Low Brass Week


Low Brass Week Student

The program's focus is to celebrate the sounds of outstanding Low Brass artistry and explore the finer points of acquiring these skills, both musically and technically.

The seminar is hosted by James A. Martin, faculty member at Webster University, former bass trombonist of the Buddy Rich Band, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale, and active free-lance musician. Joining him is Mark Kellogg, Associate Professor of Trombone, Euphonium, and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music and Principal Trombonist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. 


  • Warm-up effectively and efficiently
  • Chamber music (each student will be placed in a trio/quartet according to experience level; there will be a placement for more advanced players as well as those with less experience.) 
  • Daily low brass choir 
  • Solo playing in a master class setting 
  • Audition and recital preparation 
  • Introduction to improvisation fundamentals.

Requirements: two years of participation in a school band program or at least one full year of private instruction. A post registration skill assessment by student's band director or private teacher will be required for placement in trio/quartet.

Ages:  Trombone, baritone/euphonium, and tuba students ages 13-18 years

Dates:  June 16-20, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Performance:  Friday, June 20 at 1 p.m.

Location:  Webster Groves 

Tuition:  $250 (includes t-shirt) 

Application deadline:  May 15, 2014 

Questions:  Call 314-968-5939 or email Jim Martin at jamstl@webster.edu

Download the 2014 Summer Camp Application