Manhattan School of Music Brass Players to Perform with Scranton Singers

March 24, 2015

The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra will perform with The University of Scranton Singers on Sunday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

The Manhattan School of Music is one of the nation’s premier music conservatories, providing programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level for more than 85 years. Their Brass Orchestra was founded in fall of 2009 and is composed of select undergraduate and graduate brass students.

The University of Scranton Singers is a 60-voice mixed choir, composed of students from majors spanning the curriculum. All enrolled Scranton students are eligible for membership in the Performance Music ensembles, which include both vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Now in its fifth year, the tradition of the spring combined concert by the groups was a natural outgrowth of other musical collaborations between the groups’ respective directors. 

Mark Gould, conductor/founder of The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra, served as co-principal trumpet at The Metropolitan Opera for more than 30 years. He chairs the brass department at The Manhattan School of Music, and is also trumpet faculty at The Juilliard School. He also serves as co-conductor for The Scranton Brass Orchestra and co-founded the Scranton Brass Seminar with University of Scranton Performance Music Director Cheryl Y. Boga. His students have garnered positions in many of the major orchestras and chamber ensembles both nationally and internationally.

Renowned for his trumpet playing and teaching, Gould has appeared as principal trumpet with many major symphony orchestras and renowned chamber music groups throughout the world, and serves as the director of The New York Trumpet Ensemble. His body of work as a recording artist includes more than 40 performances on PBS as part of “Live at Lincoln Center” broadcasts and Grammy-winning recordings with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

For additional information regarding this event, contact Performance Music at 570-941-7624, or at www.scranton.edu/music.

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