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MSU sets ‘Low Brass Bash’ Feb. 6-7

January 30, 2017 -- MSU News Service

Tuba virtuoso Velvet Brown will perform and conduct a free masterclass during MSU’s Low Brass Bash set Feb. 6-7. The event celebrates the trombone, euphonium and tuba. Photo taken by Maundy Mitchell, courtesy of Velvet Brown.

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A “Low Brass Bash” celebrating the trombone, euphonium and tuba and featuring a masterclass and performance by tuba virtuoso Velvet Brown will be held Feb. 6-7 at the Montana State University School of Music.

Brown, a professor of tuba and euphonium at Penn State University as well as a soloist and recording artist, will conduct a masterclass at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at MSU’s Reynolds Recital Hall. The masterclass is free and open to the public.

Brown will also perform in recital with pianist Laurel Yost, MSU professor of music, and other members of the MSU School of Music brass faculty at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. Tickets for the recital, which will be held at Reynolds Recital Hall, are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door.

Brown and Jeannie Little, MSU professor of music specializing in low brass, will also visit music classes at junior and senior high schools in the area both days.

Brown has performed throughout Europe, Russia, Japan and Canada as well as in the U.S. She has released four solo CDs and has collaborated on several other recordings as a soloist and ensemble member. Those include the April 2013 release of Stiletto Brass Quintet with Doc Severinsen. Prior to joining the Penn State faculty, Brown taught at both Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Ball State University in Indiana and was associate director of University Bands at Boston University.

For more information about the Low Brass Bash, contact Little at

Jeannie Little (406) 994-5759,