Thursday, July 3, 2014

The International Horn Symposium Comes To London

International Horn Symposium
11th to 15th August, 2014
Imperial College, London

We're starting to get excited about this! June Emerson Wind Music will be attending the
2014 IHS event in London this August, taking all our horn music and books 
to sell as one of the trade exhibitors.
It promises to be an amazing event, with internationally renowned soloists and ensembles
plus the very best instrument and accessory manufacturers,
and your favourite sheet music retailer, of course!

There will also be a special one-off performance of 'I Found My Horn' by Jasper Rees,
performed by Jonathan Guy Lewis. The reviews are fantastic and the atmosphere
should be amazing.
Don't miss it!

For details and registration:

Monday, June 2, 2014

Managing Performance Anxiety

The English Brass Academy presents...

Manage Performance Anxiety
Putney High School, 35 Putney Hill, London SW15 6BH

Manage Performances Anxiety
in a friendly, supportive atmosphere

• Despite hours of practice do you still feel concerned ?
• Do you find it difficult to concentrate when performing?
• Are negative thoughts difficult to shake off?
• Are you able to play well in rehearsal but feel anxious in performance?
• Have you suffered from the physical symptoms of nerves such as fast heart beat, dry mouth or shaking?
Then this course is for you!

Andrew Evans will help you understand those negative feelings, develop
a regime that will improve your performing and help you manage anxieties.
This will be in a comfortable and safe environment - you will be among like-minded
friends - so no intimidation, just practical help and an enjoyable time.
Cost: £65 including lunch

What is the purpose of the course?
• Understand the psychology of performance anxiety
• Achieve Peak Performance
• Develop effective practice
• Handle competitions, concerts and auditions
• Manage adrenalin
• Devise strategies for negative thoughts
• Maintain motivation
• Handle stress and burnout
• Live a healthy lifestyle
• Maximise creativity

Andy Evans - Performance Psychologist
Andy Evans (BA, MA, CPCC) is a psychologist, performance coach, writer and musician.
He was educated at University College, Oxford, the Royal Academy of Music and
the University of Paris VII. He founded Arts Psychology Consultants in 1988, and
has seen well over a thousand performers over the last 25 years both in
private practice ( and for a number of
music academies and arts organisations.
He has been a UK pioneer of performance psychology, and is a frequent broadcaster
and magazine contributor on showbiz and general arts and media subjects.
The latest of his five books is "Secrets of Performing Confidence" (Methuen Drama, 2013)

To book or for more information: or call Paul at English Brass Academy on 01306 508060

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The British Flute Society's Ninth International Convention

Friday 22-Sunday 24 August 2014
Warwick Arts Centre,
University of Warwick, near Coventry

Visit for full details and to book online
Click the image for programme information

Warwick Arts Centre at Warwick University
Based on a 290 hectare out-of-town campus with easy access to a wide range of restaurants and a supermarket on site, Warwick Arts Centre is just over an hour from London Euston and fifteen minutes from Birmingham Airport by fast train. BFS delegates will enjoy free access to the sports centre and swimming pool as well as a contemporary sculpture trail, nature trail, gardens, wood and two lakes. Parking is free for anyone attending the Convention in any of the allocated car parks (see BFS website for details). A choice of accommodation is available ranging from single student standard accommodation with shared bathroom facilities to single student ensuite accommodation and breakfast is included.

Music with Friends
This year’s theme is Music with Friends, and there will be plenty of opportunities to participate and make new friends, both musically and socially. Lisa Nelsen and the Metzger Ensemble will be holding two flute quartet workshops, to allow convention delegates the opportunity to play alongside a professional ensemble. Quintessenz will be holding a flute ensemble masterclass, for established ensembles and for audience members to form new ad hoc groups. Look out, too, for Atarah’s flute choir with soloists rehearsal and concert, where you can play alongside some of the convention artists. No convention would be complete without a dazzling array of headline artists, and this year is no exception; we are looking forward to recitals by Adam Walker, Katherine Bryan, Peter Verhoyen, Jean-Louis Beaumadier, Marina Piccinini, Quintessenz, Robert Dick, Sergio Pallottelli, Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir, Joel Tse, Jean Michel Tanguy, Nicole Esposito, Tempest, William Bennett and Trevor Wye amongst others.

