Mount Mercy hosting Cedar Brass Festival June 17 - 29

Mount Mercy University is hosting the Cedar Brass Festival June 17 – 29. The event unites dedicated musicians advancing their skills with excellent literature, musical coaching, and opportunities to learn from one another.

The first week of the event will focus on large brass ensemble repertoire with the second week involving chamber music. Musicians will participate in rehearsals as well as sectional coaching. Performances open to the public will conclude each week.

Concerts will be held Sunday, June 23, at New Bo Farmer’s Market in the outdoor gazebo at 12:00 p.m. Performances will also be offered Saturday, June 29, at Mount Mercy University, Chapel of Mercy, at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 30, at Bever Park at 6:00 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.

“We are pleased to welcome Cedar Brass Festival to Mount Mercy University and offer them residency for these events,” said Coordinator for Campus Music Gerald Kreitzer, Ph.D. “This is a wonderful chance for Cedar Rapids to experience the musical talents of students across Eastern Iowa and there are several chances to see them perform.”

For more information on Cedar Brass Festival, contact Kreitzer at


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