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Black Bayou Brass

Black Bayou Brass has been a faculty ensemble in residence at the University of Louisiana at Monroe since 1971. Its current members are Dr. Eric Siereveld, trumpet, Dr. James Boldin, horn, and Dr. Adam Johnson, trombone. An experienced and versatile professional ensemble, Black Bayou Brass performs regularly at ULM, throughout the northeast Louisiana community, and at numerous venues outside the state. Recent performances include the 50th International Horn Symposium, 2018 International Trombone Festival, the 2017 and 2014 International Women’s Brass Conference, 2017 Mid-South Horn Workshop, the 2013 Louisiana Music Educators Association State Conference, the 2012 National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference, and a series of performances and master classes in Thailand. Its members are dedicated to performing, promoting, and creating new literature for brass trio, as well as playing standard original repertoire and transcriptions from the 16th century to the present. Devoted to encouraging and promoting music education, Black Bayou Brass performs a number of educational concerts each year at schools throughout Louisiana and the surrounding states, and offers master classes, private lessons, and ensemble coaching for all levels. In 2018 they released Scenes from the Bayou, which features several World Premiere recordings for brass trio.

Video: Live performance of Engelberg: Trio for Brass and Organ, by Libby Larsen


Recent Performances

National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Conference, Cedar Falls, IA, 2019

50th International Horn Symposium, Muncie, IN

2018 International Trombone Festival, Iowa City, IA

2017 International Women's Brass Conference, Rowan University, NJ

2017 Mid-South Horn Workshop, Southeast Missouri State University, MO

Faculty Artist Concert Series, The University of Louisiana at Monroe

Guest Artist Series, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR

Guest Artist Series, Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City, LA

Big 12 Area Universities Trombone Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

International Women’s Brass Conference, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

National Association of Composers-USA Mid-South Chapter

College Music Society/National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference, San Diego, CA, 2012

Guest Artist Recitals, Mahidol University College of Music, Silpakorn University, Royal Thai Navy Music School, Bangkok, Thailand