Week of Brass offers workshops and performances


KennesawStateseries features unique learning opportunities and concerts For media inquiries: Cheryl…

Georgia (Feb 9, 2011)KennesawStateseries features unique learning opportunities and concerts

For media inquiries: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Director of Public Relations,
770-499-3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW, Ga.— The Kennesaw State University School of Music will present a snapshot of its talent and welcome special guest artists with the Week of Brass, a series of workshops and performances. “The week is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the many fine happenings within the music school to the public,” says Associate Professor of Music David Kehler, coordinator of the events.

All the events are held at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.

The events in the series are:

February 15
The American Horn Quartet

Known for its creative combination of traditional brass quartet music and self-composed pieces, the American Horn Quartet has entertained audiences around the world. Before the evening performance, the group will hold a free master class for students, offering them the opportunity to learn about technique and the art of composing from professional artists. According to Kehler, the workshop and performance are rare opportunities for aspiring musicians and local music-lovers that could “positively alter their entire perspective on the world of music.” The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

February 16
KSU Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

The Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will open this evening’s performance with a high-energy performance of a brass fanfare piece composed by Bjork, the internationally acclaimed eclectic singer-songwriter and composer. Following an intermission, the Wind Ensemble will perform “California Suite,” written by John Gibson and conducted by David Kehler. Other featured composers include also Peterszoon Sweelink, Eric Whitacre and Fisher Tull. The performance will include guest conductor David Collins. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.

February 19
KSU Brass Blast and Double Reed Day

Brass Blast! is a one-day workshop designed to service local high school brass musicians. Students will have the opportunity to learn technique from the finest players in the Southeast. KSU music faculty and leading performers from both the Atlanta and Cobb Symphony Orchestras will direct students throughout the day in chamber classes and combined rehearsals, culminating in a performance in the Performance Hall of the Bailey Center. Check-in starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Bailey Performance Center Lobby, and the final performance is at 4 p.m. Registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. The deadline to register is Feb. 14.

The box office number is 770-423-6650.


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The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu