Webster University Brass Blast Workshop | Webster University

Webster University Brass Blast Workshop

featuring world-renowned euphonium artist, Demondrae Thurman

Register now for Brass Blast 2018

 

Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Registration Fee: $25 
Solo Coaching Fee: $5 (additional)
Chamber Ensemble Coaching Fee: $5 (additional)

Brass Blast trumpetThis one-day workshop is designed specifically for intermediate and advanced high school, middle school and university level brass instrumentalists.  The workshop will have sessions for all brass instruments, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba. Topics will include healthy brass development of tone, technique and repertoire, as well as masterclass sessions for each instrument and coachings for brass chamber ensembles.  The day begins with a Q&A session with Demondrae Thurman, and closes with a special recital by the world-class performer.


Teaching at the workshop will be Webster University Faculty members and visiting guest artists:

Michael Walk, Trumpet
Robert Souza, Trumpet
Tricia Jöstlein, Horn
James A. Martin, Trombone

and featuring world-renowned euphonium artist, Demondrae Thomas

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE 

9:15 AM          REGISTRATION OPENS

10:00 AM        SESSION I – MEET AND GREET 

10:45 AM        SESSION II – INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENT CLINCS

12:00 PM         LUNCH

12:45 PM         SESSION III – ENSEMBLE COACHINGS 

2:15 PM           SESSION IV – SOLO COACHINGS WITH DEMONDRAE THURMAN

4:15 PM           WORKSHOP RECITAL FEATURING DEMONDRAE THURMAN AND WEBSTER UNIVERSITY FACULTY

5:00 PM           CLOSING COMMENTS

 

FEATURED CLINICIAN, DEMONDRAE THURMAN

Demondrae Thurman, euphonium artistDemondrae Thurman is considered one of the stars of the formidable generation of brass soloists. His euphonium playing has been described as “awe inspiring,” and he is touted as “an amazing musician.” Demondrae has a firm international reputation as a euphonium soloist having performed in Europe, Asia and throughout North America. Many of America's premiere colleges and universities have hosted him as a performer and teacher. He continues to be in extremely high demand. Over the last eighteen years, Demondrae has been an invited guest artist/clinician at many of the world’s prestigious low brass festivals including the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference, U.S. Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference, and the Leonard Falcone Competition.

Demondrae is also an active chamber musician. He plays first euphonium and trombone in the highly regarded touring ensemble Sotto Voce Quartet. The quartet has released four recordings, all of which have received stellar reviews. Viva Voce!: The Complete Quartets of Johns Stevens won the International Tuba/Euphonium Association award for best chamber music recording in 2006. The quartet has been featured several times on American Public Media’s Performance Today. He also plays first baritone horn in the Brass Band of Battle Creek, a British brass band comprised of many of the world’s best brass and percussion performers. In addition to his chamber music work, Demondrae is in high demand as a euphonium/bass trumpet specialist for symphony orchestras. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

Demondrae Thurman is a Miraphone Performing Artist and plays exclusively the Miraphone 5050 Ambassador “Edition” euphonium which was designed specifically for him.  He also plays the custom “Demondrae” model mouthpiece manufactured by Warburton Music Products and is a Shires Trombone Performing Artist.  

For more information about Demondrae Thurman, please visit:
www.facebook.com/demondraethurman
www.youtube.com/demondraethurman
www.ebrassmusic.com
demondraethurman@gmail.com