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Mid-Atlantic Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference
March 9, 2018

Hosted by Dr. Justin Worley, this year's Mid-Atlantic Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference will be held March 9-11, 2018 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. See the conference website for more details and registration. We hope to see you in March!

South-Central Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference
March 15, 2018

The 2018 South-Central Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference will be held March 15-17, 2018. Hosted by Dr. Jeremy Lewis, this year's conference will take place on the campus of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Registration and conference details can be found on the conference website. We hope to see you there!

2018 Burke & Bagley Prize Competition
April 1, 2018

The 2018 Burke & Bagley Prize Competition for Brass Quintets will award $1000 for the best video of Festival Triumph. The competition is conducted entirely online. Any brass quintet anywhere in the world may participate. There is no entry fee. There is no age restriction. The deadline is April 1, 2018. For a free download of the sheet music and full details, visit The outstanding international panel of judges for the 2018 Competition include: Louis Hanzlik, trumpet, American Brass; Caleb Hudson, trumpet, Canadian Brass; Alex Freund, trumpet, M5 Mexican Brass; Luca Benucci, horn, Italian Brass Week, director; Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone, Empire Brass; and Scott Sutherland, tuba, Presidio Brass founding member. View the outstanding winning videos from the 2017 Competition here: Download a flyer and share it with your friends and students!

Midwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference
April 13, 2018

Hosted by Chance Trottman-Huiet, the Midwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference will be held April 13-15, 2018 in the Rhinehart Music Center on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Please see the conference website for registration and more details. We hope to see you in April!

Northwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference
April 13, 2018

The 2018 Northwest Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference will be held April 13-15, 2018. Hosted by Dr. David McLemore, this year's conference will take place on the campus of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. See the conference website for registration and details. We hope to see you in April!

Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference
May 10, 2018

The 2018 Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference will take place May 10-12, 2018. This years conference will be held on the campus of Florida State University, hosted by Dr. Justin Benavidez. Join us for an exciting weekend of performances, master classes, presentations and more! See the conference website for registration and details.

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra Instrumental & Vocal Competition
June 9, 2018

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra would like to announce a new international competition, open to any instrumentalist or vocalist. $15,000 in prizes as well as a performance with the orchestra during the 2018-2019 season. Roundtrip air travel to Los Angeles and housing will be covered for finalists. Online application and competition details and FAQ can be found on the website. APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2018

Le Domaine Forget de Charlevoix - Tuba Session
June 10, 2018

PROGRAM This program proposes to advanced level tubists aged 16 or more a collaborative and personalized pedagogical approach. The Tuba session emphasizes solo practice and chamber music. Private lessons (2 minimum per week) Masterclasses Classes and themed workshops (technique, orchestral excerpts, etc.) Sectional orchestral excerpt reading for Brass* Repertoire TBA Chamber music (brass quintet, instrumental ensemble and large brass ensemble) Student concert *Upon confirmation of your participation, we will inform you about the works you need to prepare.

Buffet Crampon USA Tuba-Euphonium Academy
June 10, 2018

The 2018 Buffet Crampon USA Tuba-Euphonium Academy, hosted by Dr. Ryan Robinson, will be held June 10-17. This year's academy will take place at Oklahoma City University's Wanda L. Bass School of Music in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The academy will offer students an outstanding summer educational seminar where they will have the opportunity to take part in individual lessons, group clinics, performances and more. Over the course of the week, students will enjoy learning from and socializing with internationally acclaimed artists. Scholarships available! See the academy website for application information and more details.

15th Annual International Euphonium Tuba Festival (IET)
June 17, 2018

The 2018 International Euphonium Tuba Festival (IET) will take place on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. IET welcomes euphonium and tuba players from around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with some of the best euphonium and tuba players and teachers in the world. See the festival website for application, competition information and guest artists and teachers. We hope to see you in June!

Pokorny Low Brass Seminar
June 18, 2018

The 2018 Pokorny Low Brass Seminar will be held June 18-23, 2018 at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. This seminar is an intense workshop for low brass players to engage a wide range of musical, stylistic, technical, and professional issues in-depth with unprecedented access to to some of the most respected low brass artists. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in group warm-up classes, masterclasses, orchestral section work and mock auditions, as well as attend faculty solo and ensemble recitals. Please see the seminar website for application information and more details.

