, April 12, 2015 with $2500 in Prize money. The day%u2019s events take place from 12:30 %u2013 7:00 pm in Watson Chamber Music Recital Hall on the UNCSA campus, Winston Salem, NC. Any high school chamber Brass group of 3 %u2013 5 players of like or mixed instrumentation is encouraged to register by March 20, 2015. Registration is $50 per group. The UNCSA Brass faculty will perform, adjudicate, clinic and give ratings and feedback for each group. Dr. Richard Cox will present "Performing to the Max", and Trumpet Faculty Judith Saxton will give a clinic on the Alexander Technique. Separk Music will be on site. For more information and to register: http://faculty.uncsa.edu/music/saxtonj/Events.html or email saxtonj@uncsa.edu You may also call 336 734-2921 for more details.

Bill Muter Tuba/Euphonium Symposium and Masterclass crossmen.org
March 21, 2015
Presented by Crossmen Productions, the 2015 Tuba/Euphonium Symposium and Masterclass will be held in San Antonio, TX on March 21st. Come join us for a day of tuba masterclasses, workshops and performances featuring tubist Bill Muter and vibraphone virtuoso Drew Tucker. Tuition is $100 and registration is available at crossmen.org. Bill Muter is an active performer, author, clinician and arts advocate. With a performance background as diverse as his audience, Bill maintains a schedule of over two hundred public performances a year in venues across North America, South Korea, Japan, Haiti and more. Bill currently performs as a tuba soloist and with his band "The Sharp Shooters." His solo album "Off Script" has labeled him a new driving force in the avant-garde and instrumental music scene. Off Script has been featured in the New Times, Italy's National Radio Station "Rai Radio Tre", JazzCorner, MTV Artists and more. Bill also toured for five years with the Tony and Emmy winning Broadway Show "Blast!" as a tuba soloist, "yellow tutu guy" and percussionist.

Carol Jantsch with the Albany (NY) Symphony www.albanysymphony.com
February 21, 2015
Carol Jantsch will perform both the Vaughan Williams "Concerto" and Michael Daugherty's "Reflections On the Mississippi" with the Albany (NY) Symphony. 2 performances: February 21 & 22, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy NY.

Knox/Lukowicz Tuba Recital http://www.wright.edu/events/tuba-recital-craig-knox-tom-lukowicz
February 17, 2015
Craig Knox will be performing a recital and masterclass at Wright State University on Tuesday, February 17 at 7 PM.

Holiday Extravaganza Concert http://ohlonewindorchestra.org
December 6, 2014
Holiday Extravaganza Concert! Saturday, December 6, 2014 %u2013 2 PM Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont CA Our always-popular Holiday Extravaganza concert includes performances from the Ohlone Community Band, Ohlone Wind Orchestra, Mission Peak Brass Band, and the Ohlone Tuba Ensemble! The repertoire includes lively interpretations of your favorites, new holiday tunes, and fun for the whole family. General admission tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors), and are available at the door or at www.SmithCenter.com or (510) 659-6031. Parking is $2.

SCMEA (Long Island, NY) Day of Tuba and Euphonium www.scmea.org/festivals/day-of-tuba-and-euphonium/
November 14, 2014
Suffolk County (NY) Music Educators Association's 34th Annual Howard Hovey Day of Tuba and Euphonium on Friday, Nov. 14. This year%u2019s guest artist is Dr. Aaron Tindall of Ithaca College. 300 High School, Middle School and Elementary School participants are expected, plus plenty of teachers, professionals and casual adult players. Rehearsals and clinics begin at 3:30 pm. The free concert begins 7:30 pm featuring Sunnyland Jazz Quartet with Bob Barta, John Klumpp, Art Hovey and Bob Hovey http://sunnylandjazz.com/, Aaron Tindall in recital http://faculty.ithaca.edu/atindall/, Long Island Tuba Quartet with Michael Canipe, Don Sherman, Jeff Furman, Zach deVries plus Tim Eckstrum http://longislandtubaquartet.com/, High School All-Star Ensemble, a Faculty Ensemble and the Massed Ensemble Finale. Matt Walters will be there from Dillon with a display, and the famous door prize raffle will feature all kinds of amazing merchandise. At Nesaquake Middle School in Smithtown, NY. Information, registration, directions at: http://www.scmea.org/festivals/day-of-tuba-and-euphonium/ %u2026 or contact Don Sherman or Tim Eckstrum: tubaday@scmea.org dndsherm@optonline.net timothyeckstrum@yahoo.com We honor the memory of Howard Hovey and Harvey Phillips, and send a shout-out to Bill Troiano and all the Troianos in Texas!

