April 27: Brass Ensembles Concert
Augustana's Brass Choir, Trombone Choir and Brass Quintet will present a spring recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, in Kresge Recital Hall.
Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and are free for students K-12 and Augustana students and faculty. Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com.
Dr. Earl Sherburne conducts the Brass Choir. He earned his bachelor’s degree with a double major in music and drama from Augustana; his master's degree in music education from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo.; and his Ph.D. in music education from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sherburne is a published composer who has written works for band, chorus, jazz band, orchestra, musical theater, and small wind ensembles and has received several commissions for his work.
Brass Choir tunes will include “Patriotic Pop Medley,” “Saints Bound for Heaven,” and “Shop Around.”
Vance Shoemaker is Augustana's trombone and euphonium instructor and director the Trombone Choir. He is principal trombonist with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) and principal trombonist with the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra. He performs with the Sioux City Symphony, Sioux City and LeMars Municipal Bands and spent six summers with the Kansas Lyric Opera Company summer series. He participates in the Brass Section, a professional brass quintet that performs throughout the region. He is a graduate of Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa.
Trombone tunes will include Eric Ewazen’s "Grand Canyon Octet" and Tommy Pederson’s "Rampart Street."
The Augustana Brass Quintet is conducted by Andrea Carlson. Carlson is a graduate of Augustana and works part-time as a registered nurse with Sanford Acute Care. She plays horn with the SDSO and is principal horn for the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. She has studied horn with Herb Winslow of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Michael Thompson of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Sarah Cyrus and Nathan Pawelek. Outside of her dedication to music and nursing, she is a licensed Kindermusik instructor as well as the mellophone technician for the Lincoln High School marching band.
The Brass Quintet will perform Movements I, II, and IV of Sinfonietta for Brass Quintet by Lennie Niehaus.