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Brass majors develop as skilled performers who are familiar with the standard solo, ensemble, and orchestral literature for their instruments.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Other Studies

  • Professional Studies Certificate (PS)
  • Artist Diploma (AD)

Brass Majors

Horn
Trumpet
Trombone (Tenor, Bass)
Tuba

Program Details

The programs of study for brass majors are designed to develop skilled performers who are familiar with the standard solo, ensemble, and orchestral literature for their instruments. Students will achieve a high degree of professional competence and appropriate stylistic approaches to the literature of various historical periods. All students fulfill an ensemble requirement as outlined in their course sequence plans and as assigned by the School. In addition to studies with our expert faculty, students are provided additional opportunities to play for and observe world-renowned guest artists.

Audition & Prescreening Information

Procedures By Degree Level

Handbook for Current Students

Brass Department Handbook

Plan of Study & Course Descriptions

Plan of Study: Brass
MSM Course Catalog

Brass Department Chair

Michelle Baker
mbaker@msmnyc.edu

Success Stories

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  • Apr 3, 2020 Conducting, Voice
    Faculty
    Kent Tritle receives prestigious Chorus America Award
  • Apr 2, 2020 Voice
    Alumni
    Six MSM students and alumni named Merola Young Artists
  • Apr 1, 2020 Brass
    Alumni
    Watch Anthony Mazzocchi’s TED Talk at TEDxMaplewood

“Manhattan School of Music has also given me access to a wealth of knowledge and resources that have fueled my growth as a musician.”

Horn (BM '18)