School of Music to Host First Brass Day
February 7, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University will host its first Brass Day on
Sunday, Feb. 11. The day includes a performance and classes with Tower Brass, a Chicago-based
The events begin with registration at 12 p.m. in Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).
Following registration will be an introductory session titled "Working in a Brass
Ensemble" at 1 p.m. in Evelyn Chapel (1301 Park St., Bloomington). At 2:30 p.m.,
a recital performed by Tower Brass will take place in the chapel and will include
such pieces as The Earle of Oxford's Marche, Ein Feste Burg, Urban Litany and Canzon Septimi toni No. 2. Following the concert, Tower Brass will hold master classes in Presser Hall from
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tower Brass was founded by Matthew Comerford in the spring of 1997 after generous
donations and many requests for more brass music at Fourth Presbyterian Church of
Chicago. The ensemble performs regularly in the Chicagoland area and is regarded
as "one of the finest brass ensembles in the area."
The ensemble is composed of eight members including Comerford on trumpet, Peter Ellefson
on trombone, Gregory Flint on horn, David Inmon on trumpet, Matthew Lee on trumpet,
Charles Schuchat on tuba, Ward Stare on trombone and IWU Professor of Horn Christine
Worthing on horn.
The members of Tower Brass are highly accomplished artists whose combined individual
performances include such ensembles as Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of
Chicago, Grant Park Symphony and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. The members have
also done theatrical performances and have recorded both commercially for film and
television and for solo CDs.
For additional information, contact Worthing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181