Festivals and Workshops

Avenues: Exploring Band and Jazz Methods

Avenues: Exploring Band and Jazz Methods is a professional development opportunity designed to review, stimulate, and explore instrumental music education. This summer workshop, now in its fifteenth year, offers music educators the chance to gather, communicate, and collaborate at Brandon University. In addition to presentations and round-table discussions, the three days include active participation, conducting activities, personalized instruction, and informal gatherings. Workshops will provide opportunities to develop band and jazz rehearsal techniques, conducting skills, jazz pedagogy, repertoire selection and preparation, instructional warmups, and improvisation. This year’s workshop will include extended additional sessions on gesture and movement, score study, and leadership.  Avenues participants are asked to bring along an instrument and a conducting baton.

The Brandon University Clarinet Festival 2023

The 13th annual Brandon University Clarinet Festival will take place on March 11 & 12, 2023.

For more details, please visit: https://www.brandonu.ca/music/festivals-and-workshops/clarinet-festival-2023/


TUBACHRISTMAS is a fun new holiday tradition starting in Brandon this year. Tuba and euphonium players of all ages and ability levels are welcome to join us for a festive concert at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba as part of the annual Gala of Gifts celebration. Don those ugly Christmas sweaters and deck your tubas with boughs of holly for this exciting holiday low brass celebration!

For registration and more information about Brandon’s TUBACHRISTMAS event, please visit http://people.brandonu.ca/wilsona/tuba-christmas/