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2024 Symposium Day and Full Conference Pass Information

We love Historic Brass, and we love to share what we know - and what we are learning – with anyone who will listen!

As we gather in New York City July 10-13, we invite EVERYONE who shares an interest—whether a new curiosity, latent enthusiasm or absolute passion—about the field of historic brass music to join us for our 4th International Symposium. Whether you wish to attend the full range of events, or just attend one or two concerts or talks, we will be delighted to share our excitement and understanding of the field. Box office information is below.

And we are eager to share with you, so please enjoy a 25% discount by using the code FRIENDSNFAM

SINGLE EVENTS: Tickets and details for single events are available at:

Highlighted 2024 Symposium Events

Make plans to see some of the wonderful events at this year's symposium!

HBS Welcomes Ann Carroll Bundy as Interim General Manager

The Historic Brass Society is happy to welcome our new Interim General Manager to the team. A performer and musical instrument industry specialist, Ann Carroll Bundy is a freelance artist and educator in the Boston area. A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Ann served as Principal Flute in the U.S.C.G. Band, touring internationally, performing for Presidential inaugurations, in ceremonial work for heads of state, and as a member of the U.S.C.G. Woodwind Quintet.


Session on Researching Women Brass Players Presented by HBS Membership Secretary at the 2024 Music by Women Festival

Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi hosted the 7th annual Music by Women Festival in March 2024. Held in Kossen Auditorium in the historic Poindexter Music Hall, built in 1905 and home to the Department of Music, this festival featured three days of performances and lectures. The material presented included one common factor, all research centered gender studies, and all of the pieces performed were by female composers. 

2024 Symposium Final Schedule Now Available!

The official dates for the 2024 Symposium are now July 10-13.
See and download the full schedule here!

4th International HBS Symposium - July 10-13, 2024 in New York City

Registration for the HBS Symposium 2024 is now open. 

See and download the final full schedule here!

The HBS SYMPOSIUM 2024 will take place Wednesday July 10 – Saturday July 13, 2024 in New York City. The event will be centered in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, 10 West 64 th Street, just steps from Central Park and 1 block from Lincoln Center. This is a state of the art theater with excellent projection and sound, a baby grand piano, comfortable tiered seating, and a variety of other amenities. It is located within the Westside YMCA complex, which also provides a variety of housing options at a reasonable cost.

Our keynote speakers include Sabine Klaus, Peter Holmes and John Wallace. There will be over 35 presentations on a wide range of topics, playing sessions open to all participants, and opportunities to try instruments from attending makers, as well as evening concerts and a tour of the Met Museum instrument collection led by Bradley Strauchen-Scherer on Saturday afternoon.

Registration includes all sessions and concerts, including playing sessions, a tour of the Met Museum collection on Saturday afternoon, and 2 concerts at the Museum on Friday and Saturday evenings. Light refreshments will be available during the breaks as well.

Rates are: General: $250   Students: $150.

Daily rates (available at the door): $55 (General) / $35 (Student). 
Housing: Rooms are available at the group rate through the YMCA by sending an email with the Subject line "The Historic Brass Society Individual Reservation", saying you are attending the Historic Brass Symposium, to both This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AND This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You will pay the group rate to the YMCA directly upon check-in.


HBS Supports 2024 North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference

The HBS is proud to announce that it will be supporting the second North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference. This event will be hosted at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado, on April 6th and 7th by Stanley Curtis, trumpet professor at CSU and current President of the HBS. The public event consists of concerts, master classes, paper presentations, and a competition—all related to the baroque trumpet. Additional sponsors include Brass for Beginners, Maller Brass, and the CSU ITG Student Chapter

Please join us in celebrating and recognizing outstanding young solo and ensemble baroque trumpets, renowned guest artists, and though-provoking researchers right next to the Rocky Mountains! 

North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference




HBS's New General Manager, Adam Dillon

After an extensive search process, the HBS Executive Committee has hired a General Manager, Adam Dillon. 

Adam Dillon is a specialist in historical trombones and chamber music, and he is the managing director of Forgotten Clefs, Renaissance Wind Ensemble. Adam is also the Production and Events Assistant at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. In January 2018 Adam was featured as an emerging professional in Early Music America’s EMagazine's Early to Rise series. He has given papers on Renaissance topics at the International Medieval Renaissance Conference in Uppsala, Sweden and Munich, Germany. Passionate about children's outreach and education programs, Adam has taught Renaissance dance, music, and history through Shakespeare's Ear and Shawms and Stories to elementary school students in south/central Indiana and North Carolina. Adam lives in Montréal, QC while pursuing a DMus at McGill University. He has also studied at Indiana University and the University of North Texas. Science fiction books, political podcasts, and a love of public transit take up Adam’s extra-musical spare time.

Congratulations and welcome to Adam! 

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Holger Eichhorn (1942-2023)

Holger Eichhorn, pioneering cornettist, musicologist, polemicist, and editor, has left us. I first met Holger in 1975, when, having heard news of a new cornetto player in Basel, he invited me to come to Berlin to meet him. I took a night train, which Holger (and his younger brother Klaus) met at the station. He accompanied me to his place and then listened intently as I, eyes barely open, warmed up on my Monk resin cornetto. I still remember vividly his first words, “Hmm… nice, but still rather trumpetlike.” With that visit I came to know Holger’s passion for the cornetto, his intensity, his unwillingness to compromise on anything, his immense knowledge and his propensity to play on instruments that had nothing to do, that I could discern, with historical cornetti. As I got to know him better over the next couple of decades, all of those impressions only deepened - and also my perplexity and my respect. 

Historic Brass Society Board Member Honored with International Composition Award

            Dr. Joanna Hersey, longtime HBS member and the organization’s Secretary, was honored at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference held May 29th-July 3rd, held at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA) celebrated the organization's 50th anniversary with a week of concerts, student competitions, masterclasses, and historical presentations. Participants gathered from across the world, joined by local educators, students, community members, and a variety of exhibitors showcasing instrument design and new music.

Jeremy West named 2023 Christopher Monk Award winner

Congratulations to the 2023 Christopher Monk Award recipient, Jeremy West!

West is an evangelist for the cornett, the often-overlooked wind instrument which was held in the highest possible regard during the 16th and 17th centuries. He continues to play a lead role in re-establishing this instrument as a recognized and accepted virtuoso and ensemble instrument and now has thirty-five years of top class playing and recording experience with many of Europe's leading renaissance and early baroque ensembles.

Nussbaum's Renaissance instruments for sale

Founder and former president of the Historic Brass Society, Jeff Nussbaum, is selling his collection of Renaissance wind instruments. They are being sold by the Von Huene Workshop. Included for sale are: 

  1. Silverstein cornetto in A
  2. Silverstein cornetto dirritto in A
  3. Bob Marvin mute cornett in A circa 1967
  4. Serge Delams muste cornetto in G
  5. Silverstein Renaissance soprano and alto recorders
  6. Kobliczek recorder in G
  7. Hopf bass Renaissance recorder
  8. Korber soprano and alto crumhorn

For those interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Additionally, a wide selection of brass instruments from the collection are being sold by Chris Belluscio. Those interested may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.