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

Assistant 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

Drew.Leslie@colostate.edu

970-491-6224

Brass Events

Brass News

Strike Up the Bands! American Bandmasters Association Free Concerts

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The American Bandmasters Association is holding its 2019 national convention on March 6-10 at the Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel & Conference Center. This is the first time the annual convention has been held in Colorado since the inception of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) in 1930. Rebecca Phillips, director of bands at Colorado State University […]

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Animaniacs delighted by the University Symphony Orchestra

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The Animaniacs was originally performed by a Hollywood studio orchestra of 40 musicians; this spring, Rogel’s Emmy-winning songs were presented by Wes Kenny conducting the CSU University Orchestra as part of Animaniacs in Concert. The concert was co-presented by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at CSU and the Lincoln Center as part of […]

Brass Blog

CSU Faculty Chamber Winds 2014 Tour Personnel and Repertoire

Repertoire Old American Songs by Aaron Copland, trans. Christopher Van Hof Petite Suite, mvts. I, IV by Claude Debussy, trans. Brakkee Notturno, Op. 24 by Felix Mendelssohn Overture and Arias from Figaro by W.A. Mozart, trans. by Johann Went, ed. Richard Frey Introduction to Zelmira by Gioachino Rossini, arr. Wenzel Sedlák, ed. Richard Frey Barber of Seville […]