2018 Eastman Music Company Tuba-Euphonium Summer Workshop
June 23, 2018

The 2018 Eastman Music Co. Tuba-Euphonium Summer Workshop will be held June 23-25, 2018 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. This is a three day intensive workshop for tuba and euphonium players of all levels. Student opportunities include masterclasses, tuba euphonium quartets, performances, as well as the opportunity to work one on one with faculty artists. Please see website for registration and more details.

Rafael Mendez Brass Institute
July 8, 2018

The Rafael Mendez Brass Institute is an intensive, one-week, summer seminar that focuses on technical skills, chamber music performance, and careers in music. This year's seminar will be held July 8-14, 2018. Activities include excerpt competitions, daily master classes, career seminars, concerts, and chamber music coaching. With scholarships available up to $500, this is an experience you don't want to miss. See website for details and how to apply.

Festival AETYB Madrid 2018 - Super Regional ITEA
July 20, 2018

The AETYB 2018 FESTIVAL will be held in MADRID from July 20 to 25, and will host a Super Regional Conference of the International Association of Tuba and Euphonium (ITEA). We will have in the Festival the participation of the best Spanish and international artists related to the Tuba and the Euphonium, all in magnificent rooms given by the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid. We hope to have your presence in a few days that will bring us many satisfactions. Come to Madrid!

Italian Brass Week
July 22, 2018

The 2018 Italian Brass Week will take place July 22-29, 2018 in Florence, Italy. The festival works on educating and training young musicians around the world. The festival gives the opportunity for participants to play and learn from some of the most important musicians of the brass world. Please see festival website for application information, as well as festival details.

Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy
July 29, 2018

The Stockholm Chamber Brass is delighted to invite applicants to the 3rd Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy, taking place July 29-August 4, 2018. The academy offers chamber groups, as well as individual students, to hone their chamber music skills with members of Stockholm Chamber Brass, one of the worlds leading brass ensembles. This year's academy will be held in Leksand, Sweden. The course includes chamber music coaching, individual master classes, and a large brass ensemble playing alongside members of Stockholm Chamber Brass. See website for details. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2018

2018 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival
August 10, 2018

The Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival is held over a 4 day period and takes place at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. This year's festival will take place August 10-13, 2018. In addition to the competition, participants have the opportunity to attend master classes and performances of internationally renowned euphonium and tuba artists. Please visit the website for competition details, required music, and other details about the festival. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2018



July 9, 2017
With scholarships up to $500 available, this seminar is the affordable way to take your playing to the next level!

The Rafael M?ndez Brass Institute is an intensive one-week summer seminar that focuses on technical skills, chamber music performance, and careers in music.

Our world-renowned faculty provides unparalleled opportunities to learn, perform, and collaborate with both peers and successful professional players.

Activities include excerpt competitions and daily master classes, career seminars, concerts, and chamber ensemble coaching.

Dr Grady Hallman Memorial Concert

June 25, 2017
Dr. Hallman passed away on Jan. 13, 2017. The Gulf Coast Concert Band is performing a Memorial Concert at Riverside Methodist Church in his honor. Dr. Hallman performed Euphonium and Trombone with the GCCB for over 30 years of continuous service. This concert is open to the public and please feel free to forward this email to the numerous organizations and groups he served or performed with. Riverside United Methodist Church 4920 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77004, United States Phone: (713)748-5730 Concert on June 25, 2017 4pm at Riverside United Methodist Church Inline image 1 Regards, Vance Lumme Gulf Coast Concert Band

Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend

June 23, 2017
The Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend (for trombone, euphonium and tuba) celebrates its fifth year in 2017. Join the Queensland Conservatorium lower brass faculty and invited guests (including principal musicians of the New Zealand Symphony, Sydney Symphony and Queensland Symphony Orchestras) for three intensive days of lower brass classes, performances and more. All playing standards from beginners to professional musicians welcome and catered for in the event program. Any questions please email Dale Truscott at or call 61 7 3735 6306


June 7, 2017

The International Women's Brass Conference celebrates their 25th anniversary by co-hosting their 2017 conference with Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.

Competition deadline of April 1, 2017 is fast approaching and open to men and women! Compete in the Susan Slaughter Solo Competition, Mock Service Band and Orchestral Auditions and NEW this year is the Ginger Turner Ensemble Competition for like-instrument ensembles. Great prize money awaits the winners.

Guest artists include: Michelle Baker, horn; Amy Schumaker Bliss, euphonium; Velvet Brown, tuba; Helene Escriva, bass trumpet/euphonium; Ashley Hall, trumpet; Helen Tyler Harrelson, baritone; Carol Jarvis, trombone; Julia McIntyre, bass trombone; Donna Parkes, trombone.

