Seraph Brass Virtual Residencies
In 2020, Seraph Brass pandemic-proofed their teaching initiatives by offering virtual concerts, classes, and residencies around the world.
These remote offerings covered a variety of topics including Career Versatility, Entrepreneurship, Chamber Music: Starting Your Own Group, as well as general instrumental master classes and pedagogy classes. The ensemble also provided virtual concerts and lectures for international festivals including the Italian Brass Week and Sopra Metais in Brazil. Seraph was thrilled to join the University of Iowa community as Artists in Virtual Residence. Along with offering individual private lessons to Iowa students, they gave four group master classes and an additional three master classes per instrument group. Seraph Brass was also thrilled to offer similar classes to other institutions including Arkansas State, Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania, Plum High School, and more. Seraph Brass members include Mary Elizabeth Bowden (Assistant Professor of Trumpet, Shenandoah Conservatory), Raquel Samayoa (Assistant Professor of Trumpet, University of North Texas), Jean Laurenz (Assistant Professor of Trumpet, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rachel Velvikis (Adjunct Professor of Horn, University of Richmond), Elisabeth Shafer (Senior Lecturer of Trombone, The University of Akron), and Gretchen Renshaw James (Assistant Professor of Music, Hendrix College). (Source: Seraph Brass)
(Source: Seraph Brass)