Announcement

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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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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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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International Women’s Trombone Choir

Many members of IWBC were invited to participate last week in the International Trombone Festival’s International Women’s Trombone Choir. The ensemble was conducted by IWBC board member Ava Ordman. To learn more about the ensemble, visit the ITF website: https://trombonefestival.net/2021/01/15/georgia-2021-international-womens-trombone-choir/

ITEA Excellence in Teaching Award 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Deanna Swoboda for being awarded the 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award by the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA)! Deanna was the 2019 IWBC host and teaches at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. We are so happy for you Deanna on this very well-deserved accomplishment!

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!