Brass Camp - June 19-24

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Are you a high school brass student interested in a challenging atmosphere where you can improve on your skills? Join us this summer for the SMI Brass Camp! Students will receive individual guidance from members of the brass faculty at BGSU. A typical day could include brass ensembles, private lessons, seminars, guest artists or student or faculty performances. Each student will have the opportunity to perform on the final concert.

Guest Artist

Anthony Kniffen, Principal Tuba of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra since 1997, has also performed with the Chicago, Saint Louis, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Detroit orchestras and has toured the United States with Summit Brass.  Mr. Kniffen has appeared as soloist with the Honolulu and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras and at regional and international tuba conferences.  Tony is the ‘play-along’ tubist on a Hal Leonard's “Essential Elements 2000,” and has filled in sabbaticals for his friend and mentor, Dan Perantoni at his alma mater                                                                                      Indiana University.



Students should be entering 9-12 grades and should prepare an etude and/or solo for placement in ensembles on the first day of camp.

Honors Recital

 Student are encouraged to audition to perform a solo piece of their choosing for this special recital. Students selected for this honor must apply ahead of time by submitting a tape or CD recording of the piece they wish to perform with accompaniment by June 2, 2014 to: 

William Mathis
College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

An accompanist will be provided for the recital.


Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of the camp. The Dorothy M. Price Scholarship requires an application form. Please check the Scholarships page for more information.

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Commuter: $295
Commuter w/ meals: $410
Resident w/ meals: $525

Registration deadline: June 1, 2015