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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 18, 2012

St. Louis Brass Quintet to perform at Northwest

By Cynthia Creek, media assistant

The Northwest Missouri State University Department of Music welcomes the St. Louis Brass Quintet for a workshop with students and an afternoon concert this week.

The quintet will perform for the public at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the Charles Johnson Theater.

Prior to the concert the quintet will offer a one-hour workshop to students in master music classes. The workshop is separated into three groups, trumpets, horns and low brass. Each clinician will work with individual students in front of a small audience. This allows the clinician to address the individual and the audience regarding his assessment of the student’s performance.

“Each member of the St. Louis Brass Quintet has a tremendously successful career,” said Dr. Ernest Woodruff, professor and chair of the music department. They bring experience in performing and teaching to the Northwest community, and this opportunity gives the students a chance to hear comments and improvements they can make.”

The quintet is composed of five musicians, Allan Dean and Ray Sasaki (trumpet), Thomas Bacon (horn), Daniel Perantoni (tuba) and Melvyn Jernigan (trombone). They were founded in 1964 and are one of America’s longest standing brass quintets. For more information about the St. Louis Brass Quintet, visit

The concert and workshop is supported by the Missouri Arts Council and the Improvement of Teaching and Learning Grant.

For more information about the workshop and concert, contact the Department of Music at 660.562.1346.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468