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2016-2017 South Texas Brass Symposium - March 3rd and 4th

The South Texas Brass Symposium was created in an effort to promote the performance, education and awareness of brass music in the South Texas region.  Bringing world-class musicians and the area’s best professionals together at Del Mar College for masterclasses and performances will create unique learning opportunities for students, musicians and the general public. Please join us as we celebrate a rich and exciting repertoire of music for brass instruments.

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Headlining Artists

Portrait of Patrick SheridanPatrick Sheridan is one of the most celebrated tuba soloists in his instrument's history. He has performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl. Mr. Sheridan has served on the music faculties at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, The Rotterdam Conservatory, The Royal Northern College of Music and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He most recently served on the music faculty at the UCLA where he conducted the Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble and taught tuba/euphonium. He is the co-author of the world's best-selling method for instrumental improvement, The Breathing Gym, and is the Chief Design Consultant for Jupiter Band Instruments, XO Brass and Hercules Stands. He is also the Founder of The Band Director Academy, a continuing education program for music educators.




Portrait of William ScharnbergWilliam Scharnberg is principal horn of the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Wichita Falls Symphony and regularly performs chamber music in a variety of venues. He joined the faculty at the University of North Texas in 1983 and became a Regents Professor in 2002. Scharnberg has been a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma, Pacific Lutheran University, the Royal Music Academy of Stockholm, and Central Missouri State University. He has performed as principal horn of the Tri-City Symphony (Iowa-Illinois), Tacoma Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Dallas Ballet, Dallas Bach Society, Royal Opera of Stockholm, Classical Music Seminar (Austria), Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and Flathead Festival Orchestra. He presented solo recitals at four International Horn Symposia and the first Hungarian Horn Workshop, and has performed concertos with several regional orchestras. His recorded performances can be heard on Klavier, Eco-Classic, Crystal, Centaur, and Chandos labels. He serves the International Horn Society as Editor of The Horn Call, past President (1990-1992), and former Music Review Editor (1981-2003). His publications include many journal articles and four editions of eighteenth and nineteenth-century works for horn. Professor Scharnberg has also been a frequent finalist in the Reader's Digest and Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes.