The Miami Dade College Brass Quintet has accepted an invitation to perform at the 12th annual International Euphonium and Tuba Conference Festival. The student group plans to premiere a brass transcription and arrangement of Bach’s Fugue in C minor by world renown electric bassist and MDC professor, Rafael Valencia. This years version of the quintet features the euphonium in place of the typical use of tuba/bass trombone.
The festival features recitals by internationally recognized low brass soloists and numerous opportunities for further interaction with the faculty through lessons, masterclasses, warm-up gatherings and chamber music coaching sessions. The IET festival takes place on the campus of Emory University at the end of the month.
The 2015 Guest Artists and Teachers include:
Brian Bowman – University of North Texas
David Childs – Royal Welsh College of Music
Lauren Veronie Curran – The US Army Field Band
Adam Frey – Georgia State, Reinhardt & Emory Universities
Brian Meixner – Highpoint University
Dave Brubeck – Miami Dade College, Miami City Ballet Orchestra
Ron Davis – South Carolina Philharmonic, USC
James Gourlay – Artistic Director, River City Brass Band
Jay Hunsberger – Sarasota Orchestra, Univ of South Florida
Igor Krivokapic – Composer and Helicon Specialist
Patrick Sheridan – International Tuba Soloist, The Brass Gym