Brass Academy

Tutors: Marco Blaauw (Trumpet & Coordination), Christine Chapman (French Horn), Mike Svoboda (Trombone), Melvyn Poore (Tuba)

After the success in 2014, we are happy to present the second Brass Academy during the 2016 International Summer Course for New Music.

The academy is for all brass players and offers a unique chance to spend time with 4 outstanding specialists for contemporary brass repertoire. Mike Svoboda, trombone, Melvyn Poore, tuba and Christine Chapman, French horn, will be offering 4 day courses with individual tutoring and workshops. Marco Blaauw, trumpet, will be present for the full two weeks.

Use this great opportunity to not only meet excellent performers and profit from their knowledge and network, but also to work on warm up techniques, interpretation, methods for studying new repertoire, extended techniques, collaboration with composers and improvisation!

The teachers bring their individual experiences and insights gained through their work as soloists, chamber musicians and ensemble players to the academics. This combination of four views on common questions and the discourse that ensues will provide a unique and multifaceted learning experience.