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 Good News: U.S. Army Band Conference features SRU's Brian Meixner 



SRU Good News for Jan. 20, 2010


U.S. Army Band Conference features SRU's Brian Meixner


    Brian Meixner, assistant professor of music at Slippery Rock University, is one of a select number of low brass players from around the world asked to perform at the annual U.S. Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Washington D.C. The conference is Jan. 27-30.

    Meixner will be premiering a composition for euphonium and wind ensemble written specifically for him by Libby Larsen, a respected American composer.  

    Meixner's performance will be accompanied by the U.S. "Pershing's Own" Army Band.

    He was asked to perform a one-hour recital at the conference. The recital "Music for Euphonium and Percussion" will be accompanied by David Glover, associate professor of music at SRU, and the SRU Student Percussion Quintet. 

    The performance will offer music commissioned by Meixner, including "Ethereal Wave" composed by Stephen Barr, assistant professor of music at SRU. 

    "I am very proud to present several new compositions at this conference and to collaborate with multiple SRU faculty and students," Meixner said. "The performances will showcase at an international venue the collaborative environment we are so proud of here at SRU."

    Works slated for performance at the Washington, D.C., conference will be previewed at an on-campus 7:30 p.m. recital Sunday in Swope Music Hall.


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