2018 Muhlenberg Brass Festival


The Muhlenberg Brass Festival is a classical music festival that I just started this year to be an annual concert event. It will take place at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in downtown Harrisonburg and is free and open to the public. This year's festival will mark the debut performance of The Virginia Brass Consort (VBC). The VBC is an ensemble comprised of music professors from James Madison University and Bridgewater College and it was formed for two reasons. First, to provide professional-level classical, brass music for free to the Harrisonburg/Rockingham community and public schools through outreach concerts. Second, to provide a means for music faculty to collaborate across disciplines and universities in the greater Rockingham county community. Future concerts hope to incorporate theater, dance, and poetry in intradisciplinary collaboration in the arts.