Kent State’s Brass Area emphasizes the fundamentals of healthy playing with many opportunities to perform.
The artist-teachers of the brass area provide student-centered private instruction with a specialist on each instrument. Becoming a well-rounded player equipped to teach and perform in a variety of settings is a hallmark of the brass area.
|Michael Chunn, trumpet|
|Kenneth Heinlein, tuba|
|Kent Larmee, horn|
|David Mitchell, trombone/euphonium|
Private Lessons and Studio Classes
Private lessons are tailored to the individual needs and goals of each student covering a wide range of concert repertoire, technical studies and excerpts.
Weekly studio classes offer opportunities for the entire studio to meet.
- All studios meet separately at the same time every week, coming together for an all-studio meeting occasionally for guest lectures, clinics and masterclasses or to perform chamber music.
- Students perform for each other, sometimes as soloist and other times in small ensembles.
- Professors and guests also offer presentations on special topics relevant to brass performance, pedagogy and history.
In addition to studio classes, additional opportunities to perform include:
- Large and Small Ensembles (Click here for more information)
- Juries (a culminating performance given every semester where faculty give constructive feedback and recommendations)
- Recitals (music majors and approved nonmajors)
Degrees and Programs Offered
|B.A. Music Major||B.M. in Composition|
|B.M. Music Education||B.M. in Performance|
|M.M. in Performance|
|Music Minor||Jazz Studies Minor|
|World Music Minor||Arts Entrepreneurship Minor|
Questions or want more information?
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