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.