Category: Winds/Brass/Percussion

Trumpet Ensemble to Play at National Competition!

The BU Trumpet Ensemble has been invited to the live round at the 2018 National Trumpet Competition! The ensemble, comprised of Michael Sullivan (DMA ’20), Matt Allen (MM ’18), Rob Wollenberg (MM ’19), John Johnson (BM ’20), Katie Raney (BM ’18), and Peter Everson (BM ’19), will be performing Professor Terry Everson’s arrangement of Els […]

BU Alum Wins Solo Competition at 15th Annual Big 12 Trombone Conference

Zachary Hass (BM ’16) won the bass trombone solo competition at the 15th annual Big 12 Trombone Conference! The Fifteenth Annual Big 12 Area Trombone Conference was held January 12th – 14th at Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. The conference featured guest artist Charles Vernon, principal bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Texas […]

BU Trombone Alumna wins 2nd Place for The American Prize in Instrumental Performance!

From the International Trombone Association Newsletter: Brittany Lasch (DMA ’16) has won second in the American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, in the professional division. Lasch was selected from applications reviewed this past fall from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the […]

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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 […]