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Instrumental Workshop Series: Low Brass with J.c. Sherman

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Kirtland Community Center

7900 Euclid Chardon Road

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The Instrumental Workshop Series is for musicians of all ages who want to improve their musical skills.

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This two-hour masterclass, led by J.c. Sherman, will focus on all aspects of trombone, euphonium, and tuba playing, including warm-up exercises, tone/technique development, articulation, intonation, phrasing, and breath control. Participants may have the opportunity to perform for the class and receive one-on-one feedback from the instructor as an example for the group.

FREE to attend! Bring your instrument and music stand.

J.c. Sherman (Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)

J.c. Sherman, Principal Tubist with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, holds Bachelors of Music degrees in Tuba Performance and Music Education from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied tuba and ophicleide with Ronald Bishop and bass trombone and bass sackbut with Raymond Premru. He was the principal tubist with Opera Cleveland Orchestra and has performed for 16 years with the Blossom Festival Band. He has also performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland POPS Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, and the Cleveland/San Jose Ballet. As a chamber musician, J.c. is a current member of Olympic Brass, the Heritage Brass Quintet, NEOTUBA Quartet, and regularly performs with the Sheet & Tube Brass Quartet. A 5-year veteran performer from SeaWorld of Ohio, J.c. also enjoys performing early jazz with The Night Owls and the River City Jazz Band.

J.c.'s collection of performing instruments include All keys of tubas, Euphonium, Baritone, Bass Trombone, Tenor Trombone, Contrabass Trombone/Cimbasso, Sousaphone, Ophicleide, Serpent, Bass Trumpet, Valve Trombone, Trumpet, Horn and Bass Horn.

HISTORIC BRASS

J.c. has had in intense interest in historic brass instruments for 25 years, particularly regarding the use of the ophicleide. He has introduced the instrument to the Firelands Symphony, several quintets, and performed Verdi's Requiem under Robert Page.

In February 2010, he acquired his first serpent, and has since performed solos arranged for him with Olympic Brass, the Heritage Brass Quintet, and enjoys performing for Catholic masses (for which the instrument was specifically invented). In January, 2012, he performed Mendelssohn's 5th Symphony at the Cleveland Institute of Music on the instrument.

SOLOIST

While a student at the Oberlin Conservatory, J.c. Sherman performed an unprecedented six full recitals and two joint recitals, as well as several departmental recitals, and was given the unique privilege of performing as a non-major on Bass Trombone. In addition, J.c. was a featured soloist three times with the Oberlin Symphonic Winds (Euphonium and Tuba) and once with the Brass Guild of Oberlin, as well as performing off-campus as a soloist with local bands. J.c. also was the winner of the 1994 band conducting competition at Oberlin.

After graduating, he performed two unique recitals; a full unaccompanied tuba recital at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Tacoma, WA and a full recital with organ in Olympia, WA. In 1995, he was a featured soloist with the Washington Wind Symphony. J.c. has since continued to perform recitals internationally.

J.c. has premiered several works written for him, including Relentless, Reminiscence, and Tofudobeast by Anthony Markel (performed with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony) and Concerto for Tubameister by internationally lauded composer, Victor Davies in Vancouver, BC.

J.c. has been a featured soloist with the Solon Philharmonic, Geauga County Fair Band, Lakewood Hometown Band, and will be performing with the Olympia Symphony in 2014.

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