Trevor Herbert lecture in London

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One of the best known brass scholars is giving a lecture as part of a prestigious series at the Royal College of Music later this month. Trevor Herbert is best known for jointly editing the Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments (with John Wallace) and last year earned much more praise for his ground-breaking book The Trombone. In this lecture, Herbert will talk about research and scholarship for performers. 27 February 2007, 6.30pm Royal College of Music Recital Hall, London Crees Lecture 2007 Professor Trevor Herbert, The Open University Researching and Writing About Music: Scholarship for Performers

A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Trevor Herbert has played trombone with many of the UK???s leading orchestras. He???s also a hugely respected author and academic who joined the staff of the Open University thirty years ago. His books include The Trombone and Music in Words, an indispensable bible for musicians faced with the challenge of communicating in words what music is all about.

The Crees Lecture is an annual tradition at the RCM dating back many decades in which a renowned musician is invited to speak about a major aspect of today???s profession. There will be a drinks reception following the lecture. Tickets are free, but should be reserved in advance. Call the Box Office weekdays 10am-4pm on 020 7591 4314 from 15 January.

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