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About Low Brass Camp


Low Brass Camp attendees practice outside

The Boise State Low Brass Camp provides an environment for trombone, euphonium, and tuba students to explore their instrument and develop the proper skills needed to excel. The 2019 camp is open to students entering grades 6-12, and graduating seniors.  Students have the opportunity to break into focus groups based on their ability level. Topics addressed include chamber music, proper embouchure, breathing, tone production, musicality, ensemble playing, proper warm up techniques, instrument care, jazz improvisation, and performance art.

We are featuring guest artist Tromboteam! This trombone quintet was established in 2002 and is composed of five professional trombone players and teachers. Tromboteam members will serve as the faculty members for the camp and will be thoroughly involved in every aspect of the camp. For more information about Tromboteam, visit their website.

We will host a solo competition this year! If you would like to compete, please plan to perform a piece from the UIL solo list. We will hear individuals play their solos during the camp and the winner will be invited to perform on the final concert. The first place award is a monetary honorarium.*

Camp activities include group warm up, clinics, private lessons, chamber music, and large group rehearsals. The camp culminates with a final concert on Friday, June 7th. Campers perform on the concert, as well as guest artists and faculty. All activities will take place in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.

June 3-7, 2019

Tuition $250
Lodging, meals, parking passes, solo competition, and/or additional lessons may be added for an additional fee

Campers receive five full days of instruction, a private lesson from one of our guest artists, music, admission to all camp concerts, and a t-shirt. All campers receive full camp instruction and supervision from 9:00AM until 8:30PM daily. Overnight campers are supervised 24 hours a day. Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the student and/or their parent/guardian.

Scholarships are available on a limited basis. To apply, fill out this Scholarship Application Form, which includes an essay and a video recording component. The scholarship application must be received by April 15th, 2019 in order to qualify for scholarship consideration.

Please visit our Registration Page for complete information.

Registration Deadline
May 15, 2019

Scholarship Deadline
May 1, 2019

Josh Barro, Boise area trombone/euphonium teacher and music educator
Danny Beccera, Boise area tuba performer
Michael Maier, Second Trombone of the Boise Philharmonic
Jennifer Griggs, NYC trombone freelancer
John Grodrian, Chicago area freelancer & trombone instructor at Valparaiso University
Sarah Paradis, Boise State Trombone & Euphonium Professor

Craig Watson, trombonist for touring Broadway production “Annie” and “A Bronx Tale”

Dr. Sarah Paradis
Assistant Professor of Trombone & Euphonium
Boise State University

*Prize amount to be determined, based upon camp enrollment.