Brassfest 2023

Brassfest 2023

The annual Brassfest is an event hosted by the WIU brass faculty and the BCA. The day features performances by the WIU Faculty Brass Quintet and special guest artists, the Seven Hills Brass. Additionally, instrumental masterclasses, clinics, and opportunities to play will be included.


  • When: Sunday, January 22, 2023; 12:00 - 5:30 PM
  • Location: COFAC Recital Hall, Western Illinois University
  • Cost: $25 admission to all events; $10 admission to closing recital only; Free admission to WIU staff and students

Event Schedule

  • 12:00 PM - Check in
  • 12:15 PM - WIU La Moine Brass Quintet Recital
  • 1:00 PM - Breathing and Buzzing by Dr. Land
  • 1:30 PM - Masterclass with WIU students
  • 3:00 PM - Brass Choir Reading Session
  • 4:00 PM - Seven Hills Brass Recital


Seven Hills Brass

Seven Hills Brass features some of the top brass artists from Cincinnati and the tri-state area. Members perform with many leading groups including the Dayton Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony, Ballet, and Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. In addition to active performing careers, members are educators in area Universities including Miami University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Dayton, Northern Kentucky University, Wright State, and Xavier University.