All-America Brass Band – Asbury University
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The inaugural All-America Brass Band provides a chance for the best young brass musicians in the country to perform in an elite brass band, under the direction of world-class conductors and instructors!

Acceptance into the All-America Brass Band will be determined by video audition, which are due by January 1st. 

Audition Instructions
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Guest Conductor – James Curnow

American composer James Curnow has taught all areas and levels of instrumental music and has received numerous awards for teaching and composition, including the Outstanding Educator of America, the Citation of Excellence from the National Bandmasters Association, the North American Brass Band President’s Award, and the International Competition for Original Compositions for Band, 

He was named Composer of the Year by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association and the National Music Teachers Association. 

Curnow has been commissioned to write over 400 works for concert band, brass band, orchestra, choir, and various vocal and instrumental ensembles. His total published works now number well over 800. As a conductor, composer, and clinician he has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Europe, where his music has received wide acclaim.

Curnow currently resides in North Carolina with his wife Margaret and is a full-time composer of commissions worldwide. He publishes with Hal Leonard LLC/Curnow Music Press, Inc. He serves as Composer-in-Residence Emeritus for Asbury University (Wilmore, KY).


Sectionals and masterclasses will be taught by the finest brass musicians in the United States, including select members of High Bridge Brass, among other world-class musicians to be announced soon! High Bridge Brass will also perform in the Gala Concert along with the All-America Brass Band. 

High Bridge Brass, an American Conical Ensemble


Friday, January 28

8:30 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. Rehearsal
10 a.m. Attend Chapel
11 a.m. Rehearsal
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Masterclasses with High Bridg Brass
3 p.m. Rehearsal (sectionals)
5 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. High Bridge Brass Concert
9 p.m. Rehearsal

Saturday, January 29

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Rehearsal
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Campus Tour
2 p.m. Meet with an Admissions Counselor (optional)
3:30 p.m. Grand Finale Concert – All-America Brass Band with High Bridge Brass and others!