Winds & Brass Chamber Festival
Westmont College would love to offer you the opportunity to participate in our first annual Winds & Brass Chamber Festival. The focus of this festival is a collective enjoyment and sharing of chamber music, rather than competition. Applicants have the opportunity to work with Westmont Faculty, receive coaching, and participate in a one-day unique chamber music experience.
Date of Festival: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Application Deadline: Friday, January 17th, 2020
Individuals and Ensembles are accepted in the order received and enrollment is limited. Early applications are encouraged.
- $25 for individual performers
- $50 for ensembles and school groups (this fee covers all individuals participating within the ensemble)
- All individuals and ensembles will receive clinics with the Westmont College winds and brass faculty and guests
- Visiting students will have the opportunity to perform for peers by themselves or as part of established and new chamber groups
- College bound senior musicians will have the opportunity to audition for Westmont music scholarship consideration during the festival. To arrange for an audition students must fill out the Westmont Music Scholarship Application by the Festival application date of January 17. Westmont Music Scholarships range from the cost of private lessons and may range up to $10,000 or more that are in addition to all other forms of financial aid. A special $100 cash prize award to the outstanding brass and wind student auditioning at the Festival may also be awarded! To apply for a scholarship click here!
- Free lunch in the Westmont Dining Commons!
Clinicians for the event:
- Dr. Joanne Kim, adjunct professor of clarinet, and member of Sonos Winds
- Andrea DiMaggio, adjunct professor of flute, and member of Sonos Winds
- Catherine Del Russo, adjunct professor of oboe, and member of Sonos Winds
- Andy Radford, adjunct professor of bassoon, and member of Sonos Winds
- John Mason, adjunct professor of horn, and member of Sonos Winds
- Daniel Fraats, coordinator of Westmont brass recruitment, and member of WestCity Brass
- Eric Heidner, adjunct professor of trombone and tuba, and member of WestCity Brass
- Stephen Hughes, adjunct professor of trombone, and member of WestCity Brass
- James Watson, adjunct professor of trumpet, and member of WestCity Brass
- Jim Mooy, adjunct professor of trumpet, and member of WestCity Brass
Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
10:00 A.M. Check In and Welcome to Westmont's Campus
10:30 A.M. Session I - Clinics: students coming in a pre-existing chamber group will be assigned a coach, everyone else will be placed in a day-of chamber group experience (flute choir, brass choir, etc.)
12:00 P.M. Lunch in the Westmont Dining Commons - free to students and faculty!
1:00 P.M. Tour of Campus
1:30 P.M. Session II - Masterclasses and Clinics by Instrument: includes extra coaching for pre-existing/high-performing chamber groups who may play in the final concert
3:15 P.M. Final Concert: featuring WestCity Brass and Sonos Winds and potentially a few student groups, in addition to the presentation of a $100 Visa gift card to the top wind and brass auditions
4:00 P.M. Reception on Deane Lawn with refreshments
The concert is free and open to the public. Parents and other guests are requested to arrive early to guarantee seating.
All guest performers should plan on performing in traveling attire and not bring or wear formal attire for the final concert due to limited dressing facilities on Westmont's campus, length of travel for some performers, comfort of the students, and the general relaxed nature of the Festival events.
Music Department Administrative Assistant