4th International HBS Symposium - July 10-14, 2024 in New York City

Innovations in Brass: Design, Manufacturing, Performance, Repertoire, Teaching

Plans are well underway for our July Symposium in New York City!

In addition to a varied program with over 40 presentations, there will be a private tour of the Musical Instruments Collection, a set of performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, concerts, and playing sessions. Watch this space for updates and further details!

We are very pleased to announce that Sabine Klaus will present the first Keynote Address at our July 2024 Symposium. In honor of the 100 th anniversary of Vincent Bach beginning his New York manufacturing venture, she will present “Myths and Facts about the Birth of the Modern Trumpet”. Sabine is Professor Emerita at the University of South Dakota, having served from 2000–2023 as the Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Curator of Brass Instruments at the National Music Museum, University of South Dakota. She is the author of the five-volume book series Trumpets and Other High Brass: A History Inspired by the Joe R. and Joella F. Utley Collection, published by the National Music Museum (completion expected in 2024).

HBS Supports 2024 North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference

The HBS is proud to announce that it will be supporting the second North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference. This event will be hosted at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado, on April 6th and 7th by Stanley Curtis, trumpet professor at CSU and current President of the HBS. The public event consists of concerts, master classes, paper presentations, and a competition—all related to the baroque trumpet. Additional sponsors include Brass for Beginners, Maller Brass, and the CSU ITG Student Chapter

Please join us in celebrating and recognizing outstanding young solo and ensemble baroque trumpets, renowned guest artists, and though-provoking researchers right next to the Rocky Mountains! 

North American Baroque Trumpet Competition and Conference