International Women's Brass Conference

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Posted by Kelly Biese on July 31, 2002 at 16:29:04:

The 4th International Women's Brass Conference, co-hosted by Dr. Sharon Huff and Dr. Amy Gilreath, will take place June 17-21, 2003, at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. The conference is open to all women and men performers, composers, educators, conductors, students, amateurs, and music lovers. Highlights of the conference include solo competitions on each of the six brass instruments (trumpet, horn, trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, and tuba), as well as lectures, master classes, exhibits, and performances by internationally recognized brass artists. The competitions are open to women and men in three age categories: ages 18 and younger, 28 and younger, and 29 and older. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top two performers on each instrument. In addition, first place winners in each age category will have the chance to compete for an additional $1000 prize. Invited artists/clinicians at this time include: Linda Brown, Lauraine Carpenter, Judy Saxton, Laurie Frink, Ingrid Jensen, Marvin Stamm, Liesl Whitaker, Lisa Bontrager, Froydis Ree Wekre, Marie Luise Neunecker, Rebecca Root, Gail Williams, Jeannie Little, Julia McIntyre, Audrey Morrison, Angela Wellman, Brian Bowman, Helen Tyler, Velvet Brown, Jane Maness Noyes, Dan Perantoni, and Sam Pilafian. Also invited to perform are Monarch Brass, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Trumpet section, the Army Blues, the Athena Brass Band, Junction, Bones Apart, and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. The conference is sure to offer a wealth of opportunities for students, amateurs, and professionals alike. For more information, check out the website at:, or contact conference coordinator Kelly Watkins at: kwatkin(AT)

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