The year was 1965. American Tubist, Roger Bobo had recently returned to the United States after performing several seasons with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam) to assume the position of principal tubist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the invitation of then-music director, Zubin Mehta. That year, Maestro Bobo released his debut album, Roger Bobo Plays the Tuba, and the world was changed forever.
He would go on to release a series of legendary solo recordings that revolutionized the game for tubists, dozens of critically acclaimed recordings with the L.A. Philharmonic, and many of Hollywood's most notable soundtracks including Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and Close Encounters. His solo career, much too extensive to list, includes solo recitals the world over including the very first solo tuba recital in New York City's Carnegie Hall and multiple appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in Burbank, California. In 1989, Mr. Bobo retired from the L.A. Phil to focus on a solo and teaching career. This would lead to extended teaching posts at the Fiesole School of Music near Florence (Italy), the Lausanne Conservatory (Switzerland), the Rotterdamns Konservatorium (the Netherlands), the Royal Northern College of Music (U.K.), the Musashino Academy of Music (Japan) and most recently at the Oaxaca Conservatory (Mexico) where he serves as a consultant and director of the Oaxaca Brass Ensemble.
Today, Roger is in high demand around the globe as a brass pedagogue, adjudicator, clinician and conductor. This June, he will bring his expertise to Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, where musicians from all over the United States will unite for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with, learn from, and experience the art and love of music with the monumental force that is Bobo.
Festival of Brass and
Slippery Rock University cordially invites brass musicians (trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba) to join us for this exciting summer brass experience led by international brass musician and teacher, Maestro Roger Bobo, and festival faculty. The June 25-29th festival is open to high school, college, pre-professional, and professional brass musicians (trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba) regardless of level of proficiency who are eager to perform, grow, network and learn from the Maestro and festival faculty!
Festival format will include:
· Five (5) Day Camp
· Resident (Housing) Options Available
· Warm-up Classes
· Technique Classes
· Special Topics in Music
· Chamber Ensembles
· Brass Choir/Brass Band
· Private Lessons
· Closing Gala Concert
· Guest Recital Series”
The University of Windsor invites all Tuba and Euphoniums to join us for the second brass day on Saturday, June 23rd. Led by tuba legend, Roger Bobo, participants will get to work with Roger through masterclass and large ensembles. This is event is open to musicians of all ages, levels, and backgrounds. All will come together and share the stage with Maestro Bobo in a Gala Concert the evening of the 23rd. All events take place in the newly renovated historic Windsor Armouries, home of the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts.
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