Hear superb performances by Seraph Brass, Athena Brass Band, Monarch Brass, DIVA Big Band and the Rowan University Wind Ensemble. Learn from various presenters and try out instruments from an array of exhibitors!

Join us June 7-10, 2017, meet pioneers, network with all level of brass performers, amateurs to professionals, and be inspired!

Vienna Summer Music Festival

May 28, 2017
The Vienna Summer Music Festival is now accepting applications for its Spring program. This is a three-week festival beginning on May 28th that offers a chamber music and orchestral program, as well as private lessons. There will also be cultural excursions along with master classes and seminars. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Mike Polo at 856.404.4743 or

Rosemary and David Good Fellowship Deadline

April 21, 2017
Rosemary and David Good Fellowship A two-year program designed to enhance the orchestral careers of African American, Latino American and Native American musicians and to encourage greater racial and cultural diversity in the orchestral field. Two year residency for one musician beginning September 2017. Auditions will be held for violin, cello, flute, trombone, bass trombone and tuba. Application with recording due April 21. Notification of applicants by May 5. Live auditions and interviews will be held June 12 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Travel and lodging provided for invited finalists. Candidates must be able to work indefinitely in the United States without sponsorship.

MM Chamber Music Recital: "Sound & Sense"

April 8, 2017
This program is a celebration of modern works for brass, and includes two world premieres. Time/Location: 2:30-4:00pm in McIntosh Theatre Moore Building, 1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Program: Trygve Madsen - Divertimento, Op. 43 Douglas Hertz - Distacco (Premiere) Evan Zegiel - Elegy for a Gardender (Premiere) John Cheetham - A Brass Menagerie Featuring: The Rock Bottom Brass Quintet (with Bret Magliola, Michelle Riechers, Evan Wright, Zongxi Li), BrassTaps Duo (with Anthony DeMartinis), and Riley Bahin, Matt Baker, Joe Broom, Brendan Ige, Justin Snyder, and Ben Wulfman Live-stream:

Gabriel Sears - Faculty Recital

March 11, 2017

University of Florida International Brass Festival

February 4, 2017
Announcing the 2nd annual University of Florida International Brass Festival, February 4-5, 2017 on the UF campus in Gainesville, FL. The UFIBF is a weekend of clinics, recitals, master classes, exhibits and more targeted towards those who enjoy any and all brass instruments. New for the 2017 Festival will be an extensive exhibit room featuring many leading US manufactures including: Yamaha, Meinl Weston, B&S, Besson, Courtois, Shires, Edwards, Bach, Conn-Selmer, Getzen, Warburton as well as a huge selection of sheet music by Beethoven & Company. For more information, please check out our festival website! We hope to see you at the University of Florida in February!

21st Annual Gettysburg Tuba Carol Fest

December 9, 2016
7pm, Friday, December 9, 2016 30 minutes of the most beautiful Christmas sounds one might ever hear. Tuba players from everywhere playing Carols in front of the Gettysburg Hotel on Lincoln Square. Sponsored by the Adams County Arts Council. Prince of Peace Episcopal Church is the rain site.

Holiday Extravaganza Concert!

December 3, 2016
Kick off your holidays with the Ohlone Tuba Ensemble, Ohlone Wind Orchestra, Ohlone Community Band, and Mission Peak Brass Band. The concert will include a special fanfare performed by 100 brass players from all four ensembles. Bring the family and join our raffle for a chance to win a special baton %u2013 and use it to conduct Leroy Anderson%u2019s %u201CSleigh Ride!%u201D The musicians will host a reception after the concert. General admission $15 ($10 for students and seniors). Tickets at or at the door. Parking $4.

Reflections - The Northshore Concert Band Opens Its 61st Season With Guest Soloist Gene Pokorny, Principal Tuba Of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

November 6, 2016
The Northshore Concert Band opens its season of musical %u201CReflections%u201D with a diverse program that embraces a world of freedom and fellowship. The concert%u2019s driving opener, Magnolia Star, is a jazz and blues-inspired work by emerging American composer Steve Danyew that celebrates the Illinois Central Railroad and the symbolic way that its route brought art together in America. We are honored to welcome Gene Pokorny, Principal Tuba of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1989, for his first solo performance with NCB! The concert concludes with two contrasting works by Dmitri Shostakovich that commemorate the October Revolution of 1917. His familiar and celebratory Festive Overture was written and premiered in just three days in 1954. October, the composer%u2019s only tone poem, was written in 1967 and depicts the struggle and triumph of humanity throughout history. Program

