The Brass area offers applied instruction in trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba. Weekly master classes featuring faculty and guest artists offer students opportunities for solo and chamber music coaching. The brass faculty are members of the Memphis Brass Quintet, the brass ensemble in residence at the University of Memphis.
There are numerous ensemble opportunities available for brass students. The University Symphony Orchestra performs concerts in the fall and spring semesters. Orchestra members play in the pit for University of Memphis Opera productions. The University Band program consists of the Athletic bands including "The Mighty Sound of the South" and two pep bands; and three concert ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, the Symphonic Band, and the University Band. Smaller ensembles for brass players include the Contemporary Music Ensemble and Collegium Musicum. Jazz musicians may play in Southern Comfort, Jazz Ensemble II, and numerous combos.. In addition, there are various student ensembles performing actively on and off campus. UofM music students play in Memphis area musical organizations such as the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the River City Band, and the Germantown Symphony.
For more information on the Brass area, contact Daniel Phillips, Area Coordinator.