Rafael Méndez Brass Institute 2003, University of Colorado April 12, 2003 
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The Rafael Méndez Brass Institute takes place this year at the College of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, June 8-14.

The Institute, named to honor the legendary Mexican born trumpeter, composer and educator, was founded in 1986, known originally as the Keystone Brass Institute. Throughout its history, the now annual Institute has taken place at some of the leading music schools in the US, including Arizona State University and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. The Institute is now considered to be the foremost annual performance and career development seminar for aspiring brass musicians.

Participants include advanced high school students, college music majors, young professionals, and serious amateurs of all ages. A wide variety of performance outlets are offered during the week including large and small ensemble experiences, daily masterclass participation, orchestral reading sessions, mock auditions and others, all taught by members of Summit Brass and College of Music faculty. A distinctive feature of the Institute is its emphasis on career development. Daily seminars will be devoted to unique topics of concern for developing brass musicians.

The 2003 Institute website is at http://spot.colorado.edu/~stanleyw/RMBI.htm and contains full program and faculty details, registration forms, and local information.

Source: RMBI press release and website

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