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PSO Brass Intensive

Summer 2018

July 16-20, 2018  |  Mary Pappert School of Music
       *sessions run from 10am-5pm each day.

Students must be entering grades 8-12.
Students must have their own instrument.

Early Registration $425.00 (on or before June 15, 2018)

*Standard Registration $500.00 after June 15, 2018.


PSO Summer Brass Intensive - Camp Calendar

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Activities included

Daily Warmups & Exercises - Participants are guided in starting each day with appropriate activities to engage the mind and better connect the player to his or her instrument.

Studio Classes - Participants are grouped by instrument and receive coaching and instruction on building repertoire, preparing for auditions, playing as a section, and performance etiquette that is instrument specific.

Small Ensembles & Chamber Music - These ensembles are instrument-specific groups arranged and designed to match players by skill level and provide opportunities to perform with other participants in a supportive environment.

Master Classes - Guest artists discuss topics and music pertinent to the participant's instrument are discussed and played with individual faculty members and participating students in a group environment

Final Performance - Participants throughout the week work toward a final collaborative presentation of music that showcases the skills and techniques that have been acquired and refined through camp participation. 

Featuring members of the 2-time Grammy Award-winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Chad Winkler - Trumpet

Chad Winkler -Trumpet

Mark Houghton - French Horn

Mark Houghton - French Horn

James Nova - Trombone

James Nova - Trombone

Algirdas Matonis - Euphonium

Algirdas Matonis - Euphonium

James Gourlay - Tuba

James Gourlay - Tuba