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tuba Octubafest at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music happens October 22-24, 2014. University of Memphis students and faculty will perform virtuosic music three octaves down on both the euphonium and tuba. You’ve never heard low brass music like this. Five nights of afternoon and evening concerts in Harris Concert Hall with free admission.  See schedule.



Saturday, October 25, clinician Will Schmid conducts his World Drumming Workshop. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM in the U of M Harris Concert Hall. Admission is free. Schmid is a past president of MENC, founder of the World Music Drumming curriculum, and a winner of the MENC Lowell Mason fellowship. Pre-register at:


This Halloween Eve, experience the horror story that started it all. As the classic 1931 film Frankenstein plays, the University of Memphis Wind Ensemble performs the music live. According to Dr. Albert Nguyen, conductor of the Wind Ensemble, “We are very excited to be among the first to ‘resurrect’ this fantastic movie with newly imagined music.  This will be the Tennessee premiere of Michael Shapiro’s music to Frankenstein and will be a wonderful experience for our students and a treat for the audience.” Harris Concert Hall, October 30, 7:30 pm.  Free to U of M students, faculty and staff. Other admission prices.


The 2014 Low Brass Workshop (November 7 – 8) will feature guest artists Mike Grose, tuba; Danny Vinson, euphonium; and Greg Luscombe and Ed Morse, trombones. Their performances and masterclasses will be complimented by others including The Great River Trombone Quartet, U of M Tuba Choir, University of Memphis Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, and University of Memphis Slide Society. Events, including masterclasses, group warm-ups, recitals and a mass low brass ensemble, are free and open to the public. See schedule.

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