UAB Holds Second Brass Symposium with Guest Artist Vincent DiMartino


The UAB Department of Music will present its Second Annual UAB Brass Symposium, which will be held on February 7th – 9th, 2013 on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. This year's featured clinician will be the legendary trumpet soloist and Shires Trumpet Artist Vincent DiMartino. Mr. DiMartino will present performances  with the UAB Jazz Ensembles, Brass Quintet and Choir as well as present a clinic for all Brass Symposium participants. In addition to Mr. DiMartino, we will also offer concerts and clinics by our own UAB faculty.

A highlight of the Symposium are the High School Honors Ensembles, which basically are “an Honor Band for Brass.” The students prepare pieces for performance in an all-brass environment, where they can learn specific techniques involved with improving brass listening and ensemble skills.

The honors ensembles are open to all motivated trumpet, trombone, horn, euphonium and tuba players of high school age, with the recommendation of their directors. Recommendations can be in the form of a letter accompanying their registration or an e-mail sent to  Exceptional 8th grade students may also participate. The $50.00 registration fee covers 7 hours of instruction, 3 clinics, a Friday evening reception with clinicians and Mr. DiMartino, a medal and a 2013 Symposium T-Shirt. They will also be featured in the Saturday afternoon Festival of Brass Concert in which they will perform their Honors Ensemble pieces as well as participate in a Mass Finale with the UAB Wind Symphony and Mr. DiMartino.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 25th, 2013.

Click here to download registration packet and/or register online.