Joel Brennan
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2 Aug 2016 at 2:49pm on Facebook
Composer and trumpeter Stanley Friedman was kind enough to come in and give a thought-provoking performance, presentation, and class today. Wonderful to hear the composer of 'Solus' play the piece himself and to get his thoughts on various musical topics. Special thanks to Yamaha Music Australia - Music Products for making Stanley's trip Down Under possible!
Composer and trumpeter Stanley Friedman was kind e
15 Jul 2016 at 11:30am on Facebook
Congratulations to the Maverick Brass Quintet (Oscar Mason and Connor Jenkinson, trumpet; Isaac Shieh, horn; David Farrell, trombone; Alex Jeantou, tuba) for winning the Athenaeum Club, Melbourne Instrumental Ensemble Prize for their outstanding performances of Malcolm Arnold's Brass Quintet this year. In addition to a generous prize, the ensemble will have the opportunity to perform at the Young Musicians' Prize Winners Concert at the Club. Well-done! Looking forward to hearing great things to come from this group of musicians....and thank you to the Athaneum Club for their support young musicians!
Congratulations to the Maverick Brass Quintet (Osc
6 Jun 2016 at 2:43pm on Facebook
Congratulations to the Australian Tuba Quartet for a successful US tour and appearances at the 2016 International Tuba-Euphonium Association Conference. Led by MCM teachers Tim Buzbee (tuba) and Dr. Matt van Emmerik (euphonium), the quartet also includes BMus student Alex Jeantou. An additional congrats to MCM alumnus Andrew Batterham for winning the ITEA Harvey Phillips award for his latest solo tuba work. The MCM staff brass quintet have commissioned a new composition from him that will be premiered in August!
Congratulations to the Australian Tuba Quartet for
16 May 2016 at 1:24pm on Facebook
The MCM Wind Symphony is sounding fabulous in their Melba Hall lunchtime concert. Don't forget to check out their concert featuring the fabulous Don Immel at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Sat 28 May. http://www.melbournerecital.com.au/…/melbourne-conservator…/
The MCM Wind Symphony is sounding fabulous in thei
14 May 2016 at 1:24pm on Facebook
The The University of Melbourne Orchestra sounds phenomenal in an exciting program of Festive Overture, Petrushka, and Romeo & Juliet (Prokofiev). Join students of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at Hamer Hall at 7:30 tonight to hear it live!
The The University of Melbourne Orchestra sounds p
8 May 2016 at 12:28pm on Facebook
Fortunate to have the wonderful London-based natural horn player Anneke Scott in Melbourne working with MCM students. Here she is performing some Bochsa with Melbourne's own Hannah Lane.
Fortunate to have the wonderful London-based natur
2 May 2016 at 10:40am on Facebook
Success at the Boroondara Eisteddfod over the weekend. Congrats to trumpeters Oscar Mason (BMus Honours) and Andrew Mcadam (BMus 3rd year) for winning first and third places respectively in the Open Brass Solo category.
Success at the Boroondara Eisteddfod over the week
21 Apr 2016 at 10:29pm on Facebook
MCM Brass was thrilled to take part in Blackburn High School's brass festival yesterday, hosted by Suzanne Wedding and Dave Palmer. The students there are fabulous! We had a great time working with them and performing for them.
MCM Brass was thrilled to take part in Blackburn H
5 Apr 2016 at 12:10pm on Facebook
Sarah Slater visited us today from Karlsruhe, Germany. She gave a fantastic masteclass, working with a few advanced performers and discussing her studies and career in Germany.
Sarah Slater visited us today from Karlsruhe, Germ
1 Apr 2016 at 11:18am on Facebook
A big congratulations to Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) trumpet student Andrew McAdam for winning the Open Trumpet section of the 2016 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships! Andrew is a third-year BMus student studying with Ms. Suzanne Wedding. He was competing at the National Band Council of Australia Inc. with Darebin City Brass.
A big congratulations to Melbourne Conservatorium
1 Feb 2016 at 8:16pm on Facebook
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Brass Showcase tonight; the Melba Brass Ensemble is giving the world premiere performance of Mattan Franco's "Sink or Swim"
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Brass Show
21 Oct 2015 at 6:38pm on Facebook
First ever notes played by the new MCM Concert Band. And good notes they were! Way to go Kevin Cameron and band! Tell 438 of your best friends to sign up next semester.
First ever notes played by the new MCM Concert Ban
20 Oct 2015 at 7:25pm on Facebook
Tallis Brass ensemble giving a wonderful performance of the Rutter Gloria with the The University of Melbourne Choir.
Tallis Brass ensemble giving a wonderful performan
20 Oct 2015 at 6:59pm on Facebook
The University of Melbourne Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Orchestra is halfway through a fantastic performance in Sydney. Excerpts from Carmen and a Liszt concerto were on the first half. Next up: Firebird and a new piece by Elliott Hughes.
The University of Melbourne Melbourne Conservatori
13 Oct 2015 at 12:36pm on Facebook
John Foster, Artistic Director of the Australian Baroque Brass, continued his residency at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) today. John worked with trumpet students on a variety of repertoire, with the class culminating in a great performance of Bendinelli.
