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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 mtecconference.com 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.

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 highlights will include: %u2022 Elegy %u2013 John Barnes Chance %u2022 Gene Pokorny, tuba soloist o Turbulence %u2013 Bruce Broughton o Over the Rainbow %u2013 Harold Arlen/arr. Alan Morrison/trans. Joseph Kreines %u2022 Festive Overture %u2013 Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. Donald Hunsberger %u2022 October %u2013 Dmitri Shostakovich/arr. Preston Mitchell This concert is at 3:00 pm at Pick-Staiger concert hall on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois. Individual concert tickets are $20 each, seniors $15, students/children $10. Tickets are available in advance or at the box office on the day of the concert. For more information: Visit www.northshoreband.org or call (847) 432-2263

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.

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!

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 michaelpolo35@gmail.com


R. Winston Morris/TTU Tuba Ensemble Celebrate 50 Years! www.iteaonline.org/blogs/ITEANews/
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 Jarrell of his National Public Television production reviewed in American Profile magazine as %u201C%u2026 an insightful, fascinating, oom-pah-pah-wow-wow look at an instrument that deserves far more respect and recognition that it usually gets%u2026%u201D At 7:00p.m. the TTU BRASS ARTS QUINTET featuring alumni Jimmie Self, euphonium & Tim Northcut, tuba, will perform. Morris performed tuba in the BAQ from 1967 to 2013. 8:00p.m. the NEWBERRY'S VICTORIAN CORNET BAND founded by TTU euphonium alumnus Michael O%u2019Connor will explore a %u201Cforgotten%u201D era of band music that was composed between the end of the Civil War and the advent of the Sousa Band in 1892. The Newberry Band brings together professional musicians who specialize in playing historical wind instruments and arrangements from that era. At 10:00p.m. a LATE NIGHT TUBA/EUPH HANG with special entertainment will take place at the Clarion Inn, 970 South Jefferson Ave, Cookeville. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 Everyone will gather at 2:00 p.m. at the TTU owned Regions Bank Building, 10 West Broad Street in Cookeville for the OPENING CEREMONY and reception for the R. WINSTON MORRIS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD TUBA COLLECTION EXHIBIT. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ensemble in 2016/2017, Professor Morris has donated his large collection of tuba figurines and tuba oriented art works to the university. The collection has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest collection of tuba-related items in the world. The exhibit also includes items of historical interest pertaining to Professor Morris and the first 50-year history of the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble. 7:00p.m. the acclaimed TENNESSEE TECH TUBA ENSEMBLE performs. Recognized internationally as the leading group of its kind, the TTTE has an enviable record of 27 recording projects, eight Carnegie Hall appearances, two World%u2019s Fairs performances, and a 50-year history of performances from Preservation Hall in New Orleans to the Spoleto Festival in Charleston to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and responsible for the composition and arrangement of more music for the tuba than any other single source. The program will premiere great new music by TTTE Alumni Bill Cherry, Ben McMillan, Jon Oliver and Joe Murphy. At 8:00p.m. the TTU WIND ENSEMBLE under the direction of Professor Joseph Hermann, will present the World Premiere of EUPHONIUM CONCERTO by Professor Gregory Danner to be performed by TTU Alumnus and member of the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, DC, Bryce Edwards and the World Premiere of TUBA CONCERTO No. 5 by Dr. Leroy Osmon to be performed by TTU Alumnus and member of the U.S. Navy Band, Kyle Huron, and a performance of QUINCUNX for tuba/euphonium quartet and wind ensemble by TTTE alumnus Dr. Kenyon Wilson. The evening concludes at 10:00p.m. with a LATE NIGHT JAZZ TUBA HANG in the TTU Alumni Building, 705 N. Dixie Ave, Cookeville, featuring the rhythm section from the Modern Jazz Tuba Project with TTTE tuba alumni Joe Murphy and Richard Perry. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 is the TTU HOMECOMING 2016 for those Tennessee Tech alumni who want to hang for all the festivities with the marching band, parades and football game. There will be an evening banquet for all the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble alumni and invited guests. Other than the closing banquet all other activities are open to the public free of charge and every one is most cordially invited to join with us as we celebrate 50 years of Tuba/Euphonium Music

Oystein Baadsvik Dave Werden Concert www.kingofkingswoodbury.org
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 www.burkeandbagley.com/prize/2017prize.html
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: http://www.burkeandbagley.com/prize/2017prize.html

3rd UW-Madison Brass Fest to feature renowned Stockholm Chamber Brass www.music.wisc.edu/2016/08/04/brassfest3_stockholmchamberbrass/
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 https://www.griffith.edu.au/music/open-conservatorium/other-programs/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 www.scbrassacademy.com
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. After initial applications are made a maximum of 6 chamber groups will be selected by Stockholm Chamber Brass to attend the inaugural Academy. The number of groups is limited so that the group that are selected are able to given the fullest experience from Stockholm Chamber Brass. The 2016 course will take place from the 31. July - 6. August (arriving on 31. July, and departing on 7. August). PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 15th of APRIL 2016

FESTIVAL AETYB VALENCIA 2016: http://www.aetyb.org/
July 16, 2016
Pokorny Low Brass Seminar www.redlands.edu/academics/school-of-music/Pokorny_Brass_Seminar.aspx
July 5, 2016
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.

