The annual Brassfest is an all-day event hosted by the WIU brass faculty and the BCA. The day features performances by the WIU Faculty Brass Quintet and the guest artists, instrumental masterclasses, clinics, and opportunities to play in and learn about various brass ensemble settings. The evening ends with the feature group performing at the COFAC Recital and a buffet dinner for those registered.

To register for the event or to go to the concert, download a registration form and return (with your payment) by January 17, 2014 to address on the form for a discount registration.

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2014 Brassfest

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This year's feature group is:

Axiom Brass

Axiom Brass

When: Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Where: COFAC in Recital Hall

Praised for their "high level of musicality and technical ability" and for their "clean, clear and precise sound", the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as "one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music." Internationally recognized for their groundbreaking programming, their repertoire ranges from jazz and Latin music to string quartet transcriptions, as well as original compositions for brass quintet.  Axiom Brass’ performances have captured the hearts and imaginations of their audiences, leading the ensemble to national radio and television appearances as well as concerts in Asia, Europe and across the U.S.