IWBC 2017

The 2017 International Women’s Brass Conference is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and in grand style right here at Rowan University.  The most amazing women brass players from all over the globe will be in Glassboro, NJ  June 7-10.  Go HERE  for more information or to register!  It will be amazing!

Rowan Faculty Brass Performance

On Tuesday, February 17, the Rowan Faculty Brass will present a concert in Boyd Recital Hall @ 8PM.  We will perform works by Bach, Pezel, Arnold, and Renwick.  For the second half of the program we honor a local Philadelphia tradition and perform with the instrumentation of the old Philadelphia Brass, adding Prof. Amy Bliss (euphonium) on some great editions from Robert King.  It will be a wonderful night of brass music and we hope to see you there!

Rowan Faculty Brass

And the events keep coming!


On November 17, at 8PM in Boyd Recital Hall, The Rowan University Brass Division presents a recital of works from Purcell to Beethoven to Ewazen.  Featuring 4 of the brass studios the concert will showcase Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Euphonium Trio, and Horn Trio.  This event is free and open to the public.   Please let me know if you have any questions.


On Saturday, November 22, from 9:30AM-12:30AM, The Rowan Department of Music once again hosts its Audition Workshop for those students planning to audition for All-Region and All-State Ensembles.  The Registration can be found HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Adam Kolek at kolek@rowan.edu or at 856-256-4500 x3707.


On Sunday, November 23 from 12-5, Rowan PREP, the Department of Music, and The Atlantic Brass Band host their 3rd Annual Youth Brass Fest.  Go HERE for registration,  and HERE for more information.  If you have any questions please let me know.  I hope to see you there!

Schedule UPDATE

Don’t forget tomorrow, NOVEMBER 1, from 12:30-3 there is a Vocal Division Guest Master Class on Vocal Pedagogy and how to access your falsetto.  This can be a very valuable class for trumpet players!

In addition SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, The Atlantic Brass Band celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a 3PM concert.  Alumni of the band are encouraged to bring a horn, wear a past ABB shirt and play the last two numbers on the program with us!

I look forward to seeing you all at these two great presentations.

Great couple of weeks at Rowan!!

It has been quite a couple of weeks here at Rowan University:

  • The refurbished Pfleeger Concert Hall looks and sounds great!
  • The Rowan University Orchestra performed works by Sibelius and Crumb last Tuesday and sounded fantastic!!
  • Jason Sulliman did an amazing week long residency and changed the way we practice, teach, and perform
  • Last week a few of us headed over to West Chester University to listen to Dr. Scott Belck present a master class
  • and the past two days we had Rowan alumnus Jon Barnes on campus.  Jon is a current member of The Navy Commodores and performed a full concert with them this past Sunday.
  • Next up is the November 2 performance of The Atlantic Brass Band.  We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary.

Keep practicing everyone and we hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Rowan Brass Division Welcomes Jason Sulliman

Sulliman Headshot

October 7-10, The Rowan University Brass Division welcomes bass trombonist and brass pedagogy specialist Jason Sulliman for a 4-day BRASS RESIDENCY.  Jason’s groundbreaking pedagogical ideas will change the way you think about brass development.  Below is the tentative schedule.


Trombone/Low Brass Master Class 3-5PM in Wilson 105
6:30-8pm Concert Band (TBD)

Morning Trombone/Tuba/Euph Lessons
Brass Master Class  3:15-4:30 in Wilson 205  “Brass practice techniques”

3:30-4:45 Wind Ensemble in Wilson 156
7:30-9:30 Atlantic Brass Band in Boyd

11am-12:15pm Trumpet Ensemble
Boyd Recital Hall