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The Mentorship Program is Back!

WHAT IS IT? The IWBC Mentorship Program partners aspiring musicians with accomplished professionals in their field. Mentees will receive two mentoring sessions that they can choose how to use (career advice, lessons, etc.) and receive assistance with their application materials. Everyone involved will receive exclusive access to group sessions on career development. Mentees will also …

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Congratulations to 2022 Penny Turner Award Winner: Jade park!

Jade Park is a fourteen-year-old trumpet performer from Australia and has earned a LMusA Diploma with Distinction in Trumpet, Australian Music Examination Board in 2021. She is a full music scholarship student at St. Andrew’s Cathedral School in Sydney and a scholarship recipient at the Rising Star Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In …

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Grant Opportunity

Below is information about a Grant Opportunity honoring IWBC Pioneer Laurie Frink: The mission of the Laurie Frink Career Grant is to offer to a young brass player an opportunity for serious study or to undertake a creative project. Watching some of her students struggle with the financial burden was heartbreaking to Laurie. Whenever possible, …

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Congratulations to the 2022 Rachel Duncan Memorial Scholarship Recipients!

We are honored to announce the winners of the 2022 Rachel Duncan Memorial Scholarship: Alisa  Crüger-Cain and Yuval Tessman-Bar-On. This biannual award is given in honor of the memory of Rachel Duncan to provide support to an undergraduate brass musician to attend the International Women’s Brass Conference.  This award was established in the fall of …

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IWBC 2022 Composition Competition Winner: Gina Gillie

Congratulations to Gina Gillie, winner of our 2022 IWBC Composition Competition! Her piece, “Mountain Ascent,” will be premiered at the conference this May. More about Dr. Gillie: Dr. Gina Gillie holds the position of Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University where she teaches horn, composition, ear training, chamber music, and music history. While all …

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Congratulations to Chanell Crichlow

Multi-Instrumentalist, composer, performer and educator Chanell Crichlow joins Pacific’s Conservatory as Assistant Professor of Practice in Tuba and Euphonium. IWBC is thrilled for Chanell and excited to celebrate her success at our upcoming conference where she will be a featured guest artist. Learn more about Chanell below: Chanell Crichlow is a low brass multi-instrumentalist, composer, …

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A Virtual Greeting from Laurel Ohlson

It’s our own Laurel Ohlson, long-serving IWBC Vice President and Board Member, showcasing her instrument collection and sending us all a beautiful virtual greeting. Well done National Symphony Orchestra and Laurel for this lovely and safely distanced music-making!