March 18, 2017
Lead by an experienced clinician, this event is designed for all instrumentalists. This one day training offers master classes, reading sessions, massed playing and more.
Green Acres Baptist Church
1607 Troup Hwy
Mr. Kenn Hughes, Director of Instrumental Studies in the Center for Performing Arts at the University of Mobile, is an accomplished musician and musical director. As Musical Director for eight years with the horn-driven group, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, the band finished third in a national “battle of the bands” reality show on the Fox television network. The band also received a Dove Award for their album, “Groovy.” His work as a trombonist was also featured on an album with Bart Millard that received a Grammy nomination.
At the University of Mobile, Mr. Hughes has brought dynamic choreography and drama to RamCorps, a touring, high-powered, precision brass and percussion performance team that travels the world representing the university. The University of Mobile Jazz Band has garnered much acclaim in recent years for their dynamic concerts featuring classic big band standards as well as innovative, contemporary arrangements.
Kenn Hughes holds a master’s degree in music education from The Wichita State University and a bachelor’s degree in music education from The University of Oklahoma.
As a trombonist, his artistry has taken him to Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Panama, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovak Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales, and the United States including Hawaii and Alaska.
He has toured with Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Avalon, Jaci Velasquez, Carman, TRUTH, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra, Salvador and Michael English. Additional performances with artists include Ralph Carmichael, Bernard Harris, Mandisa, Phil Keagy, Mike Tait, Tommy Sims, Israel Houghton, Amy Grant, Johnny Lang, Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Debby Boone, Dino and Russ Lee. He was also the principal trombonist with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in Florida.
He also has numerous recordings to his credit. Along with Denver & the Mile Orchestra’s nine CDs including the Dove Award-winning “Groovy,” Hughes has recorded with Bart Millard of Mercy Me on the Grammy-nominated album “Hymned Again,” with Ron Kenoly on the Integrity recording “Sing Out,” Camp Kirkland on “Gloryland Band 5” and Toby Mac’s “City on Its Knees.”
A freelance arranger and orchestrator, Hughes has published works with Word Music, LifeWay and Gaylord Entertainment. He is a sought-after clinician, artist, adjudicator and guest conductor. Kenn is actively involved in world missions as Ministry Director for Global Missions Project.
RamCorps is an auditioned, elite 25-member instrumental ensemble employing trumpets, mellophones, trombones, baritone horn, contras, and a drum-line on to stages in schools and churches alike across the southeast. RamCorps combines high-impact brass and percussion performance of a variety of styles with choreographed movement.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Registration includes a contintental breakfast and lunch. A cancellation fee of $15 will be charged for all cancellations after March 2. No refunds will be given for cancellations after March 12, 2015.
Early Registration – $40 per person through March 1, 2017
Registration – $50 per person beginning March 2, 2017