Performance studies in Brass at the University of Oregon offer a wide range of opportunities for both music majors and non-majors. Private lessons are offered on all instruments by professional artist/teachers who are members of the Oregon Brass Quintet, and who perform in many other venues nationally and internationally.
Students have the opportunity to participate in studio classes, chamber music ensembles, trumpet ensemble, horn ensemble, trombone ensemble, tuba-euphonium ensemble, brass ensemble, and brass choir. The School of Music and Dance offers excellent large ensemble opportunities including the University Symphony, under the direction of David Jacobs ; the Oregon Wind Ensemble conducted by Timothy Paul; the Symphonic Band directed by David Hedgecoth; and jazz bands and combos under the direction of Steve Owen.
The School of Music and Dance offers many special events of interest to brass players. Some of the recent events include the International Horn Workshop in 1996, performances and master classes by the American Brass Quintet, John Marcellus, Cameron Gates (Principal tuba-Marine Band), Conrad Herwig, and the Northwest Horn Workshop featuring Dave Krehbiel and Thomas Bacon.