John Foster, Artistic Director of the Australian B
12 Oct 2015 at 2:46pm on Facebook
This week, MCM is hosting John Foster, Artistic Director of the Australian Baroque Brass. Mr Foster is working with students on early instruments and is discussing stylistic concepts for historically-informed performances on modern instruments. Pictured is second year BMus student Isaac Shieh, working on Mozart with a hand-stopped natural horn.
This week, MCM is hosting John Foster, Artistic Di
25 Aug 2015 at 1:23pm on Facebook
Alexander White, Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Seattle Symphony, is in working with MCM brass students this week. Here are the trumpets rehearsing Caleb Hudson's fantastic William Tell arrangement with which the Juilliard Trumpet Ensemble won the National Trumpet Competition in 2010.  http://youtu.be/FD86vudPLlM Allison WrightJoel Walmsley, Brandon Jones, Rachel Owen, Lewis Coard, Connor Jenkinson, Oscar Mason
Alexander White, Assistant Principal Trumpet of th
16 Jul 2015 at 10:05am on Facebook
Don is a featured artist for the 2015 SliderAsia music festival. Last night he performed Eric Ewazen's Concerto No 3 with the composer at the piano!
Don is a featured artist for the 2015 SliderAsia m
25 Feb 2015 at 1:57pm on Facebook
Enjoy fantastic orchestral brass playing? The Berlin Berliner Philharmoniker is giving away 48-hour passes to their amazing Digital Concert Hall for anyone who fills out their survey. Get the code, and save it for a rainy weekend and binge listen to some unbelievable performances! https://berlinphil.wufoo.eu/…/facebook-digital-concert-hal…/
Enjoy fantastic orchestral brass playing? The Berl
19 Dec 2014 at 3:05pm on Facebook
Some new inspiration to practice...MCM's new set of rotary C trumpets made by Schagerl Meisterinstrumente . The Bb isn't far behind. There will be chances to hear these bad boys in action in 2015!
Some new inspiration to practice...MCM\'s new set
12 Dec 2014 at 7:52am on Facebook
Melbourne Brass heralded in the new Melbourne School of Design building yesterday at the grand opening. Looking forward to more great performances in 2015! http://msd.unimelb.edu.au/our-new-building
Melbourne Brass heralded in the new Melbourne Scho
26 Nov 2014 at 5:26pm on Facebook
Congratulations are in store for several of our current MCM Brass students: - Tubist Lai Tak Chun (MMus) just won the audition for principal tuba of the Aukland Philharmonic! - Trumpeters Joel Walmsley and Christopher Grace (first year BMus) just won auditions for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's casual list!
Congratulations are in store for several of our cu
6 Oct 2014 at 11:43am on Facebook
Kudos to MCM students for their 'Tremendous brass playing' as part of Victorian Opera's recent production of "The Play of Herod"!!!
Kudos to MCM students for their \'Tremendous brass
9 Sep 2014 at 1:05pm on Facebook
A small taste of MCM Brass performing Harry Sdraulig's "Spells" at Sønderborg Castle in Denmark last week. You'll have to wait for the CD to hear the whole thing!
A small taste of MCM Brass performing Harry Sdraul
25 Jul 2014 at 6:24am on Facebook
The MCM Brass played their final tour performance tonight to a large and appreciative audience at Sønderborg Castle in Demark. A day of rest and recovery tomorrow (and probably some practicing!), then the long flight back to Melbourne.
The MCM Brass played their final tour performance
22 Jul 2014 at 11:29pm on Facebook
A nice review of our recent performance in Germany (auf Deutsch).
A nice review of our recent performance in Germany
18 Jul 2014 at 7:05am on Facebook
Today the MCM Brass Ensemble, currently touring in Europe had a day off and went to the Legoland Billund Resort!
Today the MCM Brass Ensemble, currently touring in
16 Jul 2014 at 10:24pm on Facebook
Great concert today at the National Museum of Denmark. Full program tonight at 8pm at the Jesuskirken, Valby
Great concert today at the National Museum of Denm
13 Jul 2014 at 10:05pm on Facebook
We've arrived!
We\'ve arrived!
12 Jul 2014 at 1:58pm on Facebook
MCM Brass Ensemble world premiere performance of Katy Abbott - Australian Composer'a new piece "Cross Sections" at the Sydney International Brass Festival
MCM Brass Ensemble world premiere performance of K
12 Jul 2014 at 1:49pm on Facebook
Head of Brass and Senior Lecturer (Trombone) Don Immel rehearsing a premiere at the Sydney International Brass Festival
Head of Brass and Senior Lecturer (Trombone) Don I
11 Jul 2014 at 2:20pm on Facebook
The Melbourne (MCM) Brass Ensemble is ready for takeoff! First stop is the Sydney International Brass Festival
The Melbourne (MCM) Brass Ensemble is ready for ta
8 Jul 2014 at 7:29pm on Facebook
Two Melbourne performances down. Sydney and Europe, here we come!
Two Melbourne performances down. Sydney and Europe
4 Jul 2014 at 4:23pm on Facebook
The 'MCM Melbourne Brass Ensemble' is in the studio today. Recording the new composition by Harry Sdraulig, that they'll be premiering at the Sydney International Brass Festival!
The \'MCM Melbourne Brass Ensemble\' is in the stu
2 Jul 2014 at 12:36pm on Facebook
Please join us at our 2nd Tour Launch Concert, right here in Parkville. And even better - with a completely different program!
Please join us at our 2nd Tour Launch Concert, rig