Legacy Brass Named for Fall 2021

Posted on 9/8/21 6:58 AM

The IUP Department of Music is proud to announce the new members of Legacy Brass Quintet for fall 2021: Austin Widmann (trumpet), Justin Bianconi (trumpet), Anna Zurawski (horn), David Earnest (trombone), and Kayla Holsopple (tuba).

Fall 2021 Legacy BrassThe Legacy Brass Quintet is the honors student brass quintet for the IUP Department of Music. Membership in the ensemble is by performance audition, and is open to any IUP music major in the brass area.

The funding for this ensemble was made possible through a gift from Jim and Jamie Self. Jim Self is an IUP alumnus (BS’65) who has been a first-call tuba player in Los Angeles for over 40 years. He is known for playing the “Voice of the Mother Ship” in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and has performed for hundreds of movie and television soundtracks in his career, as well as performing as principal tuba in many of the top professional orchestras in and around Los Angeles.

The Legacy Brass Quintet performs advanced quintet repertoire and receives specialized coaching from the IUP brass faculty.