As part of the StAMP music education project, The Wallace Collection and University of St Andrews hosted its first online brass camp in July 2020.  Participants from all over the world came together in an immersive online learning environment and learnt from an outstanding team of tutors and special guests:

  • Led by The Wallace Collection, ensemble in residence at the Laidlaw Music Centre and special guests with support from Solstice Brass, an exciting new brass quintet from Glasgow.
  • Special guests included:
    • Ian Bousfield (former principal trombone with the Vienna Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra)
    • Professor Trevor Herbert – Royal College of Music
    • Senior Research Fellow Arnold Myers – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
    • Marco Blaauw – trumpet soloist and member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik in Cologne
    • Christine Chapman – horn soloist and member of the Ensemble Musikfabrik in Cologne
    • Music Archeologist Peter Holmes 
  • Sessions included group warmups and playing of ensemble music, interspersed with inspirational short discussions around practice, and the history and science of brass instruments.
  • Around  Children from  Fife, Clackmannanshire, Perth & Kinross and Tayside were given the opportunity to learn the natural trumpet at home.
  • A series of StAMP Fringe events was also held online to supplement the wider learning provision for brass playing and brass music.

Introducing the StAMP Tutors: