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!
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!
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!
16 May 2016 at 1:24pm on Facebook
14 May 2016 at 1:24pm on Facebook
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.
2 May 2016 at 10:40am on Facebook
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.
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.
1 Apr 2016 at 11:18am on Facebook
1 Feb 2016 at 8:16pm on Facebook
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.
20 Oct 2015 at 7:25pm on Facebook
20 Oct 2015 at 6:59pm on Facebook
13 Oct 2015 at 12:36pm on Facebook
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.
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 Wright
Joel Walmsley, Brandon Jones, Rachel Owen, Lewis Coard
, Connor Jenkinson, Oscar Mason
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!
25 Feb 2015 at 1:57pm on Facebook
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!
12 Dec 2014 at 7:52am on Facebook
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!
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"!!!
9 Sep 2014 at 1:05pm on Facebook
A small taste of MCM Brass performing Harry Sdraulig's "Spells" at SÃ¸nderborg Castle in Denmark last week. You'll have to wait for the CD to hear the whole thing!
25 Jul 2014 at 6:24am on Facebook
The MCM Brass played their final tour performance tonight to a large and appreciative audience at SÃ¸nderborg Castle in Demark. A day of rest and recovery tomorrow (and probably some practicing!), then the long flight back to Melbourne.
22 Jul 2014 at 11:29pm on Facebook
A nice review of our recent performance in Germany (auf Deutsch).
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!
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
13 Jul 2014 at 10:05pm on Facebook
12 Jul 2014 at 1:58pm on Facebook
12 Jul 2014 at 1:49pm on Facebook
11 Jul 2014 at 2:20pm on Facebook
8 Jul 2014 at 7:29pm on Facebook
Two Melbourne performances down. Sydney and Europe, here we come!
4 Jul 2014 at 4:23pm on Facebook
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!