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The College of Music at Florida State University Presents Axiom Brass - Composition Forum

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Brass chamber music, relatively speaking, is rather new with most repertoire being developed since the early 1960s. Few composition programs focus on brass chamber music, so it is understandable that young composers shy away from the challenge of writing for brass quintet. With this workshop, Axiom cultivates young composers by giving them a hands-on experience with a professional quintet. We answer the most common questions we encounter with composers we commission. We give examples from our extensive repertoire, we explain the limitations of extended techniques, and we demonstrate the capabilities of each instrument.