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Brass Symposium

Friday, June 2
8:30 am – 3:40 pm

2017 Brass Symposium

Celebrating the great American tradition of community bands and music making, the informative and entertaining event will run from 8:30 am to 4 pm in Wiesiger Theatre on the campus of Centre College, Danville, KY on June 2, 2017.

In keeping with this year’s festival theme of the Roaring Twenties, some of the symposium presenters will also be presenting on topics related to the 1920s.

The presenters, soloists, and performing groups include world-renowned trumpeter Jens Lindemann and the virtuoso chamber group Boston Brass. Returning for an encore performance at this year’s festival will also be Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass.

Paper presentations will be given by Dr. Bryan Proksch (Lamar University), Joshua Gailey (Yale University), and Dr. Edward Green (Manhattan School of Music).

Student brass ensembles from universities from around the United States will provide short programs throughout the day.

The event will be co-hosted by Dr. Ronald Holz, professor emeritus at Asbury University and a well-known band historian, and Dr. Jason Dovel, assistant professor of trumpet at the University of Kentucky.

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Please download and complete the form below and mail the required items to GABBF, P.O. Box 429, Danville, KY 40423. For any questions, please call 859-907-1981.



8:30 am Welcome music: Student Group A
8:55 am Welcome: Dr. Ron Holz
9:00 – 9:30 am Paper Presentation #1: Dr. Bryan Proksch: “Sousa’s Vacillating Views on Jazz in the Roaring Twenties”
9:35 – 10:10 am Artist Performance/Presentation #1 The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass
10:10 – 10:35 am Coffee Break with snacks
10:35 – 11:05 am Paper Presentation #2: Joshua Gailey: Band Rooms and Ball Fields: American Competition Culture and the National School Band Contests of the 1920s
11:10 — 11:45 am Student Performance: Student Groups B and C
11:50 am — 12:50 pm Luncheon with Student Groups D and E
1:00 — 1:30 pm Paper Presentation #3: Dr. Edward Green: Aesthetic Realism and the Art of Composing Chamber Music for Brass
1:40 — 2:35 pm Artist Performance/Presentation #2: Jens Lindemann and Raleigh Dailey
2:50 — 3:40 pm Boston Brass

June 2, 2017

8:30 am

– 3:40 pm

Weisiger Theatre

Brass Symposium

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