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Clinician(s)

Garrett Klein

Garrett Klein

glklein@uncg.edu
Abigail Pack

Abigail Pack

alpack@uncg.edu
Randy Kohlenberg

Randy Kohlenberg

rbkohlen@uncg.edu
Justin Worley

Justin Worley

jkworley@uncg.edu

Polish Your Brass! Achieving a Golden Brass Section Sound

Clinic Synopsis:

The brass faculty from UNC Greensboro will present an engaging clinic on how to quickly get a student brass section sounding like professionals. We’re all looking for that "golden" brass sound, which is achieved through efficient air use, impeccable intonation, and beautiful balance. The UNCG brass faculty will present instrument-specific tips as well as techniques to build teamwork amongst your brass section. UNCG brass students will perform brass excerpts and will be coached by the clinicians.

Garrett Klein - Biographical Information

Trumpet artist Garrett Klein has performed across the United States and Asia as a soloist, chamber player, and orchestral musician. He is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at UNC Greensboro where he leads the Trumpet Studio, coaches the Graduate Brass Quintet, and directs the Trumpet Ensemble. He has previously served on the faculties of St. Olaf College and Gustavus Adolphus College. Aside from his teaching, Garrett is a member of the acclaimed Dallas Brass, an internationally recognized touring ensemble. Outside of touring with Dallas Brass, Garrett performs regularly as an extra with the Charlotte Symphony and as Solo Cornet with North Carolina Brass Band. He has also appeared as a guest musician with The Phoenix Symphony, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. A new music advocate, Garrett has worked with composers to commission new works for trumpet, presenting newly composed works at three International Trumpet Guild Conferences. Garrett earned his DMA and MM degrees at Arizona State University, along with a Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy. Prior to ASU, he studied at the prestigious Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Garrett Klein is an endorsing artist for Conn-Selmer and proudly performs on Vincent Bach trumpets.

Abigail Pack - Biographical Information

Dr. Abigail Pack, Professor of Horn at UNCG, native of Roanoke, Virginia, received her training from East Carolina University (BMA), University of Iowa (MM), and University of Wisconsin-Madison (DMA) where she was a Bolz Teaching Fellow. Before assuming her current position at UNCG she was Horn Faculty at James Madison University from 2001 to 2008. She has also been on faculty at Knox College in Galesburg, IL; Western State College in Gunnison, CO; and taught in the Gunnison Watershed School District. An avid symphony player, Dr. Pack has held positions with the Barton Symphony Orchestra, Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and currently performs with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival Orchestra, the Southwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Opera Roanoke Orchestra. Other venues have included performances with the Iowa Brass Quintet, Western Slope Brass Band, and Massanutten Brass Band. Recent performance and presentation highlights include the National Flute Association (Washington D.C. with the Montpelier Winds), the International Horn Symposium (University of Cape Town, South Africa), the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference (Chicago), and the Kennedy Center of The Performing Arts (Washington).

Randy Kohlenberg - Biographical Information

Randy Kohlenberg has performed in concert and at trombone workshops throughout the United States and abroad. He is the Director of Graduate Studies in Music and Assistant Director of the School of Music. Having taught in the public schools in Texas and colleges in Oklahoma and Iowa, Dr. Kohlenberg holds the PhD in music from the University of Oklahoma. School of Music Teacher of the Year (2000) his students have been consistent winners of teaching position searches, ensemble auditions, solo competitions, and all-state tryouts. Dr. Kohlenberg is a Past-President and continuing member of the Board of the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, a member of the Board of the International Mentoring Association and currently the Chair of the International Relations Committee. He continues to perform as a member of the Market Street Brass Quintet, and as a member of the Rokoko-Duette, a trombone-marimba duo, he performed a recital in New York at the Carnegie Recital Hall. Dr. Kohlenberg is the editor of several monumental works for trombone and author of numerous books and trombone related articles. Known for his work as founder and curator of the Glenn D. Bridges Archive-Library, Dr. Kohlenberg is a lifetime member (since 1972) of the International Trombone Association, was the Archivist (1980-2010), and held the position of Secretary and Board Member (1980-1992).

Justin Worley - Biographical Information

Justin Worley, originally from Atlanta, GA, has just recently completed the D.M.A. degree in tuba performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At UNCG he was the assistant for the tuba studio and he currently teaches a course in electronic music. Justin has earned a B.M. from Columbus (GA) State University and a M.M. from Boston University. He is a member of the newly formed North Carolina Brass Band and can be heard on their debut CD First in Flight. Justin was a semi-finalist for the 2013 Leonard Falcone International Tuba-Euphonium Competition and was invited to perform in the live round of the 2013 Lieksa Brass Week Competition in Lieksa, Finland. Recently, Justin performed as a soloist with the UNCG Symphony Orchestra. Justin has also performed as a member of the Columbus State University Wind Ensemble on the CD releases titled Visions and Synergy as well as performed with the Columbus State Trombone Choir at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. While at Boston University, Justin was the Assistant Conductor of the All-Campus Concert Band, performing with the ensemble as a conductor as well as a soloist. Justin has also performed as a substitute tubist the Alabama Symphony, The LaGrange Symphony (GA), The Boston Civic Symphony, and the Wellesley Symphony (MA).

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