Midwest Trombone Euphonium Conference

November 4, 2016
The third annual Midwest Trombone Euphonium Conference will take place Nov. 4th-6th, 2016 on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. Featured Guest Artists Include: Amanda Stewart, Adam Frey, American Trombone Quartet, John Cheetham (Composer-In-Residence), Sam and Dave's Brass Extravaganza, Jonathan Bowman and Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio (Piano), and the MTEC PROfessors Choir featuring professional educators and performers and organized by Gary Shaw and Jemmie Robertson. More information available at The Opening Night Recital kicks off at 7:30 PM on Friday, Nov. 4th (Featuring Adam Frey and the American Trombone Quartet) and the conference concludes on Sunday, Nov. 6th with Amanda Stewart's 1PM Recital and Masterclass, followed immediately by the 3PM Finale Concert.

R. Winston Morris/TTU Tuba Ensemble Celebrate 50 Years!

October 20, 2016
Everyone is invited to join in on the fun next Oct. 20-22, 2016, in Cookeville, Tennessee, as the TENNESSEE TECH TUBA ENSEMBLE (TTTE) & Professor R. WINSTON MORRIS present their 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION CELEBRATION. Morris, Professor of Music at Tennessee Technological University with 50 years of service, is the elder statesman of tuba professors in the United States. In his early years at the university, Professor Morris established the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, one of the most successful performing collegiate ensembles in history. Most of the events for the celebration are open to the public and unless indicated otherwise will be in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave., Cookeville. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016, will be the first night of activities starting with a 6:30p.m. screening of "TUBA U: Basso Profundo" with Emmy-Award winning Director/Producer Todd Jarr

Oystein Baadsvik Dave Werden Concert

October 16, 2016
Oystein Baadsvik and Dave Werden will be in concert with the Minnesota Brass on October 16th at 7 pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury, Minnesota. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear two of the very best in the low brass world. See website for ticket information.

2017 Burke & Bagley Prize Competition for Brass Quintet

October 1, 2016
Announcing the 2017 Burke & Bagley Prize for Brass Quintet! $1000 Prize: Make a video of your performance of "Marvel," post the video to YouTube, submit the link, and win $1000! Sheet music for Marvel is available for FREE download from the Burke & Bagley website. There is NO FEE to enter. ANYONE may participate. There are no age or nationality restrictions. The international panel of judges include these outstanding musicians: %u2022 Louis Hanzlik, trumpet, American Brass %u2022 Caleb Hudson, trumpet, Canadian Brass %u2022 Alex Freund, trumpet, M5 Mexican Brass %u2022 Chris Parkes, horn, Fine Arts Brass (U.K.) %u2022 Ben Jacks, horn, Australian Brass %u2022 Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone, Empire Brass %u2022 Scott Sutherland, tuba, Presidio Brass Download the flyer and spread the word! For the flyer & full details:

3rd UW-Madison Brass Fest to feature renowned Stockholm Chamber Brass

September 30, 2016

On September 30 and October 1, 2016, the newly renamed Mead Witter School of Music will welcome the internationally acclaimed Stockholm Chamber Brass to campus for a third annual Brass Fest. The quintet?s tour of upstate New York, Michigan and Wisconsin will be their first-ever appearances in the United States.

4th Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend

August 19, 2016
4th Brisbane Lower Brass Weekend Join the Queensland Conservatorium lower brass faculty and special guests for three intensive days of lower brass classes, performances and more. All playing standards from AMEB Grade 3 to professional musicians welcome and catered for in the event program. Tuba and euphonium faculty members: Scott Kinmont (Sydney Symphony Orchestra - euphonium) Jason Redman (Queensland Symphony Orchestra - euphonium) Greg Aitken (Queensland Conservatorium - euphonium) Thomas Allely (Queensland Symphony Orchestra - tuba)

Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy

July 31, 2016
Stockholm Chamber Brass, one of the world%u2019s leading brass ensembles, are delighted to announce their brand new Academy for Chamber Music. For nearly 30 years Stockholm Chamber Brass have helped develop brass quintet playing to the highest level around the world and they are now looking to help inspire the next generation of brass ensembles. Set in the unique and inspiring environment of Leksand, in the heart of Sweden, each group will have the time and space to hone their chamber playing and develop a strong vision for their ensemble. The course will include chamber music coaching, concerts for each participating group, individual lessons and the opportunity to perform in a large brass ensemble alongside the members of Stockholm Chamber Brass. The course is open to all brass chamber music groups as well as individual participants who have a particular interest in chamber playing.


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