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Brass

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Degrees Offered

Your Training

Every aspect of your brass training at The Boston Conservatory focuses on you and your professional readiness, with the added benefit of low teacher-to-student ratio. Specific performance issues of brass instruments are addressed in weekly seminar classes, where students are given the opportunity to perform. Your non-traditional brass training includes classes in Alexander Technique, jazz improvisation and career skills.

Courses

  • Performance
  • Harmony and Counterpoint
  • Ear Training
  • Theory & Musicology Electives
  • Music History
  • Conducting
  • Piano Class
  • Applied Lessons and Recitals
  • Major Ensemble: Instrumental
  • Chamber Music
  • Brass Pedagogy
  • Orchestral Repertoire
  • Brass Performance Seminar
  • Music Electives
  • Liberal Arts Courses
  • Concert and Recital Attendance
 

Your Teachers

You will work and study with professional artists. The brass faculty includes members of the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Boston Ballet and Boston Lyric Opera orchestras, as well as today’s most active solo and chamber musicians. Recent guest artists have included trumpeter, George Vosburgh (Pittsburgh Symphony), trombonist Joe Alessi (New York Philharmonic) and tubist Gene Pokomy (Chicago Symphony).

Lawrence Isaacson, Chair

 

Your Performance Opportunities

The variety of performance opportunities here gives you professional experience. During your stay at The Boston Conservatory, you perform with The Boston Conservatory Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, chamber group and the Orchestra Repertoire class. In addition to your solo recitals, you will have the opportunity to play in the pit orchestra for opera, dance and theater productions.

Your Future

Our students have performed with some of the finest ensembles in the country, have attended many of the major music festivals and have been awarded prizes at several prestigious competitions. Please find a sampling below:

Ensembles

  • Albany Symphony
  • Alea III
  • Atlantic Brass Quintet
  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston Philharmonic
  • Boston Pops
  • Boston Symphony
  • Broadway in Boston
  • Celebrity series (Boston, Tuscaloosa)
  • Concert Pops of Long Island
  • Merrick Symphony
  • Discovery Ensemble
  • Emmanuel music
  • Epic Brass Quintet
  • Greensboro Symphony (NC)
  • Iris Orchestra
  • National Lyric Opera
  • National Philharmonic (DC)
  • New York pops (quintet soloist)
  • Opera Boston
  • Portland (ME) Symphony
  • Rhode Island Philharmonic
  • Synergy Brass Quintet
  • Triton Brass Quintet
  • Vermont Symphony

Music Festivals

  • Aspen Music Festival and School
  • Bar Harbor Institute
  • Eastern Music Festival
  • Hot springs Music Festival
  • National Youth Orchestra of Canada
  • Tanglewood Music Center

Awards

  • Concert Artist's Guild
  • Fischoff Chamber Music Competition – Silver and Bronze Medals
  • International Chamber Music Competition, Lyon, France – Silver Medal
  • New York Brass Conference Brass Quintet Competition – First Prize, Third Prize
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