Brass Instrumental Performance

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Stamps Brass Quintet class of 2020 playing trumpets

The Brass Department at Frost is a standard bearer for tradition and innovation. Students in all degree programs are educated and challenged in not only the traditional conservatory system but also in innovative ways that mirror the real world of music in the 21st Century. Each instrument is taught by outstanding, world renowned faculty artists. The average studio size for each instrument are as follows – Trumpet 15, Horn 16, Trombone 16, Tuba and Euphonium 15. All students are expected to perform in large and small ensembles, and are encouraged to branch out into different aspects of musical style to form a more complete preparation for a career. Each studio has its own studio class that meets once a week. There is also a forum that meets once a week to not only perform but discuss many aspects of performance. To focus even more on that subject there is a Peak Performance class that deals with all aspects of performance from preparation steps to focus and dealing with nerves and/or anxiety. There is also a new low brass orchestral repertoire class offered by Professors Conner and Tindall. Many of the recent Frost Brass graduates have gone on to professional jobs in orchestras both here and abroad, military bands,  successful freelance artists, and creators of their own musical pathways due to their education at the Frost School.