The IUP College of Fine Arts and Department of Music will host a ceremony to announce the naming of the Jim and Jamie Self Brass and Jazz Room in Cogswell Hall. The unveiling of the dedication plaque will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2012, outside of Cogswell Hall, room 116.
In Summer 2011, Jim and Jamie Self donated $100,000 with the desire that the donated funds would be used to form a scholarship brass quintet for undergraduate students in the Department of Music.
Performing for the event will be the Legacy Brass Quintet. Rigorous auditions were held for this ensemble in September 2012, with the ensemble presenting its first recital in November.
Jim Self is a 1965 graduate of IUP and is one of the premier tubists in the world. He has been one of the most in-demand Los Angeles studio musicians for nearly 40 years. He holds positions with the Hollywood Bowl, Pacific Symphony, Pasadena, and L.A. Opera Orchestras.
Jim Self has been a constant supporter of the IUP Department of Music. In addition to his gift towards the naming of the Brass and Jazz Room, he has also supported the department through the awarding of an annual Jim and Jamie Self Tuba Scholarship.
He has also given funds to form the Jim Self Chamber Brass Collection, housed in the Orendorff Music Library, and he received the Distinguished Alumni Award by IUP in 2003.