Velvet Brown, professor of tuba and euphonium at Pennsylvania State University, will perform at Henderson State University July 10 with the Senior Band Camp first band. Three bands will perform in Arkansas Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m., starting with the third band.
Brown is an international soloist and chamber ensemble performer, recording artist, conductor, and orchestral player. She has made regular appearances throughout Europe, Russia, Japan, Canada, and the United States. Brown has served as principal tubist with the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra and as substitute or additional tubist with the Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, San Francisco Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She has received high praise as a member of the Monarch Brass Quintet and Brass Ensemble, the Junction Tuba Quartet, and the Garda Duo.
Brown has had many successful students who have been prize winners at various regional, national, and international competitions. Currently, she serves as secretary of the executive committee for the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA). She is also a board member of the International Women’s Brass Conference. Brown is noted for receiving the 1999–2000 William Fulbright Fellowship Vinciguerra Award.
She has released two solo CDs: Velvet and Music for Velvet (Crystal Records). In addition, she has recorded music by award-winning composer Neal Corwell for the Nicolai Music Label.
A second concert featuring the three bands will be Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
This is the 47th year that Henderson has hosted summer band camp. Two junior high sessions were held in June.