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'The First Six' ILBTrio EP release

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.

Oktubafest 3

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.


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

Italian Brass week www.italianbrass.com
June 30, 2014
Brass players of the World renew their reunion in Italy to get under the wings of international virtuosi. Soloists and members of the great orchestras of the world are their Tutors. They will give breath to brass, wings to talent, music to people. During this same week they will form jazz bands and the Italian Brass Week Ensemble - the always unprecedented, unique and festive international formation directed by Dale Clevenger. In the Teatro Leonardo da Vinci, in historic Palazzi of Florence and in ten Florentine brasseries they will leave the public breathless. The Italian Brass Week has the breath and the support of patrons of the art, of Tuscany's producers and ambassadors, by appointment of the City of Vinci and the municipality of Florence. The Italian Brass Week Masterclasses have limited openings: reserved to one hundred students. Students came from 26 countries in the last edition. The 15th edition will be held in schools and in the theatre of the birthplace of a lyra player: Leonardo da Vinci. The artistic direction is by Maestro Luca Benucci, First Horn of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The 2014 Italian Brass Week Masterclass applications can be made through the website italianbrass.com. The program for the Masterclasses are sent to the applicants and include complete real-time updates. The confirmed 2014 Italian Brass Week Masterclass Tutors are: Trumpet: the International Soloist Fabrizio Bosso, Andrea Dell'Ira of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the International Soloist Andrea Giuffredi, the International Soloist Otto Sauter, the International Soloist Ruben Simeo. Horn: Luca Benucci of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Dale Clevenger of the Chicago Symphony and Professor at the Indiana University, Máté Börszönyi of the Budapest Symphonic Orchestra, Stefan de Leval Jezierski of the Berlin Philharmonic, Alberto Serpente of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Trombone: Ximo Vicedo Davo of the Spanish National Radio Orchestra, Gabriele Malloggi of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Daniele Morandini of the Teatro alls Scala of Milan. Tuba: Roger bobo, Tuba Legend and ex member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Anne Jelle Visser of the Tonhalle Zürich and of the Musik Hochschule Zürich. Percussion: Paul Vertico, International Soloist and member of the Pat Metheny Group.

2014 Pokorny Low Brass Seminar http://www.redlands.edu/academics/school-of-music/Pokorny_Brass_Seminar.aspx
June 29, 2014
The 2014 Pokorny Low Brass Seminar will be held June 29- July 3rd at the University of Redlands. The faculty will include: Gene Pokorny,tuba, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Randy Hawes, bass trombonist, Detroit Symphony Orchestra Tim Higgins, principal trombone, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Mike Roylance, tuba, Boston Symphony Orchestra Andrew Glendening, trombone, University of Redlands Scott Sutherland, tuba, University of Redlands and Presidio Brass In addition to the Seminar, we will be offering a Pre-College Seminar Program for high school age musicians. Directed by Scott Sutherland, the Pre-College Program includes many of the clinics and concerts of the Seminar plus special sessions and ensembles for high school age low brass players. Information on the applications and tuition will be updated soon on the University of Redlands School of Music website.

2014 Gettysburg Brass Band Festival www.gettysburgfestival.org
June 13, 2014
2014 Gettysburg Brass Band Festival Schedule! Friday, June 13 8am %u2013 Tuba Open Golf Brass Benefit, Carroll Valley Golf Resort 6pm %u2013 Gettysburg Brass, Dobbin House Patio, Steinwehr Avenue 7pm %u2013 The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus, Gettysburg Area Senior HS Auditorium Saturday, June 14 10am Rockville Brass Band Xfinity Stage, Gettysburg College 11am Benfield Brass Band Xfinity Stage, Gettysburg College 12noon Spires Brass Band Xfinity Stage, Gettysburg College 1pm Newmont Military Band Xfinity Stage, Gettysburg College 2pm Chesapeake Brass Band Xfinity Stage, Gettysburg College 2pm Wildcat Regiment Band NPS Visitor Center 3pm Atlantic Brass Band Xfinity Stage, Gettysburg College 6pm Wildcat Regiment Band Pennsylvania Monument 7pm Newmont Military Band Gettysburg Heritage Center 8:31pm Taps Tribute Historic Sites www.gettysburgfestivsl.org The Gettysburg Brass Band Festival, part of The Gettysburg Fest, is made possible by donations from individuals and businesses. To contribute to the brass festival, make your check payable to The Gettysburg Festival, write %u201CBRASS%u201D in the memo line and mail to Gettysburg Festival, P.O. Box 3964, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The Tuba Open golf brass benefit to support brass programming will be played Friday, June 13 at the Carroll Valley Golf Resort. Thank you for your support! Ben Jones, Volunteer Brass Coordinator Retired Gettysburg High School Band Director jonesbl@embarqmail.com

