Brass

Ensemble

Course Details:
This course is open to all brass players.
Auditions for specific repertoire will take place as determined.

Schedule:
The Brass Ensemble meets once a week: Monday nights from 7-10 PM.
One concert on UCLA campus per quarter, additional concerts off campus

Grades are based on attendance, preparation, and performance.

The Brass Ensemble is a large chamber music ensemble that meets weekly for rehearsals. It is open to all brass players and focuses on brass performance techniques and experience through the exploration of repertoire composed and/or arranged specifically for large brass. Excerpts from orchestral repertoire as well as chamber music ranging from traditional brass quintet to instrument choirs are also studied. Students are expected to attend weekly rehearsal. With a focus on performance experience, there is one concert every quarter with an annual total of three performances at UCLA. There are also additional outside concerts to give students the opportunity to perform off campus. The brass ensemble provides opportunities for conductors who are graduate Teaching Assistants in the conducting program. The ensemble and conductors are mentored, coached and managed by Professor Lindemann. All repertoire choices and rehearsals are overseen by Professor Jens Lindemann.

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