Cameron University to present free brass concert

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts is pleased to present a free concert featuring guest artist Ben Pierce on euphonium and tuba on Saturday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Admission is free.

A professor at the University of Arkansas where he teaches a large studio of tuba and euphonium players and directs the tuba/euphonium ensemble, Pierce is an accomplished low brass artist. He is a frequent soloist at home and abroad performing numerous solo recitals as well as concerti with ensembles including the premier United States military bands, top American brass bands, and orchestras such as the Tokyo Symphony, Oulu Symphony (Finland), and Vogtland Philharmonie (Germany).

Pierce has won a dozen international tuba and euphonium artist competitions held in the United States, Japan, Germany, Finland, South Korea, England, and Italy. He has performed with the Detroit Symphony, the Detroit Chamber Brass, the Toledo Symphony, the Flint Symphony, and the Tulsa Symphony. He has served as principal tubist of the Ann Arbor Symphony and is principal tubist of SONA, formerly the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the acclaimed Brass Band of Battle Creek, featuring many of the world's greatest brass players. Pierce is a Miraphone performing artist.

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October 28, 2016

PR# 16-164