The Historic Brass Society will be hosting an in-person Symposium July 10-14, 2024 in New York City, on Innovations in Brass: Design, Manufacturing, Performance, Repertoire, Teaching.
We are currently accepting proposals for presentations of up to 20 minutes, including papers, lecture-recitals, musical performances, and instrument demonstrations relating to the broad topics of:
- brass instrument design and development
- manufacturing and publishing
- repertoire, composers and performers
- historical performance practices
- pedagogy and pedagogues
Proposals should include an abstract of 250 words, a 75-word biography of each presenter (or an ensemble biography) and email contact information. Performance proposals should include any specific instrument requirements (piano/organ/harpsichord, etc.) Shorter presentations are also welcome; please provide expected timing.
All proposals should be submitted by email to
Responses will be sent out by January 15, 2024.
Presentations will be followed by a short Q & A period. Performances may be grouped into Concert Sessions which may be open to the general public, and may include some form of "Meet-and-Greet" session with the performers as well.
Registration for the Symposium and membership in the HBS will be required for all presenters, Some assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis.
Please continue to check here for more information or email questions to