Brass

Brass students at Colorado State University have the opportunity to play in the region's top ensembles including two orchestras, three concert bands, two jazz bands, three chamber jazz ensembles, and a world class marching band. There are also many chamber opportunities including large brass ensemble, trumpet ensemble, horn ensemble, quintets, quartets, and trios. These ensembles have been featured at such venues as the Rocky Mountain Trumpet Fest, holiday events in Fort Collins, the Pepsi Center with the Denver Nuggets, CSU national concerts, and many more.

In the brass area, as opposed to working with a graduate student for instruction, students will study extensively with a professor of their instrument. Instrumental studios work in a competitive, yet friendly environment, allowing for great musical growth in the ensembles. In addition to personal instruction from the professor, combined studio classes offer pupils opportunity to work with other professors, allowing for an experience of breadth as well as depth. Prolific brass guest artists visit CSU every semester, giving students exposure to professionals in the field as an avenue for a diverse and comprehensive education. Many opportunities are available to students in this exclusive environment, fostering development towards becoming a well-rounded person, world-class performer, and successful teacher.

 

Study With

John McGuire

Associate Professor of Music; Horn, Chamber Music; Brass Area Coordinator

John.McGuire@colostate.edu

(970) 491-8515

Stanley Curtis

Assistant Professor of Music; Trumpet

Stanley.Curtis@colostate.edu

(703) 509-0873

Drew Leslie

Assistant Professor of Music; Trombone; Undergraduate Coordinator

Drew.Leslie@colostate.edu

970-491-6224

Brass Events

CSU Music On-Demand Fall Showcase

September 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Throughout the semester, select CSU Music concerts that were presented in-person and via Livestream will be made available on-demand. Please purchase an on-demand subscription through our ticket site. The following videos are currently available for on-demand viewing. This list will be updated throughout the semester. Brass Area Recital #1 Virtuoso Series Concert — Jooyeon Chang, [...]

Guest Artist: Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet

February 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM
The Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet, guest artist chamber ensemble, will be performing a variety of works for trombone quartet, including standard repertoire, arrangements done by the group’s members and new works commissioned specifically for the quartet. The group was formed in 2012 and since then has performed across the country at numerous colleges, universities and [...]

Brass News

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2021 All-State Instructional Videos Now Posted

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For a seventh year, the music faculty at Colorado State University brings you All-State Instructional Videos to help prepare your High School student instrumentalists for their upcoming auditions. Dedicated to its land-grant heritage, the music faculty at CSU are committed to promoting music and pedagogy of the highest quality, serving music education through actions that […]

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CSU Music Education faculty and students selected to present at national conference

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Dr. Bonnie Jacobi, associate professor of Music Education, is co-presenting a session at the National Conference of the American Eurhythmics Society on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The session will be co-presented with three senior-year B.M. Music Education students: John Andretsos, Cass Brandriff, and Jake Elam. The title of the session is: “Show Me the Music!” […]

Brass Blog

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A Run-Out to Brazil

Well, this trip unexpectedly turned into quite the adventure! Clarinet Professor Wesley Ferreira and I left Colorado on Sunday, June 25, to head to Natal, Brazil for the 2017 International Horn Symposium, held at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). This is the largest single French horn event in the entire world […]