Title

Brass Fireworks - A Performance Presentation of Music for Brass and Piano

Proposal Type

Presentation

Additional Presenter Information

Adam Frey, DMA

Assistant Professor of Low Brass, Department of Music, Gainesville and Dahlonega Campus

Joanna Kim

Associate Professor, Department of Music, Gainesville Campus

Keywords

music, piano, brass, recital, concert

Subject Area

Art/Music

Start Date

11-11-2016 11:45 AM

End Date

11-11-2016 1:15 PM

Description/Abstract

This presentation will feature a lecture recital educating and enlightening the participants about the wide range and scope of music for brass instruments, specifically the euphonium. The presentation will include a brief history on the euphonium and highlight a variety of repertoire from various historical periods. Material will span from showpieces transcribed from other instruments by the presenter that show the technical mastery of the instrument as well as lyrical music that demonstrates another side of musical performance. The presentation will also feature a major work specifically composed for UNG faculty member, Adam Frey. The commission and performance of new music represents current research in the music field.

Bio

Adam Frey travels the globe sharing his talents as a performer and teacher. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Adam Frey received his musical training at the University of Georgia (Bachelor’s degree in Euphonium and Tuba Performance), the Royal Northern College of Music (Master’s), and the University of Salford (DMA). As a major ambassador of the euphonium, Adam has more than one hundred and twenty works that have been composed or specifically arranged for him. Most are published by Euphonium.com Publications or Absolute Brass.com. Dr. Frey is Assistant Professor of Low Brass the University of North Georgia where he teaches trombone, euphonium, and tuba and directs the Brass Choir, Trombone Choir, and Tuba Euphonium Ensemble. For 13 years, he has hosted the International Euphonium Tuba (IET) Festival. This event hosts 70+ students and teachers from around the globe in a week of playing, learning, and inspiration. Participants range from high school students to graduate college students to adult amateurs and occurs in late June in Atlanta. Adam has soloed with orchestras the world over, including the world famous Boston Pops, Cheju Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), US Army Orchestra (Washington DC), Harvard Pops (MA), Fort Collins (CO), Indian Hill (MA), the Vaasa Symphony Orchestra (Finland), Atlanta Philharmonic (GA), Cascade (WA), Greensboro (NC), Clemson (SC), LaGrange (GA), Minot (ND), Bellevue Philharmonic (WA), and Northeastern (MA) Symphony Orchestras. He also performs regularly with wind bands and brass bands that have included Soli Brass in Holland, Point of Ayr in Wales, the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland and wind bands from Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong, and the United States. Adam has also been guest soloist at festivals around the globe, including twice at the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic (USA), the WASBE Convention (Singapore), Melbourne International Festival of Brass (Australia), Trombonanza (Argentina), Carlos Gomez Festival (Brazil), Jeju International Wind Festival (South Korea), Asia Pacific Band Directors Conference (South Korea), Westby Low Brass Workshop (Norway), Peru Low Brass Festival (Peru), Colombia Festubal (Colombia), Tubmania (Thailand), and Orquesta Latinoamericana de Vientos (Colombia) to name a few.

 
Nov 11th, 11:45 AM Nov 11th, 1:15 PM

Brass Fireworks - A Performance Presentation of Music for Brass and Piano

This presentation will feature a lecture recital educating and enlightening the participants about the wide range and scope of music for brass instruments, specifically the euphonium. The presentation will include a brief history on the euphonium and highlight a variety of repertoire from various historical periods. Material will span from showpieces transcribed from other instruments by the presenter that show the technical mastery of the instrument as well as lyrical music that demonstrates another side of musical performance. The presentation will also feature a major work specifically composed for UNG faculty member, Adam Frey. The commission and performance of new music represents current research in the music field.