Celebrating the life and work of Maurice Porter (1909–1986): The challenge of the perfect embouchure
Temporary Exhibition: Opens Thursday 30th April 2020 to Wednesday 30th September 2020, BDA Museum
This exhibition will include Maurice Porter’s published research and the dental treatments he pioneered in the latter half of the 20th century to improve the lip-seal (embouchure) for wind and brass instrument players.
Working with both professional and amateur wind instrument musicians, many with poor oral health, he managed to restore a proper lip seal allowing them to perform with confidence.
Each type of wind instrument requires its own unique form of mouth seal.
Through his research, Maurice Porter understood the importance of a musician’s lip musculature and with his dental skills was able to restore many players to a life of musical excellence.
For more information, contact the BDA Museum.