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Celebrating 60 Years of Musical Excellence

June 26 – July 31, 2021

Demondrae Thurman

Known worldwide for his signature sound and overt musicality, DEMONDRAE THURMAN has brought his remarkable skills to light as a soloist, educator, chamber musician, and conductor. As a frequently invited guest at many of the world’s most-noted festivals and conferences for low brass, his voice-like timbre reaches everyone in his audience. In addition to performing with many of the finest orchestras in the United States, chamber music is an integral component of Thurman’s career. He has performed on euphonium and trombone with the Philadelphia Big Brass, Proteus 7, Dallas Brass, and the Youngblood Brass Band, but his most celebrated collaboration is as first euphonium with the Sotto Voce Quartet. Thurman has released three solo recordings, all of which have received stellar reviews. His latest album, Snapshots, received the Silver Medal for Best Album by Global Music Awards. Currently, Thurman is Professor of Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The position was created for him to utilize his specific skills and expertise in euphonium and brass chamber music. He also serves on the faculty of Samford University and has given masterclasses and clinics at many of the world’s leading colleges and universities for low brass.