August 16, 2019

News & Notes

2019 has been a memorable year for Seraph Brass so far. In addition to touring China for the first time, we were honored with the 2019 American Prize in Chamber Music Performance.

A few of our other “high notes”:

  • We completed our first residency at the Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festival, alongside the Dover Quartet, in the Festival Orchestra.
  • We were featured at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami, Florida.
  • We were featured at the Texas Bandmasters Association Conference in San Antonio, performing for 1600 students with trombone sensation Christopher Bill.
  • We’ve become “BlackBinder Friends,” working with BlackBinder “to bring a revolutionary change to the world of music scores: the automatic scroll.”

Scroll down for photos from our travels and a list of upcoming dates.

On our first tour to China, through the US-China Cultural & Educational Foundation, we toured Jiaxing, Zhoushan, Shaoxing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Guiyang and Shanghai.

With Christopher Bill at the Texas Bandmasters Association Conference in San Antonio.

Seraph Brass is proud to be a member of the
Arkansas Arts on Tour Roster

Inclusion in this roster allows concert presenters in Arkansas to apply for an Arts on Tour grant to help defray the cost of a Seraph Brass residency. In addition, concert presenters in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas can apply for a similar grant through the Mid-America Arts Alliance. We are now booking for the 20-21 and 21-22 seasons.

Learn more here

2019 Tour Dates September-December

September 10th, Ohio University, Athens

September 17th-21st, Busan Maru International Music Festival, South Korea

October 4th, University of Wisconsin, Parkside

October 5th, Carthage College and KUSD schools, Wisconsin

October 13th, Sunday at the Stroede Concert Series, Defiance, Ohio

October 14th-17th, Residency at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan

November 6th, University of Nebraska Omaha Brass Day

November 22nd, Virginia Wesleyan University

November 24th, E. Carl Freeman Concert Series, Richmond, VA

December 21st-22nd, Joy of Christmas with the Cathedral Choral Society at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

See Events page for details

“…This wonderful brass quintet has released a pearl of a CD: Asteria. You will be happy to hear these talented performers, who are tight and right for each other…terrific CD…”


“One comes away from the release marveling at the performances and the rich, soaring sound generated by the five musicians.”

-Textura Magazine

Hear Mary interviewed about Asteria by Julie Amacher for Classical MPR.