GMEA All-State Band Brass Clinic
Saturday, December 2, 2017

The KSU Brass Area GMEA clinic is a free clinic open to all high school brass instrumentalists. During the session, students will receive instruction on fundamental playing essentials, strategies for learning audition études, and tips to ensure a successful audition. If you want to have a great audition, then you won’t want to miss this clinic! All sessions are run by our outstanding KSU brass faculty. There is NO CHARGE for the clinic and includes lunch.


Update 11/30/17, 1pm: This event has reached full capacity for participants and is no longer accepting new registrations.

  • 10:00 am  – Introduction and icebreakers 
    10:30 am  – Fundamentals and études
    11:30 am  – Lunch provided
    12:30 pm  – KSU faculty performance
    1:00 pm  – Detailed étude breakdown
    1:30 pm  – Student performances
    2:00 pm  – Dismissal

  • Participating students are required to complete and return the following forms as required by university policy:

    Forms will also be sent to participants via email after registration is complete. Completed and signed forms must be submitted upon arrival on the day of the event.

  • Doug Lindsey

    Dr. Doug Lindsey
    Coordinator of Brass and Assistant Professor of Trumpet

    Dr. Douglas Lindsey joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University in the fall of 2012, and is very active in the Southeast. Recently as a soloist, he has been a featured artist with the Memphis Symphony, the Kennesaw State Orchestra, the Kennesaw State Wind Ensemble, the Georgia Brass Band, at the International Trumpet Guild conference, at the Atlanta Trumpet Festival, and at the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast.  An advocate of new music, over the course of the two years he has premiered 4 new works for trumpet.  Alongside pianist, Judy Cole, he has performed solo recitals all over the Southeast as a founding member of Duo Trompiano.  In addition to solo work, Dr. Lindsey enjoys an active chamber music career as first trumpet with the Premiere Brass, as founding member of the Atlanta Trumpet League, and as a member of the Isthmus Brass.  As an orchestral musician, he regularly performs as the principal trumpet of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, as section trumpet with the Atlanta Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, the Macon Symphony, and spent two summers at the Aspen Music Festival. As an educator, he maintains a vibrant studio of young trumpeters at KSU and at various high schools in the area, and recently started a popular regional high school ensemble, the North-Atlanta Trumpet Ensemble. Most recently, the KSU trumpet ensemble garnered praise at the 2015 International Trumpet Guild conference where they performed Erik Morale’s Infinite Ascent, and continue to find success at the National Trumpet Competition with their consecutive semi-finalist placements.  Other studio accomplishments include multiple winners from theInternational Trumpet Guild scholarship contest, job placements, successful graduate school placements, and multiple winners of KSU’s concerto competition.

    Dr. Lindsey’s former duties as music history lecturer at KSU as well as his many experiences on the cornetto and the baroque trumpet reflect his keen interest in the fields of early music and musicology.  As an avid composer and arranger, he enjoys creating work for trumpet ensemble, brass quintet, and brass ensembles.  His published dissertation, “Beyond the Galant,” is an arrangement of four Haydn symphonies for trumpet with historical information about Haydn, performance practice, and the history behind many of the works.  This work is distributed by Hickey’s music and available  His many other arrangements and compositions are available on his website

    Previous to his time at KSU, Dr. Lindsey played concerts all over Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois with the acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet. Prior to his tenure with WBQ, Dr. Lindsey performed with the Yale Faculty Brass trio in a series of concerts ending inCarnegie Hall in New York City. In addition to the faculty brass, Dr. Lindsey also pursued a busy schedule with the Atticus Brass Quintet –winner of the 2009 Aspen Music Festival Quintet Fellowship. With Atticus, Dr. Lindsey had the opportunity to play outreach concerts all over Connecticut, perform alongside the American Brass Quintet, and play an exclusive concert on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

    Previous to earning his DMA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Lindsey studied with Allan Dean at Yale, earning his Master of Music with the distinction of winning the John Swallow excellence in brass prize. Prior to Yale he studied with Ray Mase, Louis Ranger, Kevin Cobb, Scott Moore and Richard Rulli.  Dr. Lindsey received his music performance and music education degrees magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.

    Dr. Lindsey is a Schilke performing artist and performs on Facet Mutes.

    Jason Eklund

    Mr. Jason Eklund
    Artist-in-Residence in Horn

    A native of Tucson, Arizona, Jason began his professional performing career at age 18 as substitute horn for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

    In 1998, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance. While at the University of New Mexico he served as Principal Horn of the Santa Fe Symphony and substitute for the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. In 2000, he earned a Master of Music in Performance from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

    While in Texas, Jason was second horn for the Plano Symphony Orchestra and third horn for the Irving and Waco Symphony Orchestras. He was also a member of Texas Winds Musical Outreach, and served as substitute and extra horn for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Jason taught horn students in 5th - 12th grades in the Richardson and DeSoto school districts.