Something for all
As usual, there will be a wide range of recitals, workshops, foyer performances, flute choirs and masterclasses. There will be two themed days; Friday will feature events aimed at continuing professional development for teachers, including talks on beginner methods, Diplomas, CME and digital technology. Saturday is our Early Music day, with performances and workshops from Rachel Brown, Boaz Berney, the Renaissance flute quartet Modena Consort, and Elizabeth Walker. Throughout the weekend, there will be contemporary music offerings from Robert Dick, Tilmann Dehnhard and our four featured composers, Violeta Dinescu, Sophie Dufeutrelle, Katherine Hoover and Mike Mower.  There will also be plenty of opportunities to hear low flutes and piccolos, and flute players’ well-being will be represented through classes on the Feldenkrais method, posture and yoga.

Trade Hall
With a wide array of instruments to try and new repertoire to explore the trade hall promises to be unmissable. Exhibitors will include flute shops, flute makers, accessories, instrument repairs, insurance companies and with many well-known companies are already signed up to exhibit. The trade will be based in the Mead Gallery, a purpose built art gallery space located on the first floor of the Art Centre. For further information about booking a trade table at the event click here (closing date for trade bookings is 23 May).


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

And the winner of our Beaumont Music flute case competition is... Sonia England!

We recently ran a fantastic flutey give-away on our Facebook Page, courtesy of our lovely friends at Beaumont Music. It was a chance to win one of their fabulous oversized pencil cases flute cases. The winner could choose from the 8 designs available, and we threw in a cleaning cloth too.

So, as you can see, we literally drew the name of the winner out of a hat (a woolen hat of some description, as it happens) and the name we drew out was Sonia England, so very well done to her and many congratulations!

Monday, March 24, 2014

National Trombone Day - 30th March 2014

The British Trombone Society will be hosting the 2014 National Trombone Day on Sunday 30th March at Chetham's School of Music. This all-day event will feature a full day of masterclasses, recitals, coaching, demonstrations, workshops, showcases, competitions, and a live Google Hangout expert panel discussion.

Artists include:
  • Eric Crees
  • Roger Argente
  • Jiggs Whigham
  • Simon Cowen
  • Christian Jones
  • Katy Jones
  • Blair Sinclair
  • Phil Goodwin
  • Kerry Baldwin
  • Beth Calderbank
  • Simon Minshall
The day will conclude with an evening performance by the brand new all-star trombone funk group Soul Tubes, featuring:
  • John Barber
  • Jon Stokes
  • Robbie Harvey
  • Carol Jarvis
  • Simon Minshall
and internationally acclaimed soloist and band leader Jiggs Whigham.

Venues and Entry

National Trombone Day Sunday 30 March,

Chetham's School of Music
Long Millgate
M3 1SB

BTS members £10
Non-members £15
Students £5

Evening Concert
Doors open 7:30pm, show starts 8:00pm. 

Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street
M4 5JZ

BTS members £10
Non-members £15
Students £5

Monday, February 24, 2014

North Star Series - The Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

 Award-Winning Quartet
from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Play at the Helmsley Art Centre

Sunday 23rd March, 3.00pm
followed by tea & cake

Concert Details - Helmsley Art Centre

Tickets: £8 / U18s £4
Box Office: 01439 771700
Address: Old Meeting House, Helmsley, York YO62 5DW

Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

About Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

The Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet is an innovative collaboration between four versatile young artists. The group's approach makes use of the diverse talents of its members, creatively combining musical performance, composition and film. Trained at top UK conservatoires including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music, the quartet is steeped in the British saxophone tradition, with a broad, resonant, vocal sound and an energetic, communicative performing ethos.

As well as their work in music and film, the quartet is committed to the creation and performance of new music, and has commissioned and premiered works from an array of composers, whilst also possessing an extensive repertoire of the best of traditional saxophone music.

The Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet were winners of the June Emerson Wind Music Launchpad Prize 2013/14.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

We can now offer the entire Music Express catalogue from Cimarron Music Press!

EXCITING NEWS!! We are now able to print and distribute the entire Music Express catalogue (from Cimarron Music Press), making this US publisher easily and instantly available to all our customers.

All 221 titles are now listed on our website and include some great arrangements for brass quartet/quintet and trombone, tuba, horn, clarinet, sax and bassoon quartets. All intermediate level, so perfect for concerts - take a look...

Popular pieces include: Londonderry Air (Brass Quintet), Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (Brass Quartet), Air On The G String (Brass Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Quartet, Brass Quintet)...

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