From the serpent to the tuba musik.kloster-michaelstein.de/de/kurse-konferenzen/kurse/kurs.html?course_id=2942
November 7, 2014
41st Academic Conference and 33rd Symposium on musical instrument making in Michaelstein Abbey. Topic: Development and use of low lip-vibrated wind instruments with holes and valves

The world of Tuba musik.kloster-michaelstein.de/de/kurse-konferenzen/kurse/kurs.html?course_id=3054
November 5, 2014
Workshop for low brass instruments with Michel Godard and Michael Vogt in Michaelstein Abbey / Germany.

Octubafest at Montclair State University www.montclairtubaeuphstudio.com
October 18, 2014
This year's Octubafest at MSU promises to be one of the best yet! Hosted by Jason Ham, the 2014 Octubafest celebration welcomes euphonium soloist Demondrae Thurman, as he appears with the MSU Wind Symphony in the premiere of Anthony Barfield's Concerto for Euphonium. Professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts from beginners to seniors are welcome at this year's event. For more information, visit the website or contact Jason Ham at jasondham1978@gmail.com.

American Brass Quintet in Recital https://events.juilliard.edu/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D137448424
October 16, 2014
Kevin Cobb and Louis Hanzlik, trumpets Eric Reed, French horn Michael Powell, trombone John D. Rojak, bass trombone With special guests Raymond Mase and David Wakefield Assisted by trombonist John Elizondo and bass trombonist Simon Wood Edited by Raymond Mase In Gabrieli's Day MARENZIO Scendi dal paradiso MAZZI Canzon Prima a 5 GABRIELI Sacro tempio d'honor CANGIASI Canzon " La Girometta" GASTOLDI Balletti LACERDA Fantasia e Rondo SCHULLER Brass Quintet No. 2 EWALD Quintet No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 5 GESUALDO (Edited by Louis Hanzlik) Three Madrigals EWAZEN Canticum honors amicorum (2014) * * World Premiere Recipients of Chamber Music America's highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny Award for their significant and lasting contribution to the chamber music field, the American Brass Quintet performs works from the ever-changing brass chamber music repertoire--works often commissioned or unearthed and arranged by members of the Quintet as part of their efforts to promote the brass quintet as a significant chamber music form. Founded in 1960 and Juilliard's resident brass ensemble since 1987, the ABQ has been hailed as "the high preists of brass" (Newsweek) and "positively breathtaking" (New York Times) Part of the Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series This program is presented in honor of ABQ members emeriti Raymond Mase (41 years) and David Wakefield (38 years)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison presents Celebrate Brass!
October 8, 2014
Offering concerts, master classes, colloquia and open rehearsals %u2013 Open to the public of all ages October 8-13, 2014 UW-Madison School of Music, Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI Scheduled events include: Wednesday, October 8: Wisconsin Brass Quintet. 7:30 p.m. Mills Hall. Pre-concert discussion by composer Anthony Plog, whose work, %u201CFour Sketches%u201D will be featured on the program. Thursday, October 9: COLLOQUIUM: with composer and educator Anthony Plog, Noon, Mills Hall. The topic will be %u201CThe Student of Today: Traditional Values in a New Technology World.%u201D CONCERT: The Western Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Mills Hall. Featured work: %u201CBrass Quintet%u201D by Pierre Jalbert (2013), commissioned by the Western Brass Quintet and premiered in January, 2013. Friday, October 10: OPEN FORUM with Oystein Baadsvik: %u201COn the Road with my Tuba.%u201D 12:30 %u2212 2:30 PM, 2411 Humanities. An informal talk about life as an international tubist-composer. CONCERT: Øystein Baadsvik, tuba, with Kirstin Ihde, piano. 8:00 PM, Mills Hall. Saturday, October 11: MASTER CLASS: Tuba, with tuba virtuoso Øystein Baadsvik, 4:00- 5:30 PM, Mills Hall. CONCERT: %u201CBRASS ALCHEMY,%u201D featuring Øystein Baadsvik, 8:00, Mills Hall

