Honours Brass Ensemble

A new opportunity for brass players, the ensemble of 16 will meet weekly for 8 weeks to work under the direction of Larry Knopp, Principal Trumpet of the VSO, and former visiting instructor of trumpet at the Eastman School of Music and the Northwestern University School of Music, with additional coaching and masterclasses by members of the VSOSoM faculty and Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Members selected will work on signature brass ensemble repertoire in preparation for a prelude performance in the Orpheum Theatre, before the VSO's "Beethoven's 5th" concert on November 11, 2017.

Click here for guidelines and instructions on uploading your video audition, then click the button below to apply - the deadline to apply is September 8, 2017

Instructor: Larry Knopp
Eligibility: Open to players of all ages (youth and adults) of the following instruments: trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, euphonium. If a youth applicant, private teacher or band director must agree to and approve application to the ensemble.
Dates and Times: Wednesdays 7-9pm. 8-week course.
Rehearsals: September 20 - November 8, 2017
Performance: Saturday, November 11 at the Orpheum. 
Players are also invited to perform a signature arrangements of Ode to Joy as part of the VSOSoM Orpheum Showcase on June 24, 2018
Fee: Participation fee: $275 (includes $25 application fee)
           Minimum enrollment required

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