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Sustainability and Longevity: Developing a Daily Movement Routine by Austin Pancner from Noteworthy Summer 2022

Sustainability and Longevity: Developing a Daily Movement Routine By Austin Pancner, The Functional Musician As musicians, movement is built into our performance. We constantly breathe, move our instrument, and switch our center of gravity, but how often do we mindfully practice movement away from our instrument? This article will address two topics essential for adding […]

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2022 Guest Artist Roster

IWBC is thrilled to announce our guest artist roster for our upcoming May 2022 conference! Katherine AdduciKirsty BaylorVelvet BrownChanell CrichlowMelissa EwingStephanie Frye-ClarkSara JacovinoTheresa MayMisa MeadKirsty MorrellMarie Nokleby HanssenAstrid Marie NoklebyNadje NoordhuisJasmine PigottRobyn Smith Athena BrassLantana Trio: Natalie Mannix, Stacie Mickens, Raquel RodriguezLonestar Wind OrchestraMonarch BrassUNT One O’Clock Lab Band

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Velvet Brown

Velvet Brown is professor of tuba and euphonium at Penn State University.  Prior to joining the faculty in 2003, she taught at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and Ball State University (Indiana), and served as an associate director of University Bands at Boston University. Brown enjoys a professional career as an international soloist, chamber ensemble

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Helen (Mrs. Wm. Howard) Taft

Helen (Mrs. Wm. Howard) Taft was the founder of the Cincinnati Symphony and was elected president from her position on the board of directors. Her responsibilities included auditioning, contract negotiations with conductors and musicians, subscription sales, rental of performance hall, fundraising, presiding at board and stockholder meetings, signing all contracts and stock certificates, community outreach, educational programming, delivering an annual report. A fine pianist, Taft said “I found, at last, a practical method for expressing and making use of my love and knowledge of music.” She did all this while raising her three children essentially alone, since Taft was largely away from home as circuit court judge.

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