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Brass Faculty


Zack CorpusZack Corpus
Professor of Practice for Tuba + Euphonium




MaleJeremiah Frederick
Visiting Assistant Professor of Horn




femaleElisabeth Shafer
Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone




SpencerDavid Spencer 
Associate Professor of Trumpet
Area Coordinator of Brass & Percussion
Faculty Fellow for Strategic Initiatives 



Recent Research & Creative Activity


2021

  • David Spencer was nominated for the Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award. This award is the highest distinction given to a faculty member by the University of Memphis.
  • David Spencer was nominated for the 2021 University of Memphis Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • David Spencer was a featured artist at the 2021 Prizm International Chamber Music Festival in Memphis, TN. 

2020

  • David Spencer performed as a soloist with the River City Brass, Florida tour.
  • David Spencer celebrated twenty-five years as lead trumpet at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN.
  • David Spencer was named and performed as lead trumpet on the National Tour of Disney’s Aladdin.

2019

  • David Spencer was a featured artist at the 2019 Jazz Education Network Conference in Reno, NV.
  • David Spencer performed as a soloist on the International Concert Tour of Asia with the River City Brass.
  • David Spencer was a featured artist at the Network Performing Arts Production Workshop in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • David Spencer performed as a guest soloist with the Grammy Nominated Rutgers University Wind Ensemble.
  • David Spencer performed the world’s first co-presence jazz performance at the World Supercomputing Conference using MVTP technology.