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Research Survey: Perceptions of Support and Compassion Among Women Brass Players

Amanda Frisch is currently conducting a Web-based survey research study titled “Perceptions of Support and Compassion Among Women Brass Players,” the purpose of this study is to examine how (or if) the absence of support and compassion by teachers and colleagues is responsible for the lack of female representation in the brass section. Criteria for …

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Noteworthy News: New Album

Bente Illevold, internationally acclaimed euphonium soloist, recently released a new album entitled “Alene.” Featuring lyrical, beautiful playing, creative cinematography, and new compositions for euphonium, this album is a stunning collection of enchanting music evoking the feelings brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and isolation. To listen, learn more, or purchase this album, visit Bente’s website: …

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Monarch Brass

In the tradition of the highest artistic levels of brass playing, Monarch Brass was founded by Susan Slaughter, retired principal trumpet of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.  This musical ‘dream team’ has and continues to represent the very best women brass soloists, orchestral, and premiere military band players throughout North America and Europe.  Impressed by …

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Athena Brass

The Athena Brass Band  made its debut in 2003 by invitation at the International Women’s Brass Conference held at Illinois State University.  Founded and formed by Laura Lineberger, a euphonium player and brass band aficionado, it is the first all-female brass band in the United States.  The success of their first performance resulted in further invitations to …

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Monarch Brass

In the tradition of the highest artistic levels of brass playing, Monarch Brass was founded by Susan Slaughter, retired principal trumpet of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.  This musical ‘dream team’ has and continues to represent the very best women brass soloists, orchestral, and premiere military band players throughout North America and Europe.  Impressed by …

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Kristy Morrell

Kristy Morrell is Associate Professor of Horn at Baylor University. Prior to her position at Baylor she was Chair of the department of Winds, Brass, and Percussion, and a faculty member at the University of Southern California for more than 20 years teaching french horn, chamber music, and career strategies. She has been a member …

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Jasmine Pigott

Jasmine “Jazzie” Pigott began to play the tuba at the age of ten after accidentally choosing the trombone and playing that for a year; she quickly excelled.  As a college junior in 2018, Jasmine was invited to be a solo artist on the “Promising Artists of the 21st Century” concert series tour in Costa Rica. …

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Carrie Blosser

Dr. Carrie Blosser is a trumpet instrumentalist with U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes in North Chicago, Illinois. Before moving to Chicago, Dr. Blosser was a member of the U.S. Fleet Forces Band in Norfolk, VA. Equally comfortable in various genres, she plays over 100 concerts for military, community, and diplomatic ceremonies per year in various …

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