The 1995 Amherst MA HBS Symposium was the largest and most significant gathering of brass scholars and musicians ever assembled. This volume contains essays on the latest research undertaken by the most important scholars in the brass field. It includes studies by Reine Dahlquist, Robert Dawson, Peter Downey, Ross Duffin, Trevor Herbert, Herbert Heyde, Art Brownlow, Stewart Carter, Alexander McGrattan, Arnold Myers, Thomas Hiebert, Clifford Bevan, Robert Barclay, Vladimir Kochalev, and Herb Myers. Also included is an extensive summary of the NEH round-table discussion panels.
Stewart Carter: Stewart Carter has published articles in Early Music, Performance Practice Review, Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, Historic Brass Society Journal, Baroccao Padano, and The New Grove Dictionary of
Music and Musicians, 2nd edition. He is Editor of The Historic Brass Society Journal and former editor of Historical Performance. Other editorial projects include A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth‐Century Music (Schirmer Books,
1997) and Brass Scholarship in Review: Proceedings of the International Historic Brass Society Symposium, Amherst, 1995 (Pendragon, 1997).
Carter is former president of the American Musical Instrument Society. Currently he is Chair of the Department of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston‐Salem, NC, where he teaches music history and theory and directs the Collegium Musicum.