WCU’s Low Brass Festival set for Sept. 18-19

The second annual Western Carolina University Low Brass Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Coulter Building recital hall.

Friday’s session begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes ensemble coaching, a master class and a faculty rehearsal. Saturday session starts with registration at 8 a.m. and is highlighted by a workshop to prepare for all state/college auditions and a panel discussion. The day concludes with a 5 p.m. recital featuring guest artists Adam Frey (euphonium soloist and adjunct professor of euphonium at Georgia State University and Emory University) and William Mann (assistant professor of trombone at Georgia State University and member of the American Trombone Quartet).

All sessions are free and open to the public. A complete schedule of events can be found on the festival’s Facebook page at facebook.com/events/872340386193369 or under the events section on the International Trombone Association’s website at trombone.net.

The festival is supported in part by the WCU School of Music and the College of Fine and Performing Arts Office of the Dean.

For more information, call the School of Music at 828-227-7242.