Spectrum Brass is excited to announce our Sixth-Annual Spectrum Brass Seminar, June 16 - August 13, 2017, at the Bay View Music Festival. Applications are being accepted for individuals and preformed groups for the full eight-week session, or for two four-week sessions from June 16 - July 18, and July 18 - August 13. There is room for two advanced collegiate brass quintets each session and though applications aren't due until May 1st, scholarship priority will be given to early applicants and we anticipate having the spots filled by early April.
* For additional info about SBS: http://www.spectrumseminar.com
* For application: https://www.yaptracker.com/applications ... ental-2017
The faculty for SBS are:
* Scott Thornburg, trumpet
* Brian Buerkle, trumpet
* Aaron Brant, horn
* Andrew Mitchell, trombone
* Jacob Cameron, tuba
2012 was our inaugural year, and we have now had over 70 students from over 40 of the greatest music programs in the United States and Canada. So far we have had 3 active brass quintets formed by SBS alumni, and are excited about giving more students the performing and business tools they need to start an active, working quintet.
SBS participants will have an intensive experience featuring business/entrepreneurial classes, numerous brass quintet performances, and a large brass ensemble that ends each session with performances in venues across Northern Michigan. SBS students receive weekly lessons, quintet coachings twice a week, business/entrepreneurial classes twice a week, and 6 large brass coachings each session. In addition, each brass quintet will perform 4-5 times a session, and the large brass ensemble will perform multiple times per session.
The seminar sessions are focused on topics from branding/marketing a group to finding your way in the world of freelancing. We pride ourselves on preparing the SBS participants to be out in the brave new world of the arts and on the cutting edge of entrepreneurial training.
In addition, the Bay View Music Festival is located in one of the most beautiful summer resort communities in the country, with some of the best views, outdoor recreation, and beaches to be found anywhere in the country. Check out the Bay View website - http://www.bayviewfestival.org
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions and of course, please forward this on to anyone that might be interested!
Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium
Brass Area Chair
Western Michigan University