U of L Brass Day

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University students, high school students and community musicians are invited for a hands-on day of rehersals, workshops and performances featuring U of L brass faculty and special guest Paul Merkelo, principal trumpet Montreal Symphony and music professor at McGill University.

Registeration for the day is $15. Register online by Sept. 9: uleth.ca/tickets


9-10 am                     Registration

10-10:15 am              Welcome & Announcements

10:15-10:45 am         Warm up sessions/Instrument Exercises

10:45-11:30 am          Ensemble Rehearsal Session

11:30 am-12:15 pm    Performance Injury Prevention Strategies with Ron Garnett

12:15-12:45 pm          Lunch

12:45-1:30 pm            Wedge Mouthpieces - Comfort & Construction with Katie Neale

1:30-2:15 pm              Trade Fair Visits

2:15-3:00 pm              Ensemble Rehearsal Session with Nick Sullivan

3-5 pm                        Masterclass with Paul Merkelo

5-6 pm                        Supper        

6-6:45 pm                   Auditioning for Music Schools and Summer Programs

6:45-7:30 pm              Ensemble Dress Rehearsal Session

7:30-8:30 pm              Final Recital (Ensembles, Faculty & Paul Merkelo)


Special Guest, Paul Merkelo

Renowned as one of the finest trumpet players of his generation, Paul Merkelo is recognized for his "pure technical prowess" (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle) as well as his "unusual lyrical gifts" (Gramaphone). Principal trumpet with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal since 1995, Mr. Merkelo is regularly praised by the Montreal press as "a spectacular soloist...a most impressive master of his instrument" (Montreal Gazette). He has been featured frequently with the OSM, including tours to South America and Lincoln Centre in New York. Merkelo has also been featured with orchestras, and in recital, throughout Canada, the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Portugal, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, France and Thailand.

Register by Sept. 9 at uleth.ca/tickets


Nick Sullivan | nick.sullivan@uleth.ca