Category: Winds/Brass/Percussion

A conversation with Maestro Bramwell Tovey

New conductor talks joining the School of Music, expressing deep human narratives through conducting, and getting down to the music. Spark Volume 3, Issue 2 | by Emily White   Spark spoke with renowned conductor Bramwell Tovey, who joined Boston University as Director of Orchestral Activities this fall. Since 2000 he has served as Music Director […]

GRAMMY Award-Winning Conductor Bramwell Tovey Appointed Director of Orchestral Activities

  Boston, MA – Boston University College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Bramwell Tovey as Director of Orchestral Activities for BU School of Music. Tovey succeeds David Hoose, who led the program from 1987 to 2015. Tovey begins his new role at Boston University in the Fall 2017 semester with […]

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BU Student Wins Boston Woodwind Society Flute Merit Award

Boston Woodwind Society supports a broad range of cultural and educational projects aimed at expanding, learning, and performing opportunities for students and professional woodwind musicians. BWS has established merit awards to honor the artistry and achievements of five legendary woodwind musicians. The awards are presented annually to outstanding young students hoping to fulfill their dreams […]

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Three Artists, Three Plans

Kahn career awards give three CFA grads a head start Flutist Alexandra Conway (CFA’09,’17) will use her Kahn Award to fund more concerts by her chamber music group, the New England Chamber Players. Photo by Cydney Scott Originally published by BU Today 05.25.2017 By Joel Brown One College of Fine Arts grad will use the award […]

BU Trumpet Ensemble at the National Trumpet Competition

The National Trumpet Competition has been providing an educational outlet for the past 25 years to young trumpet players from around the United States. With a yearly competition, masterclasses, and amazing concerts, NTC strives to provide the highest quality atmosphere to showcase these up and coming artists and provide access to some of the world’s premiere […]

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Boston Pops Midwest Tour – With BU Faculty!

Above, faculty members Ron Haroutunian, Linda Toote, David Martins, Andrew Price, and Terry Everson glow after another successful Pops concert! Renee Krimsier and Bruce Hall are also in the Pops Esplanade Orchestra, although not pictured here. BU shares an amazing bond with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where 30 of our faculty play! To learn more […]

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For the Love of Trombone

Don Lucas + a global following. by Anna Whitelaw (COM ’19) What does it mean to be musical? For some people, musical expression is something they can’t quite describe. For Don Lucas, Chair of the Department of Brass, Winds & Percussion, music builds a foundation by projecting an instrument’s style in the direction of a […]

Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Symphony Hall

Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Boston University Symphony Orchestra & Symphonic Chorus Conductor Emily Freeman Brown leads BU Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a concert featuring Joseph Haydn’s The Creation —Tuesday, April 4th at Symphony Hall Boston, MA – Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus […]

A Renaissance and Baroque Trombone and Trumpet Festival

At Marsh Chapel (735 Commonwealth Avenue) on April 8th at 2:30 p.m., come join Boston University College of Fine Arts celebrate the musicality of brass instruments. This is a unique concert featuring original Renaissance and Baroque music for brass. Performed in a chapel reminding one of the setting in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Italy, […]

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BU Students Impress at National Trumpet Competition

Internationally known trumpet soloist Terry Everson isn’t one to blow his own horn, but the College of Fine Arts assistant professor has plenty to say about the skills of his students. The BU Trumpet Ensemble, under his tutelage, has been admitted to the Semi-Final round of the Small Ensemble Division! The ensemble is composed of Neal […]