In the Brass Program, students are taught to perform Baroque music on period instruments as well as contemporary or improvisational music on modern instruments. Each genre is explored in a structured program that emphasizes chamber music to develop good ensemble and aural skills. Solo repertoire is studied in a weekly master class as part of brass performance, where sectional rehearsals for the Symphony Orchestra are also scheduled. The Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Horn Ensemble, and Purchase Symphonic Brass tackle challenging repertoire, both contemporary and standard. Members of the brass faculty are dedicated teachers and highly visible performing musicians.
Brass Faculty and Visiting Affiliate Artists
Timothy Albright (trombone)
Graham Ashton, Performance Diploma, Royal Academy of Music (trumpet)
Richard Clymer (trumpet)
Denson Paul Pollard, D.M.A., University of Iowa (trombone)
Peter Reit (Frernch horn)
Weston Sprott, B.Mus., Curtis Institute of Music (trombone)
Kyle Turner (tuba)
For more information:
Conservatory of Music Faculty & Visiting Affiliate Artists
For additional information and updates during 2011–2013, please visit www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/Music/Brass/.