Oktubafest 3 Www.internationalmusiccamp.com
October 3, 2014
Join us for the third annual Oktubafest at the International Music Camp in the International Peace Garden on the North Dakota/Manitoba border. The weekend festival features recitals, repertoire sessions, massed tuba-euphonium choir, Oktubafest Band and more. Tuba and euphonium players from high school through adult are welcome, and music educators ae encouraged to participate.Dr. Joseph Skillen is this year's guest artist.

'The First Six' ILBTrio EP release http://tinyurl.com/ILBTrioEP
August 24, 2014
ILBTrio leaves classical arrangements behind and immerses audiences in new music inspired by the resonance and versatility of brass instruments. Specializing in 20th & 21st century music, they%u2019ve performed a US premiere, 2 west coast premieres, and 13 world premieres since their formation in 2012. This EP release party will be half concert, half celebration; selected works from The First Six will be performed, but there will also be drinks and nibbles to enjoy.

Matosinhos' International Competition 2014 www.ricardomatosinhos.com
August 23, 2014
Hi. My name is Ricardo Matosinhos. After the surprising success of last year's competition I'm organizing another one. This time together with AvA Musical Editions my publisher from Portugal. This year%u2019s competition is open for Horn but also for Trombone and Euphonium players! The competition will be held online and it will be split into three age categories: one up to 12 years old, the other up to 14 and finally one up to 16. Applications for participants will be accepted until November the 30th, 2014. All that is required in order to apply is to post a video on youtube playing one of my suites, and filling the application form at my website. I wish you luck and have fun. See you soon! Ricardo Matosinhos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UcDesiyeLA

Rafael Mendez Brass Institute www.mendezbrassinstitute.com/
July 13, 2014
Honoring the legendary trumpet virtuoso, Rafael Méndez (1906-1981), the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute is the world%u2019s leading performance and career development seminar for brass musicians and educators. All participants perform in brass ensembles and master classes, coached by some of the foremost brass artists in the nation. July 13-19, 2014. For information and to apply online, visit our website or call 303-832-4676. The Rafael Méndez Brass Institute is held at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver; Newman Center for the Performing Arts: 2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80210

Recording Competition cooppress.net
July 9, 2014
Co-op Press/Emeritus Recordings is holding a recording competition for the best recording of a composition by composer, Sy Brandon with $1000 cash and release of a CD as the prize. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2015. For more information, visit http://www.cooppress.net

Art of Sound Summer Brass Institute and Festival http://brass.menloschool.org
July 3, 2014
Join the Festival to play brass chamber music and study with Gene Pokorny and Peter Wahrhaftig! Master classes and lessons available along with ensembles from quintet to groups of twelve, playing great music for brass. Orchestral excerpts and concerti are the topic in classes and lessons. Low brass faculty include Nitzan Haroz, Tim Higgins, Paul Welcomer, Jeff Budin, John Engelkes. Fellowships available by audition. Visit the website to apply online! For questions contact director Vicky Greenbaum at vgreenbaum@menloschool.org

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