Puget Sound Brass Camp







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Puget Sound Brass Camp 2009: June 24-27
registration opens April 2009


The Puget Sound Brass Camp was founded by UPS faculty members  Ryan Schultz and Judson Scott to bring modern brass techniques presented in a master-class setting to the pre-collegiate students of the Puget Sound area.

The camp meets Tuesday through Saturday, in the last week of June. Each day the students first participate in supervised breathing exercises and warm-up  followed by discussion of fundamental topics such as breath support, intonation, and fundamental technique. The morning concludes with small ensemble rehearsals. After a break for lunch, advanced topics and large ensemble rehearsal conclude the day. This schedule allows students to immediately apply the topics addressed in master-classes.

The camp is intended for students entering the 8th grade or older.   Younger students interested in participating should contact Judson Scott or Ryan Schultz to arrange an audition. 

The camp is presented with support from the Community Music Department in collaboration with the Tacoma Metro Parks

For more information email: brass@ups.edu


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Mp3 Darker Shadows performed by the students of the Puget Sound Brass Camp 2007, Schneebeck Auditorium (unedited live performance)