We are Officially a Nonprofit!
Calypsus Brass has officially become a 501(C)(3) registered nonprofit. Being a nonprofit means that we can now fundraise to support some of our exciting upcoming initiatives like commissions, recordings, and tours. Join us in October for a nonprofit celebration where we will release a new video every week!
University of Northern Iowa
In February 2023 Calypsus Brass will travel to the University of Northern Iowa. Calypsus will perform as a featured guest artist at UNI’s New Music Festival, and will offer brass masterclasses as well.
Eastern Illinois University
In January 2022 Calypsus Brass heads to Eastern Illinois University where the ensemble will perform a recital as featured guests of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Premiere Event Calendar. In addition, Calypsus members will give a masterclass, and record. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: the Doudna Fine Arts Center
Residency at McNeese State University
In March 2021, Calypsus Brass travelled to Lake Charles, LA for a residency at McNeese State University. While there, members of the ensemble gave solo and chamber masterclasses, lectures on pedagogy and brass instruments, and taught lessons. The ensemble performed a featured recital as well as open rehearsals for students to experience.
"Powerful Women in Music" Concert Series
Calypsus Brass was honored to be a featured guest ensemble in the "Powerful Women in Music" Concert Series.
Masterclass at the University of Northern Iowa
Calypsus Brass gave a virtual chamber music masterclass to the brass students at the University of Northern Iowa
Ensemble in Residence
Calypsus Brass is proud to be the brass ensemble in residence for Rising Tide Music Press. Rising Tide publishes print works by BBIA (Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian) musicians in their first 10 years of professional-level work as composers and arrangers.
Benefit Concert Supporting the Lift Music Fund
Join us on August 20, 2021 for a Benefit Concert supporting the Lift Music Fund, an organization whose mission is "to make achievement in music more accessible and equitable. Lift Music Fund helps underrepresented students overcome the barriers, financial and otherwise, to pursuing a career in music,." Calypsus Brass will be premiering and performing works by Cait Nishimura, Lauren Bernofsky, Katahj Copley, and more.
Calypsus Brass will be performing Cait Nishimura's piece, When the Clouds Break as part of the Lift Music Fund Benefit Concert on August 20, 2021.
Please support Cait by visiting her website to purchase this and other great music: https://caitnishimura.com
Calypsus Brass will be premiering Katahj Copley's Episodes for Brass Quintet on August 20, 2021.
Please support Katahj by visiting this website to purchase Episodes and other great music: www.katahjcopleymusic.com
Calypsus Brass will be performing the recorded premiere of Lauren Bernofsky's Fanfare for Brass Quintet on August 20, 2021.
Please support Lauren by visiting this website to purchase Episodes and other great music: www.laurenbernofsky.com
Calypsus Brass is thrilled to be commissioning composer Stephen P. Harvey to write a new work for brass quintet. Stay tuned in the next few months for more details about this piece and to hear the premiere! To listen to Stephen's music and learn more about him, visit: www.stephenpharvey.com