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The world of Tuba

musik.kloster-michaelstein.de/de/kurse-konferenzen/kurse/kurs.html?course_id=3054
November 5, 2014

Workshop for low brass instruments with Michel Godard and Michael Vogt in Michaelstein Abbey / Germany.

From the serpent to the tuba

musik.kloster-michaelstein.de/de/kurse-konferenzen/kurse/kurs.html?course_id=2942
November 7, 2014

41st Academic Conference and 33rd Symposium on musical instrument making in Michaelstein Abbey. Topic: Development and use of low lip-vibrated wind instruments with holes and valves

SCMEA (Long Island, NY) Day of Tuba and Euphonium

www.scmea.org/festivals/day-of-tuba-and-euphonium/
November 14, 2014

Suffolk County (NY) Music Educators Association's 34th Annual Howard Hovey Day of Tuba and Euphonium on Friday, Nov. 14. This year%u2019s guest artist is Dr. Aaron Tindall of Ithaca College. 300 High School, Middle School and Elementary School participants are expected, plus plenty of teachers, professionals and casual adult players. Rehearsals and clinics begin at 3:30 pm. The free concert begins 7:30 pm featuring Sunnyland Jazz Quartet with Bob Barta, John Klumpp, Art Hovey and Bob Hovey http://sunnylandjazz.com/, Aaron Tindall in recital http://faculty.ithaca.edu/atindall/, Long Island Tuba Quartet with Michael Canipe, Don Sherman, Jeff Furman, Zach deVries plus Tim Eckstrum http://longislandtubaquartet.com/, High School All-Star Ensemble, a Faculty Ensemble and the Massed Ensemble Finale. Matt Walters will be there from Dillon with a display, and the famous door prize raffle will feature all kinds of amazing merchandise. At Nesaquake Middle School in Smithtown, NY. Information, registration, directions at: http://www.scmea.org/festivals/day-of-tuba-and-euphonium/ %u2026 or contact Don Sherman or Tim Eckstrum: tubaday@scmea.org dndsherm@optonline.net timothyeckstrum@yahoo.com We honor the memory of Howard Hovey and Harvey Phillips, and send a shout-out to Bill Troiano and all the Troianos in Texas!

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.


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Octubafest at Montclair State University www.montclairtubaeuphstudio.com
October 18, 2014
This year's Octubafest at MSU promises to be one of the best yet! Hosted by Jason Ham, the 2014 Octubafest celebration welcomes euphonium soloist Demondrae Thurman, as he appears with the MSU Wind Symphony in the premiere of Anthony Barfield's Concerto for Euphonium. Professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts from beginners to seniors are welcome at this year's event. For more information, visit the website or contact Jason Ham at jasondham1978@gmail.com.

American Brass Quintet in Recital https://events.juilliard.edu/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D137448424
October 16, 2014
Kevin Cobb and Louis Hanzlik, trumpets Eric Reed, French horn Michael Powell, trombone John D. Rojak, bass trombone With special guests Raymond Mase and David Wakefield Assisted by trombonist John Elizondo and bass trombonist Simon Wood Edited by Raymond Mase In Gabrieli's Day MARENZIO Scendi dal paradiso MAZZI Canzon Prima a 5 GABRIELI Sacro tempio d'honor CANGIASI Canzon " La Girometta" GASTOLDI Balletti LACERDA Fantasia e Rondo SCHULLER Brass Quintet No. 2 EWALD Quintet No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 5 GESUALDO (Edited by Louis Hanzlik) Three Madrigals EWAZEN Canticum honors amicorum (2014) * * World Premiere Recipients of Chamber Music America's highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny Award for their significant and lasting contribution to the chamber music field, the American Brass Quintet performs works from the ever-changing brass chamber music repertoire--works often commissioned or unearthed and arranged by members of the Quintet as part of their efforts to promote the brass quintet as a significant chamber music form. Founded in 1960 and Juilliard's resident brass ensemble since 1987, the ABQ has been hailed as "the high preists of brass" (Newsweek) and "positively breathtaking" (New York Times) Part of the Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series This program is presented in honor of ABQ members emeriti Raymond Mase (41 years) and David Wakefield (38 years)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison presents Celebrate Brass!
October 8, 2014
Offering concerts, master classes, colloquia and open rehearsals %u2013 Open to the public of all ages October 8-13, 2014 UW-Madison School of Music, Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI Scheduled events include: Wednesday, October 8: Wisconsin Brass Quintet. 7:30 p.m. Mills Hall. Pre-concert discussion by composer Anthony Plog, whose work, %u201CFour Sketches%u201D will be featured on the program. Thursday, October 9: COLLOQUIUM: with composer and educator Anthony Plog, Noon, Mills Hall. The topic will be %u201CThe Student of Today: Traditional Values in a New Technology World.%u201D CONCERT: The Western Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Mills Hall. Featured work: %u201CBrass Quintet%u201D by Pierre Jalbert (2013), commissioned by the Western Brass Quintet and premiered in January, 2013. Friday, October 10: OPEN FORUM with Oystein Baadsvik: %u201COn the Road with my Tuba.%u201D 12:30 %u2212 2:30 PM, 2411 Humanities. An informal talk about life as an international tubist-composer. CONCERT: Øystein Baadsvik, tuba, with Kirstin Ihde, piano. 8:00 PM, Mills Hall. Saturday, October 11: MASTER CLASS: Tuba, with tuba virtuoso Øystein Baadsvik, 4:00- 5:30 PM, Mills Hall. CONCERT: %u201CBRASS ALCHEMY,%u201D featuring Øystein Baadsvik, 8:00, Mills Hall

Oktubafest 3 Www.internationalmusiccamp.com
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.

'The First Six' ILBTrio EP release http://tinyurl.com/ILBTrioEP
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.

Matosinhos' International Competition 2014 www.ricardomatosinhos.com
August 23, 2014
Hi. My name is Ricardo Matosinhos. After the surprising success of last year's competition I'm organizing another one. This time together with AvA Musical Editions my publisher from Portugal. This year%u2019s competition is open for Horn but also for Trombone and Euphonium players! The competition will be held online and it will be split into three age categories: one up to 12 years old, the other up to 14 and finally one up to 16. Applications for participants will be accepted until November the 30th, 2014. All that is required in order to apply is to post a video on youtube playing one of my suites, and filling the application form at my website. I wish you luck and have fun. See you soon! Ricardo Matosinhos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UcDesiyeLA

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.

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