Oregon Brass Ensemble - Michael Grose, director
The Oregon Brass Ensemble can be heard in concert several times during winter and spring terms. Recent literature performed includes compositions by Tomasi, Brahms, Berners, Copland, Prokofiev, and others. Membership in the Oregon Brass Ensemble gives the brass player valuable performance experience in a standard orchestral brass section setting.
Tuba Euphonium Ensemble -
Michael Grose, director
The Tuba Euphonium Ensemble provides an opportunity for students who are seriously undertaking the study of the tuba and the euphonium to acquaint the concert-going public with a beautiful-sounding ensemble and a growing repertoire of new, original works and “ear opening” transcriptions of popular concert favorites. Many fine new works have been written for the Tuba Euphonium Ensemble and performances at state OMEA conventions have been met with high acclaim.
University Brass Choir - Michael Grose, Henry Henniger, co-directors
The brass choir traditionally provides music for important university events, most notably the Law School Commencement in May and the University Commencement in June. Repertoire ranges from the great polychoral works of the late Renaissance to contemporary works for brass by living composers. The choir was founded by Ira Lee in 1958.
UO Trombone Choir - Henry Henniger, director
The trombone choir is both a performing group and a laboratory for trombonists who are enrolled in private lessons. Concepts learned in the studio are reinforced, and ensemble skills are refined. Repertoire includes transcriptions, especially of choral works, from the Renaissance through the Romantic Period, as well as original works for multiple trombones in a wide variety of styles. For more information on this program, visit the University of Oregon Trombone Studio here.