I am incredibly excited to present my doctoral research on William Osborne’s chamber music theater works for trombonist Abbie Conant at The International Trombone Festival and The International Women’s Brass Conference this summer. The ITF will be held at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. I am really looking forward to Abbie’s performance of Street Scene for the Last Mad Soprano on June 4th at 4:30 pm– my presentation will be the next morning at 9:00 am. The IWBC will be held at Northern Kentucky University (just outside of Cincinnati). I hate that I will miss the beginning of the conference, but my presentation will be the last day, June 8th at 9:00 am.
It may be hard to attend both conferences, but I would encourage all brass players to consider attending one of these summer conferences. I always learn so much and enjoy the various concerts and masterclasses. It’s also nice to catch up with old friends and meet new people. After all, the music world is small– we might as well get to know each other!