2022 Guest Artists

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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Robyn Smith

Robyn Smith is the newly appointed second trombonist of the Michigan Opera Theatre. Robyn recently graduated with a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory studying under the tutelage of Toby Oft, principal trombone of the Boston Symphony. In most recent engagements, Robyn performed at the Tanglewood Music Center as a fellow and has previously …

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Melissa Ewing

Melissa Ewing, a native of Northern California, began playing piano at age five and added euphonium to her musical endeavors at nine. Dr. Ewing studied with Matt Tropman at University of the Pacific where she won Pacific’s concerto competition in 2014, the same year that she obtained her Bachelor of Music in Euphonium Performance and …

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Chromatic Brass Collective

The Chromatic Brass Collective, founded by Black women, is an organization for brass musicians that celebrates, performs, mentors and educates in an effort to increase the visibility of racially and ethnically underrepresented women and gender non-conforming people throughout the brass world.