Brass and percussion players, from High School students to adults, conductors and band directors are invited to join us for our 2nd annual River City Brass – Besson International Summer School on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia, USA.
Located right off Interstate 70,Wheeling Jesuit University is ideally situated for those living in the Tri-State area, as well as those needing access to nearby Pittsburgh International Airport. This unique partnership of three world-class institutions will offer an inspiring experience for all levels of musicians.
This fun, engaging, residential summer school will provide musicians an opportunity to enhance their musical skills under the direction of Dr. James Gourlay, international stars Owen Farr (Alto Horn) David Childs (Euphonium) Dr. Brian Appleby-Wineberg and principals drawn from the River City Brass. Participants will enjoy in a variety of informative and exciting activities, including group and individual master classes, sectional rehearsals and a final Gala Concert conducted by Dr. James Gourlay, one of the world’s leading authorities on brass playing.
You’ll learn from the some of the world’s finest brass musicians and percussionists, experiencing a week of living and learning on a college campus. Continuing Education credits are available through Wheeling Jesuit University, for participating band directors and teachers.
Registration begins in the afternoon of Tuesday, July 15 and concludes with an early afternoon performance on Sunday, July 19. Transportation to and from the Pittsburgh International Airport is available for participants arriving July 15 before 2pm and departing July 19 after 4:00pm.
For more information, please contact Dr. James Gourlay at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 412-434-7222 ext. 210