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Ensemble Featuring GWU Faculty to Perform

The six members of Carolina Brass pose with the instruments

Distinguished Artist Series to feature Carolina Brass on Jan. 30

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Distinguished Artist Series of Gardner-Webb University presents Summit recording artist, Carolina Brass, on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Hamrick Hall’s Blanton Auditorium. Tim Hudson, GWU associate professor of music, founded Carolina Brass in 1997. The ensemble also features GWU instructors Bob Campbell, horn player, and Dave Wulfeck, trombonist.

Other members are Dennis de Jong, trumpeter, Matt Ransom, tubist, and John R. Beck, percussionist.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Carolina Brass performs extensively in educational settings. The group’s mission is to promote the understanding of music and to improve the performance level of musicians of all ages through performances, residencies, master classes, and recordings.

With a combination of virtuosity and good humor, Carolina Brass is a favorite among audiences of all ages. Drawing from their vast repertoire of Classical and Contemporary works, Medieval and Renaissance music, and popular forms encompassing Broadway, Jazz, Dixieland, and Big Band, the group creates exciting, entertaining and educational programs.

This group of dedicated professionals trained at some of the country’s most prestigious schools, including the New England Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and the Eastman School of Music, Carolina Brass personnel have extensive national and international performing, recording and touring experience.

Carolina Brass has released several CDs, including two Christmas collections. One project features Broadway tunes and another showcases the music of award-winning composer Arthur Frackenpohl. For more information, visit the website carolinabrass.com. 

Tickets are $10 general admission and free for students of all schools and their directors, and Gardner-Webb faculty, staff and students. Masks are required. For more information about the event, call or text 704-466-4710.

Tickets available here.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 days prior to event. Please call (704) 406-4253 or email [email protected] with your request.

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to six professional schools, 14 academic departments, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.

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