2024 Symposium Final Schedule Now Available!

The official dates for the 2024 Symposium are now July 10-13.
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Final Schedule

Weds July 10 – Saturday July 13

Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 10 West 64th St, New York NY 10023

Coffee, Tea and light refreshments will be available throughout the day in our private social space, just outside the Theater.

Wednesday, July 10

1:00 pm – Registration / social time / refreshments

2:00 – Welcome and Keynote -Sabine Klaus : Facts and Myths about the Birth of the Modern Trumpet Short break

SESSION 1: Manufacturing / Organology

3:15 Dulin/Hoff : Vincent Bach Trumpet History: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary year of Bach trumpets.

3:45 Akiyama : European Labrosones in The Musical Collection of the University of Gottingen; Organological Sources for 19C Audible and Material culture

4:15 Jones : The Early American Tuba

4:45 R. Dale Olson : The Brass Musical Instrument mouthpiece, a Longitudinal Quantitative assessment.


7:00pm CONCERT: The Wallace Collection – Brass Turns to Gold

Venue: Marjorie Deane Little Theater 10 W 64th St, New York 10023

Thursday, July 11

9:00-10 Keynote 2 - Peter Holmes : Back to the Future: The Trumpet Reinventing Itself, Again...and again...and again

Short break

SESSION 2: 17-18C Instruments, Repertoire, and Performance Practice

10:15 Campbell/Myers : Acoustics of the Vented Trumpet

10:45 Wadsack : Analysis of trumpet nomenclature and HIP

11:15 Cline : Zugtrumpet, Naturlich, & some shadowy, shared, surprising, slidey solutions regarding this Baroque Bastard

11:45 Yuen : Minority in Baroque Trumpet Repertoire: Minor Repertoire for Baroque Trumpet 12:15-1:30 LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 3: 17-18C Instrument Transitions

1:30 Troiano : Hear the Difference! – The Evolution from Serpent to Euphonium 2 – 3: 00 : US Army Old Fife and Drum Corps : Natural Trumpets in Early America

Short break

SESSION 4: 17-18C Transitions

3:15 Carter : ‘Rognoni, Mariani, Jarzebski and the “Bastard” Trombone’

3:45 Belser : French Baroque Serpent improvisatory techniques

4:15- 5:15 Snedeker : Hand and/or Valve: The Final Transition to Valved Horn at the Paris Conservatoire Lecture and Recital of repertoire that incorporates both techniques


7pm EVENING CONCERT –Jared Wallis and Stanley Curtis

Venue: Marjorie Deane Little Theater 10 W 64th St, New York 10023


Friday, July 12

9-10 - Keynote 3: John Wallace: From Steam Age to Steam Punk

Short break

SESSION 5: Mid to Late19C Repertoire

10:15 Nemeth : Battle of the Bands: Adolphe Sax’s Sonic Fusillades and the Military Politics of Timbral Homogeneity

10:45 Coffin : Sounds of Change : Brass Chamber Music in 1850s Paris

11:15 Adler-McKean : Lost Music for a lost Instrument: Nineteenth-century solo repertoire for bass tuba

12:15-1:15 LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 6: EARLY 19C Repertoire in Transition

1:15 Dudgeon : Recently Found Keyed Bugle Repertoire (Lecture/recital)

1:45 von Steiger : The arrival of modernity in the province: the introduction of valve instruments in Switzerland. A Case study.

2:15 McGrattan : The cornet air varie in Britain during the first half of the nineteenth century and the solos of Samuel Blight

2:45 Sluchin : Charles Gounod’s lost work for the Paris Conservatoire 1855 Trombone Concours de sortie

Short break

3:30 – 5:00 Playing sessions / Performance workshops

DINNER BREAK / Individual Travel to Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue

6 pm -8 pm MET Gallery Concert : Arms and Armor Gallery

Eastman School of Music, University of Kentucky, and US Old Guard natural trumpet ensembles.

Saturday, July 13

9:00 KOEHLER : A Brief History of the HBS


Short Break


10:30 Briner : “He Can Join a Brass Band, and Play Great Music:” Bands on the Kiowa Comanche-Apache Reservation

11:00 Castillo Silva : Music military archives: Estanislao García Espinosa, a Mexican marine (1903-1973)

11:30 Hersey : “Battle of the Sexes”: Marie Backstrom and the Harlem Playgirls 12:00 LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 8: 20th Century

1:30 Apple : Two Other Viennese Keyed Trumpet Virtuosi : Anton Khayll and Joseph Werner 2:00 Žurková : A rare manual for the construction of brass instruments from the end of the 19th century

2:30 Brand : Czech Trumpet Repertoire and Style: An Investigation of Essential Czech Musical Elements and Music from Communist Czechoslovakia

3:00 Closing comments : Koehler et al

Break / Individual travel to Met Museum

4:15 – Guided tour at MET Museum (optional)

6pm -8pm MET EVENING CONCERT : Music Gallery

The Wallace Collection : Brass Returns to Gold