Eugene Art Talk: A night in the pit with Orchestra Next and Eugene Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

Eugene Art Talk: A night in the pit with Orchestra Next and Eugene Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

A night in the pit with Orchestra Next and Eugene Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

Interview for Jens Lindemann's Trumpet Tip Tuesday

Interview for Jens Lindemann’s Trumpet Tip Tuesday

QUESTION 1 [THREE ON THE SAME TOPIC] Brian, what would you say are the most valuable assets to have during a performance? And even if you’re in a negative mental space, how do you push yourself out of that and…

How To Conduct: The Complete PBM Series

How To Conduct: The Complete PBM Series

How to Conduct: Scheherazade

How to Conduct: Scheherazade

Pink Baby Monster does Rimsky-Korsakov.

Eugene Weekly: Living for Art

Eugene Weekly: Living for Art

“Brian McWhorter is by any measure one of Eugene’s most creative artists.”

Elliot Goldenthal: String Quartet No.1 & Early Chamber Works

Elliot Goldenthal: String Quartet No.1 & Early Chamber Works

This album features a re-release of Extension Ensemble’s recording of Goldenthal’s Brass Quintet (original release here) which I was a part of back in the day. I stumbled upon the quintet shortly after being blown away by his score for…

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Music for 10,000 Meters – for brass and percussion ensemble

music for 10,000 meters [2014] for brass and percussion ensemble and any number of people running in a 10k commissioned by Track Town USA premiere: 2014 IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships, Hayward Field ~30min

Lydia Van Dreel - New Millennium Music for Horn

Lydia Van Dreel – New Millennium Music for Horn

Lydia asked me to produce this record and then asked if I’d contribute a piece. The process behind the recording of my Build was pretty funny. And I really like the recording as a whole. Lydia’s a phenom. From the…

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NYTimes: Baton in This Race Is the Conductor’s

“McWhorter, who studied trumpet and composition at the Juilliard School before coming to the music department at the University of Oregon, has become something of a minicelebrity for the mayhem of the creative process. He has constructed bathtubs adorned with…

Oregonian: It's a concert at the track, as runners, band ensemble make music in 10K final

Oregonian: It’s a concert at the track, as runners, band ensemble make music in 10K final

“In what is believed to be a first, McWhorter and the 20-person University of Oregon Brass and Percussion Ensemble played live music during the 29-minute race, a piece specifically written to mesh with the running of the 10K. McWhorter, an…