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Brittany Lasch, tromboneb

As a winner of the 2019 S&R Foundation Washington Award, trombonist Brittany Lasch has appeared as a soloist with ensembles such as the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. She is currently Assistant Professor of Trombone at Bowling Green State University and performs as Principal Trombone of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra at the Detroit Opera House.

Brittany was a winner of Astral Artist’s 2017 National Auditions. In addition to performing with orchestras across the country, she has played in numerous international summer festivals including the Verbier Festival Orchestra.

A native of Park Ridge, Illinois, Brittany is an Edwards Trombone Performing Artist.

Tom Curry, tubut

Tom Curry has served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Mead Witter School of Music since 2014. He is currently the tubist in the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, a faculty ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has performed with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Philharmonic and many other orchestras. Curry has commissioned, premiered and composed works for tuba in a wide variety of contexts and has been invited to perform at numerous conferences, festivals and international competitions, including the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference and the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments. His newest ensemble, Nominal Duo, is a collaboration with euphoniumist Brett Keating and specializes in electroacoustic music and improvisation. His first solo recording, Alight, features contemporary works for tuba and was released in 2018 through Summit Records.

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Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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