Brass at the Beach
A Letter From The Area Director
"Brass At The Beach" is your pre-professional training ground for brass players. Our esteemed studio faculty hold some of the most coveted positions in the United States, and all have tremendous teaching experience. Competition is encouraged and expected in a rigorous yet friendly environment with a proven track record of success.
Performance opportunities are the key to our program. We have a full symphony orchestra performing major repertoire, two wind ensembles and a concert band, a brass ensemble, several brass quintets, and three jazz orchestras. Our symphony orchestra is top-notch with the leadership and programming of Dr. Johannes Müller-Stosch. Under the direction of John Carnahan, the Wind Symphony has performed at major conventions throughout the country and abroad. Trumpeter Jeff Jarvis has led our Concert Jazz Orchestra to performances at the world-renowned Monterey Jazz Festival.
Our studio teachers have performed on hundreds of motion picture soundtracks. You can study with performers with real-world experience in real-world music situations: Kyle Covington, Michael Hoffman, John Lofton, Bill Reichenbach, and Steve Trapani, trombone; Ryan Darke, Rob Frear and Rob Schaer, trumpet; Dylan Skye Hart and Jenny Kim, horn; and John Van Houten and Gabriel Sears, tuba and euphonium.
Do you want to be a part of music in the professional world? Rub elbows with the ones who perform it, compose it and record it every day: come to "The Beach!"
Area Director, Brass Studies
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music