Posting Date: January 31, 2011
Week of Brass offers workshops and performances
Series features unique learning opportunities and concerts
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University School of Music will present a snapshot of its talent with the Week of Brass, a series of workshops and performances. “The week is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the many fine happenings within the music school to the public,” says Associate Professor of Music David Kehler, coordinator of the events.
All the events are held at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
The events in the series are:
The American Horn Quartet
Known for its creative combination of traditional brass quartet music and self-composed pieces, the American Horn Quartet has entertained audiences around the world. Before the evening performance, the group will hold a free master class for students, offering them the opportunity to learn about technique and the art of composing from professional artists. The master class will be held on Feb. 15 from 12:15-2:15 p.m. in Wilson Building Room 114. According to Kehler, the workshop and performance are rare opportunities for aspiring musicians and local music-lovers that could “positively alter their entire perspective on the world of music.” The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.
KSU Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
The Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will open this evening’s performance with a high-energy performance of a brass fanfare piece composed by Bjork, the internationally acclaimed eclectic singer-songwriter and composer. Following an intermission, the Wind Ensemble will perform “California Suite,” written by John Gibson and conducted by David Kehler. Other featured composers include also Peterszoon Sweelink, Eric Whitacre and Fisher Tull. The performance will include guest conductor David Collins. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.
KSU Brass Blast and Double Reed Day
Brass Blast! is a one-day workshop designed to service local high school brass musicians. Students will have the opportunity to learn technique from the finest players in the Southeast. KSU music faculty and leading performers from both the Atlanta and Cobb Symphony Orchestras will direct students throughout the day in chamber classes and combined rehearsals, culminating in a performance in the Performance Hall of the Bailey Center. Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Bailey Performance Center Lobby, and the final performance is at 4 p.m. Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. The deadline to register is Feb. 14.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.