Alumnus to Perform in Lyceum Event

The next event in the 2010-2011 Kohlenberg Lyceum series will welcome Truman alumnus Kevin Harrison and his music group Axiom Brass.

The group will be spreading holiday cheer at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in Baldwin Auditorium.

The old and new will come together in this performance, including yuletide hits like Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and “Frosty the Snowman.”

Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear and precise sound,” the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music. They are the winners of the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition held at the University of Louisville, Ky., and they were recently appointed as the Brass Quintet-in-Residence at the Music Institute of Chicago.

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Axiom Brass

Members of Axiom Brass have performed all over North and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.

Harrison, a Kansas City native, received a Bachelor of Music degree from Truman, where he studied tuba with Steven Seward. He was the recipient of academic and music scholarships, and performed Vaughan Williams’s “Concerto for Tuba” with the University Orchestra as winner of the 2004 Gold Medal Competition. He graduated with distinction from DePaul University in 2006, and joined Axiom Brass in 2008.

A freelance musician, Harrison has established himself in Chicago and throughout the Midwest as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, educator, clinician and music coach. He is currently Principal Tuba of the Northwest Indiana Symphony.

Harrison has gone on to perform and record with several quintets, including the Lincoln Park Brass, Chicago Classic Brass and Northwest Indiana Symphony Brass Quintet. Most recently, he was appointed to the brass faculty at the Wheaton College Conservatory in Wheaton, Ill.

Free tickets for students, faculty and staff are available now. Students can pick up their free ticket by presenting a Truman ID at the Student Activities Board Box Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff can receive their free tickets by showing a Truman ID at the Information Center in the Student Union Building.

General admission tickets for the event cost $7 for all ages and are available at the Truman Cashier’s Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells. For additional information, visit or contact 785.4016.


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