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December, 19, 2014
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM


Meeting Room W185


Kevin Harrison

Kevin Harrison

The 5 Pitfalls of the Young Tuba Student: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Low Brass

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic is meant to be a resource for directors of young bands as a way of identifying and quickly diagnosing common issues for young tuba students. Since most directors themselves are not specialists in tuba, there are often very important (yet simple) fundamental things that go unnoticed and unaddressed. We all know that the low brass are the foundation and the core of a good band sound. Now it is time to protect and improve upon our most valuable assets.

Kevin Harrison - Biographical Information

Tubist, Kevin Harrison, is an active chamber and orchestral musician, soloist, and music educator. He is a member of the Chicago-based quintet, Axiom Brass, which has quickly become the most awarded brass chamber ensemble in the U.S. Kevin has performed and presented clinics in Europe, Asia, Central America, and throughout the United States. As an educator, Kevin currently serves on faculties of Wheaton College Conservatory, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Music Institute of Chicago. He has performed with many fine orchestras including the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony. In addition to being an active musician, Kevin serves as an administrator and arranger for Axiom Brass. He received a B.M. from Truman State University, a M.M. from DePaul University, and is an alumnus of both the Eastern Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival & School.