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The Seven Deadly Sins of Low Brass

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  • This clinic addresses the seven most fundamental, but often neglected problems that low brass students and their teachers face. Most of the playing difficulties that low brass players in high school and college deal with have very benign beginnings in earlier band experiences. Designed for band directors, studio teachers and performers, this presentation will offer practical suggestions on preventing and correcting these issues before they have dire effects on musician's “musical life.”
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  • John Mueller, D.M.A., is currently Associate Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis, where he is also serves as trombonist with the Memphis Brass Quintet. He joined the faculty at the U. of Memphis in 2001 after a 21-year career with The U.S. Army Band in Washington, D.C. Mueller has enjoyed a variety of musical experiences on both trombone and euphonium that include performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Orchestra of the Delta. As a soloist, clinician, and adjudicator, he has appeared throughout the U.S., as well as Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Europe. Mueller earned his B.M. in Music Education from the University of Illinois, and his M.M. and D.M.A. in Trombone Performance from The Catholic University of America. Mueller is a Meinl-Weston artist.