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Le Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy %u2013 Brass & Percussion session / Tuba

June 5, 2016

Gettysburg Brass Band Festival

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

Tuba & Euphonium Workshop at Boston University

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

Pokorny Low Brass Seminar

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.


July 16, 2016

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. 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

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)


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!

2015 MMI - TUBA EUPHONIUM ACADEMY www.tubaeuphoniumacademy.com
July 5, 2015

Michael S. Milnarik, founder/director
July 5-18, 2015 (full experience - individual & ensemble)
July 5-11, 2015 (individual focus)
Nichols College • Dudley, MA

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!

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 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

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.

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.

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