Tuba & Euphonium Workshop at Boston University www.bu.edu/cfa/tanglewood/program/two-week-workshops/
June 19, 2016
The two-week Tuba & Euphonium Workshop, under the direction of Boston Symphony Orchestra principal tuba Mike Roylance, addresses the technical and musical aspects of playing the tuba and euphonium. Class time focused on fundamentals including technique, musicianship, and performance skills | Master classes offered by the director and guest artists | Audition preparation | Study of solo and orchestral repertoire | Weekly private lessons | Individual coaching with piano | Tuba & Euphonium Workshop recital consisting of both chamber and solo repertoire performance opportunities | 2 hours of transferable Boston University course credit

Gettysburg Brass Band Festival www.gettysburgbrassbandfestival.com
June 9, 2016
The 2016 festival will host the US Army Herald Trumpet, the Atlantic Brass Band(a North American Brass Band Association Champion) from New Jersey, the Chesapeake Brass Band(NABBA Champion) from Delaware, Spires(NABBA Champion), Rockville and Benfield Brass Bands from Maryland and the Penn View Brass Band from near Philadelphia. All will perform on the Hill Unger Stage on Seminary Ridge, Saturday June 11. The Wildcat Regiment Band(Civil War period band) will perform on grounds of the National Park Service. The Antebellum Marine Band, Gettysburg Brass, Hanover Lancers Senior Drum and Bugle Corps and others will perform Friday evening, June 10 at locations around town. The brass festival will begin Thursday evening, June 9 with the Adams County Community Band and The Gettysburg Big Ban

Le Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy %u2013 Brass & Percussion session / Tuba http://domaineforget.com/en/1/music-and-dance-academy
June 5, 2016
Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition www.instrumental-competition.de
May 19, 2016
51st INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION MARKNEUKIRCHEN / GERMANY May 19 %u2013 28, 2016 | Horn - Tuba Patronage: Prof. Kurt Masur President: Prof. Peter Damm Age limit: 30 years (horn), 32 years (tuba) Deadline for application: January 31, 2016 (tuba); January 10, 2016 (horn) Prizes to be awarded: total prizes 22.000 Euro, engagements Address: Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen Am Rathaus 2, 08258 Markneukirchen/Germany Phone: 49 (0) 37422 . 41161 Email: instrumentalwettbewerb@markneukirchen.de Website: www.instrumental-competition.de Member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions

Pops in the Park! www.OhloneCommunityBand.org
May 7, 2016
Pops in the Park! Saturday, May 7, 2016 %u2022 noon %u2022 Performance Pavilion, Central Park, Fremont The Ohlone Community Band and Tuba Ensemble present pop tunes in an old-fashioned park concert. Highlights include pieces by Henry Mancini and John Williams, marches, and show tunes %u2013 sure to be festive for the whole family. The Ohlone Tuba Ensemble will open the concert with an eclectic program of jazz, spirituals, the Beatles and more. Free %u2013 bring the whole family! Bring your own chair or blanket. Donations will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit www.OhloneCommunityBand.org.

2016 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Conference members.mtna.org/conference2016/
April 2, 2016
The 2016 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Conference will take place in San Antonio, Texas, April 2%u20136, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Highlights include a recital from Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax and an advanced master class led by celebrated author and piano teacher Seymour Bernstein. A press release is attached. For more information, visit https://members.mtna.org/conference2016/index.html.

Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival www.midatlanticbrassbandfestival.com
February 20, 2016
NJ's #1 brass band is hosting the world's #1 brass band for a weekend filled with music and music education. Get ready to be dazzled with a brillant performance by The Cory Band, from Wales, with a themed Concert "Best of British". Full Access Pass includes masterclasses, lunch social, Solo Competition, Gala Concert and vendor showcase. Tickets to just Cory Band or Gala Concert available as well. Hosted by the Atlantic Brass Band and Rowan University. Trailer Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMhv9XGWAs8&feature=youtu.be CONDUCTOR: Philip Harper BEST OF BRITISH: The Cory Band presents a uniquely British showcase. Prepare to be dazzled and moved in equal measure by the virtuosity and soul of this famous brass band which will transport you to a land of proud historic values and traditions. The programme will include music from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales which pays tribute to Great Britons such as William Shakespeare, James Bond and The Royal Family, as well as featuring an eclectic mix of music from Sir Edward Elgar, Gilbert and Sullivan, and rock-group Queen!

United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop http://www.usarmyband.com/tuba/
February 3, 2016
The U.S. Army Band is proud to present our annual Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. The Workshop features concerts, recitals, exhibits, master classes, and lectures by leading low brass authorities from around the world. The 2016 Workshop schedule will be announced soon. Events on all four days are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required for the events. There is no registration fee and any tuba or euphonium player is invited to bring his/her horn for reading sessions.

Horn Of Plenty Anaheim, California http://www.musicarts.com/Upgrade-Your-Sound---Information-g27153t0.mac
December 5, 2015
Largest Band Instrument Event In California ! Huge Selection! Exclusive Discounts ! At this event, you will experience the LARGEST assortment of band instruments in the area. Instrument specialists will be on-hand to help you select the right instrument for you AND get that instrument in your hand at a price that you will love! RSVP (909) 599-0325

Holiday Extravaganza! www.smithcenter.org
December 5, 2015
Ohlone College Smith Center Dec. 5, 2015 - 2 pm Join us for a special holiday music celebration! Our popular Holiday Extravaganza features the Ohlone Tuba Ensemble, Ohlone Wind Orchestra, Ohlone Community Band, and Mission Peak Brass Band performing holiday favorites old and new. Bring the family, and enter a raffle for a chance to conduct %u201CSleigh Ride!%u201D General admission $15 ($10 for students and seniors). Tickets for sale at www.SmithCenter.com or at the door. Parking (allowed in staff lot) for $4.

International Music Camp http://internationalmusiccamp.com/2015/08/oktubafest-2015/
September 25, 2015
September 25-27, 2015 Join us for the fourth 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. Adam Frey is this year's guest artist. Check out the website for much more information and registration.

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!

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