Canadian Brass at Colorado State University

Renowned ensemble gives a free master class for campus and community musicians.

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University hosts The Canadian Brass for a master class on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. The special event is taking place in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington St.

Master classes at CSU feature the world’s finest performers in their genre and provide instruction in an open, informal setting. The session with Canadian Brass is free and open to public observation, but a ticket is required. Please make your reservation at csuartstickets.com.

With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” Education plays a key role in the story of Canadian Brass, with each member uniquely attuned to training the next generation of players. On their travels around the world, they often pause for master classes and are more than happy to work with students and young audiences.

Caleb Hudson_claCaleb Hudson, who plays trumpet in the renowned ensemble and joined Colorado State University last fall as trumpet professor, has noticed an incredible level of excitement and anticipation surrounding the upcoming master class. “As both a member of Canadian Brass and the new trumpet professor at CSU, I could not be more pleased to see this coming together,” he said. “This class provides a unique opportunity for our students to perform and gain insight from Canadian Brass, an ensemble that has been invigorating audiences around the world since 1970.”

In addition to current CSU students, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance invites musicians of all ages, experience, and instruments – including middle and high school students – to attend and observe the class, which will be followed by a Q&A and a chance for the audience to meet the ensemble members. Due to time constraints, only pre-selected CSU students should bring instruments, however, there will be plenty of exciting playing and instruction for audience members to enjoy. The Canadian Brass master classes are popular, so reserve your spot for this special event today!

“Education and inspiration are central to the vision of this ensemble, and we are thankful to both Conn Selmer and CSU for making this possible," Hudson added.

group-01-vertical-on-the-stairsAbout Canadian Brass

Masters of concert presentations, Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. Whatever the style, the music is central and performed with utmost dedication, skill and excellence. The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity and, most of all, fun.

The Canadian Brass sprang from modest and highly experimental roots in Toronto, Ontario, in 1970. Thanks to their pioneer status, the quintet developed a unique character and rapport with audiences that proved so successful that it has been emulated by many other ensembles. From formal classical concerts to music served up with lively dialogue and theatrical effects, the music is central and performed with utmost dedication and excellence.

Canadian Brass are Conn-Selmer Artists and are represented by IMG Artists in New York. imgartists.com