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Composer, Tuba player, Educator, Conductor
Kenneth Amis

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The Brass Players’ Cookbook   The Music Directors’ Cookbook   Bringing in a Brass Chamber Ensemble   Diversity in Phrasing   Gate Checking Your Large Musical Instrument (or Case)   Musical Chairs   First Steps to Writing for Horn, Trombone and Tuba  


Kenneth Amis performs Marcello’s Sonata in A on his student recital in 1990 while pursing a Bachelors degree in composition at Boston University.

Empire Brass comes up with crazy ideas during recording sessions. During the sessions for the An Empire Brass Christmas: The World Sings CD someone came up the idea to recite the text to the first verse of We Three Kings in a drone-like fashion in preparation for a complete evisceration of the Christmas spirit from this beloved carol. Ken Amis was volunteered to provide the vocals; however, this arrangement never made it on the CD.

Kenneth Amis conducts the MIT Wind Ensemble through the Saint Saens’ Orient et Occident. This performance took place on December 9, 2011.



The Lynn University Wind Ensemble performs Contrapunctus 8. Bell-Tone’s Ring by Kenneth Amis performed by the Empire Brass and US Air Force Band Empire Brass performs Orientale.


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