    Jason was featured has been a featured soloist with the Tucson Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the University of New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and the Catalina Chamber Orchestra. He has attended many summer music festivals including Aspen, Interlochen Arts Camp, Keystone Brass Institute, Kent/Blossom, and Sarasota. His teachers have included Jacqueline Sellers, Stanislav Suchanek, Patrick Hughes, and Gregory Hustis.

    Currently, Jason is an Artist-in-Residence at Kennesaw State University and an Instructor of Music Theory at Emory University. He is principal horn of the Macon Symphony Orchestra, third horn of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, fourth horn of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and a substitute with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

    Jason Casanova

    Mr. Jason Casanova
    Artist-in-Residence in Euphonium/Tuba

    Jason Casanova is quickly making a name for himself in the United States as both a soloist and a educator. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Jason completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in euphonium performance at St. Mary’s University. Upon completing bachelors he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he received his Masters of Music in Euphonium Performance from Georgia State University. Jason’s most influential instructors include Adam Frey, Lee Hipp, Demondrae Thurman, Peter Kline, and Abel Cortinas.

    As a performer, in the summer of 2011, Jason was guest soloist with the Emory University Summer Wind Ensemble. In 2011, Jason won 1st place in the International Euphonium Institute Soloist competition as well as the 1st place duet competition. Earlier in 2011 he placed 2nd in the Southeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Soloist Competition in Chattanooga, TN. In 2010 he was a winner in the Georgia State University Honors Recital competition. Jason was one of three finalists in the 25th Annual Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival Competition.

    Jason is called upon to play in various ensembles throughout the metro Atlanta and surrounding areas including the Mercer University Wind Ensemble and Emory Wind Ensemble. He currently plays euphonium with the Georgia Brass Band, the K.S.U. Alumni & Friends Brass Band, as well as Atlanta’s up and coming tuba/euphonium chamber ensemble, J.A.W.S.

    As a teacher, Jason has recently been appointed as the new low brass instructor at the Atlanta International School. He also teaches low brass at other public schools in the Atlanta metro area as well as maintaining his own private teaching studio at home.

    Paul Dickenson

    Dr. Paul Dickinson
    Artist-in-Residence in Tuba/Euphonium

    A native of Darlington, South Carolina, Paul Dickinson works across the Southeast as both a performer and teacher. He recently joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University teaching tuba and euphonium.  His pleasing blend of technique and musicianship has earned him praises from some of the most respected brass musicians in the U.S.A. and numerous placements in major regional, national, and international competitions. He has also been a semi-finalist for prestigious military band auditions. Paul currently serves as principal euphonium for the Gwinnett Symphony Wind Orchestra, principal baritone for the Georgia Brass Band, and principal euphonium for the Poinsett Wind Symphony based in Greenville, SC. He is a founding member of DIVERGENCE, a professional tuba quartet based in Atlanta, GA.

    In addition to his pursuit of performance excellence, Paul has a passion for music education. He regularly works with middle school, high school, and collegiate students across the Southeast. For over a decade, he has been presenting master classes on a variety of issues facing developing brass musicians of all ages. In addition to his work with brass-specific pedagogy, Paul regularly works as a consultant and clinician for both concert and marching ensembles. In the past few years, his students have received high ratings at Solo and Ensemble festivals, won contracts with championship DCI corps, gained acceptance to highly competitive college studios, and have rapidly advanced to take top seats in university-level ensembles at strong music schools in the region. Several of his students now lead successful band programs in the Southeast.

    Early in May 2014, Paul began the development of a recording project called Foundations. The purpose of Foundations is to provide an easily accessible catalogue of early-to-intermediate solos and etudes for the euphonium, tuba, and trombone as a resource for music teachers, high school students, and young college musicians. The first album is now available for free perusal on Paul's website,, and future albums are in development for 2016-2017.

    Paul holds degrees in music education and performance from Furman University (BME, ’11), Georgia State University (MM, ’13), and Florida State University (DM, ’16). He was primarily taught by Mark Britt (trombone), Fred Boyd (trombone), Mike Taylor (tuba), Eric Bubacz (tuba), Adam Frey (euphonium), and Paul Ebbers (tuba/euphonium).

  • For more information, contact:
    Dr. Doug Lindsey