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

(970) 491-8515

John.McGuire@colostate.edu

Stanley Curtis

  • Assistant Professor of Music
  • Trumpet

(703) 509-0873

Stanley.Curtis@colostate.edu

Drew Leslie

  • Assistant Professor of Music
  • Trombone
  • Undergraduate Coordinator

Drew.Leslie@colostate.edu

Stephen Dombrowski

  • Instructor of Music
  • Tuba

(303) 922-6108

Stephen.Dombrowski@colostate.edu

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Brass News

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CSU Alum Robert Pippin awarded endowed professorship at Northwest Missouri State University

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Colorado State University Alum, Robert Pippin, has been awarded an appointment as the Northwest Missouri State University Dennis C. Dau Professor of Instrumental Music for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. Dr. Pippin is a two-time graduate of Colorado State University, earning a B.M. in Music in 2000 and an M.M. in Music in 2003. […]

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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 […]

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 […]