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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!


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.

July 16, 2016

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