Scranton Brass Seminar
The Scranton Brass Band Seminar is an intensive non-curricular summer seminar focusing on various elements of brass playing through brass band performance. The primary focus of the 2018 seminar was brass band rehearsal and performance. We enrolled a full brass band 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. Last year's guests included:
Wycliffe Gordon (wycliffegordon.com),
Chris Jaudes (https://www.juilliard.edu/music/faculty/jaudes-christian)
Mark Gould (https://www.juilliard.edu/music/faculty/gould-mark)
Joseph Boga (josephboga.com)
The University of Scranton Houlihan McLean Center (located at the corner of Jefferson Ave. and Mulberry St. in downtown Scranton)
WHO CAN ENROLL in the SCRANTON BRASS BAND SEMINAR:
Application for enrollment is open to advanced brass players aged 16 and older. (Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis as applications are received until the band is full.)
- Student applicants who are high school students who have qualified for participation in a PMEA Region IV festival and provide a letter of recommendation from their school band director will require no audition. (High school students who have not qualified for a Regional level festival should have their private studio teacher or band director contact Cheryl Y. Boga at 570.941.7624 to discuss their suitability for participation, and may be invited to audition based on that conversation.)
- College or university students who are brass players majoring in Music or Music Education will require no audition for acceptance, but must provide a letter of recommendation from their applied teacher or a band director.
- Adult amateur brass players are asked to submit a letter of recommendation from an applied teacher or community/professional ensemble director.
- Music educators are welcome to enroll without audition, in service of meeting their needs for continuing education and professional development in the areas of brass instruction and performance.
TBD on a yearly basis
For more information on the 2020 Scranton Brass Band Seminar, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cheryl Y. Boga at 570.941.7624
Past guest artist/teachers for Scranton Brass Seminar have included:
Timothy E. Smith
Christian Adonizio, M.D.
Marilyn Deutsch, Ph.D.
Christopher D. Newman, M.D.
Jack White, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
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