2014 IWBC Conference http://www.iwbc2014.com/
June 4, 2014
Preparations are well underway for IWBC 2014, which will be held at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY (Greater Cincinnati) on June 4-8, 2014. There is a great line-up of inspiring featured artists and composers and there will be something for all brass-lovers at IWBC 2014, including the 2014 Susan Slaughter Solo Brass Competition. The Susan Slaughter Solo Brass Competition is open to brass performers of any gender and all ages. Soloists may compete in three categories: Cat. I (age 18 & under, pre-college) Cat. II (age 28 and under) Cat. III (age 29 and over) Participants may also compete in the military band and orchestral mock auditions. All repertoire and guidelines for the competitions can be found at: http://www.iwbc2014.com

Le Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy - Tuba Session http://domaineforget.com/en/1/stages/brass/tuba
June 1, 2014
With OYSTEIN BAADSVIK and LANCE NAGELS. This two-week program is offered to intermediate, advanced or semi-professional level students, aged 15 years old or older. The Brass session provides a unique opportunity to benefit from internationally renowned teachers. The balance between private lessons, masterclasses and group lessons result in a rare experience of learning. More information from: Rachel Tremblay, Student Services: email: admission@domaineforget.com or phone: 418-452-8111. Website: www.domaineforget.com

The New Wallace Collection http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/calendar?filter[start-date]=2014-05-27&
May 27, 2014
Anthony George will be performing on the new Wessex Ophicleide as part of the Wallace Collection in the first performance of a recent discovery - Demerssemans Ave Maria for Voice and brass ensemble from 1860. Also in the concert is the second Bellon Quintet (on Ophicleide) as well as the Brass Arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition conducted by Elgar howarth

Øystein Baadsvik Concert in Ottawa
May 18, 2014
The Maple Leaf Brass Band presents a concert with Øystein Baadsvik, the internationally renowned Norwegian Tubaist. May 18, 7:30pm at Saint Matthias Anglican church, 555 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa. Tickets: $20.00 adults, $15.00 seniors and students. Contact treasurer@mapleleafbrassband.org or call 613-327-7580

Øystein Baadsvik Masterclass in Ottawa
May 16, 2014
The Maple Leaf Brass Band is pleased to present a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Oystein Baadsvik in a Master Class on: Friday May 16th at 6PM Salvation Army - Ottawa Citadel 1350 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P6 Please confirm your attendance (seating is limited) by email: executive@mapleleafbrassband.org This masterclass is open to all musicians! This is a fabulous opportunity to experience a true master of the arts! Check out Oystein%u2019s website at www.baadsvik.com. Maple Leaf Brass Band Rehearsal for a May 18 concert to follow starting at 7:30. Master class Audience members are welcome stay and listen

Pops in the Park
May 10, 2014
Ohlone Community Band and Ohlone Tuba Ensemble Pops in the Park! Saturday, May 10, 2014 %u2022 Noon %u2022 Performance Pavilion, Central Park, Fremont, CA Join us for a special free concert in the park to kick off summer! Pack a picnic and enjoy a fun afternoon outdoors as the Tuba Ensemble and the Community Band present selections including marches, show tunes, and dances by Leroy Anderson, Kenneth Alford, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, and more. This concert is free to all %u2013 bring a blanket or chairs and the whole family! Donations will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit www.ohlonecommunityband.org.

University of Akron Brass Choir uakron.edu/music
April 29, 2014
The University of Akron presents: Procession of Nobles - Rimsky Korsakov Spectrums - Paul Shahan Sonata No. 12 - Johann Pezel Rolling Thunder - Henry Filmore Trauermarsch - Gustav Mahler Shenandoah - arr. Maganini Free! 8PM, Guzzetta Recital Hall, Akron, Ohio

Jason Lindsey to perform Anthony Plog's Three Miniatures with the Illinois State University Wind Symphoy http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/music/video/index.shtml
April 27, 2014
As a result of winning Illinois State University's band concerto competition, Jason Lindsey will be performing Plog's Three Miniatures with the ISU Wind Symphony on Sunday, April 27th at 5PM. Details: Sunday, April 27th, 2014 - 5PM CST Illinois State University's Center for the Performing Arts Cost: $10.00 General admission, $8.00 Faculty/Staff, $6.00 Student/Seniors The entire concert will be streamed at the link provided above.

