Brass players of all ages are welcome to participate in this totally unique program. Some of the top brass players and teachers in the country – all faculty members – offer workshops and lectures on topics that range from the technical (breathing, posture, ensemble playing) to the practical (equipment choices, careers in music, auditioning). The series will also feature our extremely popular “BrassFests,” which are hands-on, side-by-side playing experiences with our brass faculty, both in large ensembles and instrument-specific groups.
Each year, NEC Prep presents TrumpetFest, Trombone/TubaFest, and FrenchHornFest. These FREE two-hour Sunday morning events focus on a particular instrument’s challenges and joys, and promise to inspire and expand the awareness of participants. These classes are open to the public. Please bring your instruments!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
TrumpetFest with Joseph Foley and Rich Kelley, 10am-12pmin Williams Hall
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Tuba/EuphoniumFest with Ken Amis, 10am-12pm
Sunday, November 16, 2014
TromboneFest with Norman Bolter, 10am-12pm
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
FrenchHornFest with Eli Epstein, 10am-12pm in Pierce Hall