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Date Wednesday, April 8, 2015
3 - 9 p.m.
Location Benson Great Hall - View maps and directions
Instructions for GuestsGet maps and directions to Bethel University. Sessions will start in Underground located in the Brushaber Commons (BC) 2nd Level. Please park in the West lot and enter through the Community Life Center (CLC).
CostGeneral Admission $5, Students $3
SponsorsSt. Cloud State University Music Department

Event Description

Chamber Music Showcase | 3 p.m. | Underground
  • St. Cloud State Woodwind Trio
  • St. Cloud State Faculty Jazz Trio
  • Festival Brass Quintet (Takako Senn)

Large Group Sessions | 3:45 p.m.

  • Brass Rehearsal: The Pines of the Appian Way | Benson Great Hall
Members of the Festival Brass Quintet with Trumpet Professor Dr. Takako Senn will coach and rehearse the performers on Pines of the Appian Way with conductor Dr. Bushman in preparation for the Festival Finale Concert. Directors, chaperones and other interested students are welcome at this session.
  • Jazz Workshop: “Thinking in Jazz” | Underground
Led by Professor of Percussion Terry Vermillion, the members of the Faculty Jazz Trio will talk about improvisation and what they think about while performing and rehearsing a jazz chart. 
  • Composition for a New Era | Eastlund Room
Professor of Composition Dr. Kristian Twombly will talk about what composers at SCSU create when writing works for “new media” and the possibilities that exist for music involving electronics and collaborating with performers and artists.
  • Woodwind Panel Discussion: It’s All About the Reed! | CC 430
St. Cloud Symphony members Jill Pattock (clarinet), Brendon Bushman (oboe) and Emma Plehal (bassoon) will lead a discussion about what it takes to be successful as a woodwind player. Students can bring prepared ensembles to perform for feedback from the panel or general questions about reeds, practicing, developing high range or other advanced techniques.

Dinner break | 4:30 p.m.

The Bethel Dining Center is available for all participants as an option for $8/person. Cash and credit card is accepted.

Band Warm-Ups | 5:15 p.m.

  • Princeton | Underground
  • St. Francis | Benson Great Hall

Festival Performances | 6:30 p.m. | Benson Great Hall

  • Chad Armbruster, Director
  • Jim Baxter, Director
  • Finale Concert – Patty Diederichs, Horn Soloist
  • Festival Combined Brass Section Finale
  • Catharine Bushman, Director

Reception | 9 p.m. | Benson Great Hall Lobby


Contact St. Cloud State Assitant Professor, Catharine Sinon Bushman at