University of Akron Tuba Euphonium Ensemble uakron.edu/music
April 26, 2014
The University of Akron Tuba Euphonium Ensemble presents a concert in preparation for their performance at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Bloomington, Indiana in May! Repertoire includes: Nocturne in E - Chopin Sea Songs - R.V. Williams Requiem for a Dead Little Cat - E.T. Kalke Amparito Roca - Texidor Tubamobile - T.R. George Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral - Wagner Adagio and Rondo - A. Forte Finale from Symphony No. 4 - Tchaikovsky I hope you can join us! Free!!! 8PM, Guzzetta Recital Hall, Akron, Ohio

2014 Tuba open Golf Brass Benefit www.gettysburgfestival.org
April 14, 2014
The Tuba Open golf brass benefit to support the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival, part of the Gettysburg Fest, will be played Friday, June 13 at the Carroll Valley Golf Resort. Not a golfer and would like to contribute to the brass festival, make your check payable to The Gettysburg Festival, write BRASS in the memo line and mail to Gettysburg Festival, P.O. Box 3964, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Thank you for your support! Ben Jones, Volunteer Brass Coordinator

Capitol Thunder/U of Akron Tuba Ensemble
April 11, 2014
Capitol Thunder, from Capitol University in Columbus, Ohio, and the University of Akron Tuba Euphonium Ensemble are teaming up!!! This concert will feature the large ensembles from both universities as they play tunes individually and conclude with a mass performance of "Come Sweet Death" by J.S. Bach On campus at Capitol University in Columbus. 7:30PM, free!!!

Bill Muter - 2014 International Tour Kick Off Show http://artsgarage.org/event/special-event-bill-muter-sharp-shooters/
March 28, 2014
Set your preconceived notions aside about the tuba. The Tuba Soloist for the Tony and Emmy Winning %u201CBlast%u201D jumps on the music scene with his band %u201CThe Sharp Shooters." Bill%u2019s band brings elements of funk, R&B and Hip hop mixed together with a tuba quartet in a way never heard before. The kick off show is at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, FL on March 28th, 2014. Tour stops include, Miami, New York, Nigeria and more...full a full schedule please visit www.billmuter.net. General Admission tickets start at $20 and are available online %u201CThe real showstopper is when Muter starts beatboxing out of the thing, a little boom boom biff hip-hop throwback emitted out a symphonic instrument leaves the crowd like putty in Muter%u2019s hands.%u201D %u2013 New Times

Gene Pokorny at the Wisconsin Union Theater www.uniontheater.wisc.edu/Season13-14/Gene-Pokorny.html
March 9, 2014
On Sunday, March 9th at 7:30PM in UW-Madison's Mills Hall, Gene Pokorny will be giving a FREE concert with the UW Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Stevens. Since 1988, Pokorny has been the tubist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His work can be heard on three solo albums%u2014Tuba Tracks (1995); Big Boy (2001); Orchestral Excerpts for Tuba (2007)%u2014as well as on the soundtracks for Jurassic Park, The Fugitive, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. John Stevens has been a professor of tuba and euphonium at UW-Madison since 1985 and was director of the School of Music from 1991-1996 and 2011-2013. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Brass Quintet. As a composer and arranger Stevens is internationally renowned for his works for brass, particularly for solo tuba, euphonium and trombone, tuba/euphonium ensemble, brass quintet and other brass chamber combinations.

Armed Forces Tuba Euphonium Conference www.usarmyband.com/tuba/
January 29, 2014
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 2014 Workshop will open on Wednesday, January 29, and close Saturday, February 1. 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. Due to sequestration-related cutbacks to TDY funds for military participants, we will not be hosting the Armed Forces Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble (AFTEE) this year. We hope to be able to support AFTEE in the future. The Workshop will take place at Brucker Hall on historic Fort Myer, Virginia. Fort Myer is located across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, and is accessible by Interstates 395 and 66 and by U.S. Route 50. Questions? Please contact SGM Don Palmire, Tuba-Euphonium Workshop Coordinator.

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