Low Brass Camp About
The Boise State Low Brass Camp provides an environment for trombone, euphonium, and tuba students to explore their instrument and develop the proper skills needed to excel. The 2023 camp is open to students entering grades 6-12, and graduating seniors. Students have the opportunity to break into focus groups based on their ability level. Topics addressed include chamber music, proper embouchure, breathing, tone production, musicality, ensemble playing, proper warm up techniques, instrument care, jazz improvisation, and performance art.
(January 1, 2023) Current campus guidelines do not require masking or bell covers. Masking is optional across all instructional facilities on campus.
The Low Brass Camp will be in person. COVID safety protocols will reflect campus policy at the time of the camp. For current campus protocols, please see the Boise State University COVID-19 Guidelines.
Camp activities include group warm up, clinics, private lessons, chamber music, and large group rehearsals. The camp culminates with a final concert on June 9th. (Families and friends are invited to attend!) Campers perform on the concert. Activities will take place in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, and outside on the Boise State Campus.
We will host a solo competition this year! If you would like to compete, please plan to perform a piece from the UIL solo list. We will hear individuals play their solos during the camp and the winner will be invited to perform on the final concert. The first place award is a monetary honorarium.*
June 5-9, 2023
Meals, parking passes, solo competition, and/or additional lessons may be added for an additional fee.
Campers receive five full days of instruction, a private lesson from one of our artist faculty, music, admission to all camp concerts, a bell cover, and a t-shirt. All campers receive full camp instruction and supervision from 9:00AM until 5:00PM daily. Transportation to and from the camp is the responsibility of the student and/or their parent/guardian.
Scholarships are available on a limited basis. To apply, fill out this Scholarship Application Form, which includes an essay and a video recording component. The scholarship application must be received by May 1, 2023 in order to qualify for scholarship consideration.
Please visit our Registration Page for complete information.
- Registration Deadline: May 15, 2023
- Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2023
Josh Barro, Band Director at Mountain View High School, Trombonist, BSU alum
TJ Davis, BSU Music Education graduate (22′), Euphonium Player
Josh Gentile, bass trombonist, camp alum
Hannah Gibson, Treasure Valley Music Educator & Euphonium Player
Jeff Paradis, Band director at Ridgevue High School, Trombonist, BSU alum
Sarah Paradis, Boise State Trombone & Euphonium Professor
Bill Waterman, Boise State Tuba Professor
Dr. Sarah Paradis
Associate Professor of Trombone & Euphonium
Boise State University
*Prize amount to be determined, based upon camp enrollment.