SUMMER BRASS CAMP TO BE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN SOUTHEAST
July event to feature top national performers in two days of
instruction and music
The first ever Purtle.com Brass Camp slated for July 16-17 at Anderson University
will feature several of the nation’s most acclaimed brass aficionados in a
two-day event designed to help brass musicians from high school through
professional hone their craft and navigate their way through the music
camp will also include two concerts featuring camp attendees as well as the
guest artists. Those events, on Friday and Saturday evening are open to the
to 200 brass musicians from the Carolinas and Georgia are expected to attend
the camp, which offers expert training on practice methods, performance and the
“ins” and “outs” of making it in the professional music business.
organizer and noted brass educator Jeff Purtle has enlisted the services of
Harry Kim, lead trumpet for American Idol
and founder of The Vine Street Horns,
Susan Slaughter, Principal Trumpet, St. Louis Orchestra and member of The Monarch Brass Quintet (also
performing at the camp). Other guest lecturers will lead sessions on a variety
of aspects of brass instruments and performance.
Kim will share experiences in playing with the likes of Phil Collins, Quincy
Jones and others. Susan Slaughter will share her experience as the only woman
in the world to serve as principal trumpet in a major orchestra, while Jeff
Purtle will show how to apply the innovative Claude Gordon brass teaching
method that contributed to the successful careers of both featured musicians.
cost for the camp is $200. Online registration is available at www.purtle.com/brasscamp.html.
Attendees may register in person beginning at 5:00pm Thursday, July 15th.
The website also features details about the sessions as well as full
biographies on the presenters.
Kim will be featured in a 7:30pm concert on Friday, while Susan Slaughter and
the Monarch Brass Quintet will be the featured performers in a 6:30pm concert
Saturday night at the Daniel Recital Hall of the Rainey Fine Arts Center on the
Anderson University campus. The cost for the concerts is $15 for the general
public. Tickets can be ordered on the purtle.com website or by contacting the
Anderson University box office at (864) 231-2080.
more information, visit the website or contact Jeff Purtle (864) 292-3532.
is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist
Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the
Top Tier (top 25) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of “77 Schools to Watch in America,” by U. S. News & World Report. Anderson has also been named one of “Americas
100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near
the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous
education in a supportive Christian environment.