Welcome back to all of our returning students, and a special welcome to all of our new students in the brass area. We are very excited about our new building, which we will actually be in one year from now! We are also looking forward to this new academic year with our new Visiting Professor … Continue reading Welcome Back 2015!
This week’s Brass Area Seminar featured by five chamber groups, including the Old Capitol Brass Quintet, a Trombone Quartet, a Horn Quartet, a Tuba/Euphonium Quartet and a Trumpet Quintet. I was very impressed with all of the performances and quite proud to heard such great music making from everyone. Due to the full program, we … Continue reading Brass Area Seminar – April 17, 2014
Getting Control of the Drunken Monkey By Jeffrey Agrell Both internal mental processes and external physical appearance and gestures are extremely important factors in the success of a musical performance, yet both are seldom given the attention they deserve in the course of traditional studies. We spend countless hours in the practice room working on … Continue reading Masterclass – Getting Control of the Drunken Monkey by Jeffrey Agrell
Alumni Close-Up: Interview with Ed Hong, M.A. in trumpet. Interviewed in September of 2013 by Professor Jeffrey Agrell. Tell us a bit about your background. Ed Hong: I grew up in central Wisconsin. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, studying with Dr. John Aley. I was fortunate … Continue reading Alumni Interview – Ed Hong, Trumpet MA
Nathaniel Lee (DMA in trombone in progress) was appointed to the brass faculty at the University of Virginia. Congratulations, Nate! Continue reading Student Success – Nathaniel Lee
Drew Phillips has been appointed as the new instructor of horn and improvisation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Drew will begin the appointment in August 2013. Drew is a student of Professor Jeffrey Agrell. Continue reading Student Success – Drew Phillips, horn
Recent graduate Rob Medd will attend Western Michigan University on a full graduate assistantship to pursue a masters in music with Dr. Steve Wolfinbarger. Rob studied with Dr. David Gier and Dr. Jonathan Allen while a student at the University of Iowa. Continue reading Student Success – Rob Medd, trombone