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KU Music Department to Host Annual Brass and Woodwind Day

October 29, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University's Department of Music is proud to host the 2013 Woodwind and Brass Day on Thursday, Nov. 7, with registration beginning at 8 a.m., in Schaeffer Auditorium. This daylong event is open to any high school age woodwind or brass player, or any public or private school and studio teacher interested in exploring all things woodwind and brass.

At the event, students will be able to participate in chamber ensemble readings, perform in master classes and try out instruments and accessories provided by area vendors. Vendors will also provide free minor instrument repairs and maintenance advice. Teachers and band directors will be able sit-in or participate in master classes, enjoy workshops, and talk to KU woodwind and brass faculty. Multiple performances throughout the day will highlight KU's woodwind and brass faculty and the Jazz Ensemble I.

Featured guest artists include the Bala Brass Quintet, an award-winning Boston brass quintet, and Ars Futura, a newly formed mixed ensemble based in Cleveland dedicated to commissioning, performing, and popularizing new works.

This event also features guest presentations by Alan Ferber, an internationally renowned composer of commercial music; Joe Hallman, an energetic and prolific composer based in Philadelphia; and Dr. Susanna Lowey, KU's own flute professor.

Attendees can pre-register online at http://www2.kutztown.edu/music/wwbrassday for only $25. Walk-in registration is $30, with the fee payable at the venue. The band director's fee is waived if five or more students from that school register by Nov. 1. The registration fee covers lunch, dinner, concert, and a t-shirt. There will also be a free, public performance by Ars Futura and the Bala Brass Quintet in the newly renovated Schaeffer Auditorium. Only registered attendees will be guaranteed a seat.