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By: Van Arnold

Brian HechtThe University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Music presents its Guest Artist Series featuring bass trombonist Brian Hecht on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Hecht will also give a masterclass on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Intermezzo @ Woods Gallery. Both events are free and are open to the public.

Bass Trombonist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Hecht is one of the leading bass trombonists in the world today. Hecht has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and many more. Previously, Hecht held the bass trombone position with the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C.

“Brian Hecht is one of those guys that makes you remember why you love music,” stated S.E. Shires Company in an artist feature. “Not only is he an incredible bass trombonist and passionate musician, he is a dynamic and supportive educator/clinician who loves to share his enthusiasm for music with others.”

Hecht has been the recipient of numerous awards including first prize at the 2009 Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition, 2009 Edwards Big 12 Bass Trombone Solo Competition, and ETW’s 2009 Trombone Quartet Competition.

For more information, contact Ben McIlwain at 601.266.6103.

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