Scranton Brass Seminar

Fri. - Sun., July 6-8, 2018 
Applications will be available on April 5, 2018 


The Scranton Brass Seminar is an intensive non-curricular summer seminar focusing on various elements of brass playing through brass orchestra/brass band performance. Primary focus of the 2018 seminar will be brass orchestra rehearsal and performance. We will be enrolling a full brass band of student brass musicians for an intensive weekend of masterclasses & clinics, coachings, rehearsals, and a final concert with selected members of The Scranton Brass Orchestra and guest artist-teachers Wycliffe Gordon ( and Chris Jaudes ( High school students from the PMEA Region IV area who have qualified for Region Band and higher will be awarded a FULL TUITION WAIVER and will only be responsible for a minimal registration fee. Other partial and full scholarships are available for college and university students who are Region IV alumni. Stay tuned for more information - more details and applications will be available on April 5.

(Please note: no housing options are available for high school students.)

Participants in each year’s seminar are afforded special opportunities throughout the following academic year to observe rehearsals and participate in masterclasses by world class brass players who visit the university as guest artists with the university's Performance Music program during the academic year.

Past guest artist/teachers for Brass Seminar have included:

Mark Gould
Wycliffe Gordon
Christian Jaudes
Sam Pilafian
Caleb Hudson
Amanda Hudson
Ibanda Ruhumbika

Marcus Printup
Jeff Curnow
Jennifer Krupa
Rick Chamberlain
Vincent Gardner
Steve Lakawicz
Joseph Boga

William Kenny

John-Morgan Bush
Steven Behnke
Jessica Santiago

Sam Nester
Todd Stoll
Timothy E. Smith

Ron Stabinsky
Christian Adonizio, M.D.
Marilyn Deutsch, Ph.D.
Christopher D. Newman, M.D.
Jack White, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
(more listings to come!)