UO students enjoy access to the only full-time brass faculty in the state, as well as a leading faculty expert in Arnold Jacobs wind and brass pedagogy, in an environment open to experimentation. The dynamic musicians of the brass faculty actively perform throughout the world, and bring that experience back to the classroom. Individual studios frequently hit the road to visit conferences, concerts, and symposiums, both regionally and nationally.

A Sense of Community 

Rehearsing is a priority, but that doesn’t mean there’s no time for barbecues and bowling. The horn studio has played at the top of nearby Spencer Butte, and even entered a team in a 5K run to support a local animal shelter. Each spring the tuba-euphonium studio challenges another studio to an ultimate disc championship. And in October the low brass ensembles join forces for a “Halloween SpookTastic” concert performed in costume!

Performance Opportunities

University Symphony Orchestra
Campus Band
Horn Ensemble
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
Oregon Wind Ensemble
Apocalyptic Brass (low brass)
Trombone Ensemble
Jazz Ensembles
Athletic Bands
Symphonic Band
Brass Ensemble
Trumpet Ensemble
Chamber Music