St. Cloud State University’s Department of Music is celebrating brass music with a day-long Brass Day event for high school musicians and two concerts Dec. 3.
The day begins with an opening concert at 9 a.m. in Stewart Hall featuring St. Cloud State’s Brass Choir and faculty. It concludes with a Large Brass Ensemble Concert at 5 p.m. featuring the St. Cloud State Brass Choir, faculty and high school students participating in the enrichment education taking place all day.
Admission is free to both concerts.
The high school students will be participating in brass master classes throughout the day. Students are attending from North Junior High School and Albany, Big Lake, Buffalo, Hastings, Little Falls and Sauk Rapids high schools.
Master classes will be led by professional brass artists Victor Barranco and Adam Rossmiller.
Barranco is a freelance performer and soloist from Washington D.C. He previously was in the U.S. Army Blues and toured with the national Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. He has performed and recorded with a number of well-known artists including Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Tony Bennett, Janelle Monae, Aretha Franklin and more.
Rossmiller is a professional trumpet player and recording artist from Minneapolis. He has performed with the Doc Severinsen Big Band, Glen Miller Big Band, the Bach Society of Minnesota, Orchestra Hall Big Band and more. He also directs Jazz Ensemble and teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Concordia University in St. Paul.