NKU Brass and Woodwind students are provided an excellent array of opportunities for growth as solo performers and in ensembles. In addition to the usual mixed ensembles, students can perform in the Brass Choir, and various small chamber groups at the discretion of applied music faculty. Performance in these ensembles develops individual concept of sound, increased independence of playing and advancement of musicianship.


The unique nature of Brass Choir provides a complement to both solo and large ensemble performing experience. Brass Choir operates on a pool-of-players concept, performing works of varied instrumentation.

Trumpet Ensemble provides small ensemble experience in trumpet performance, and in pedagogy. The ensemble studies and prepares a repertoire of music for trumpet choir for performance on recital and for various ceremonial events. Some recent activities include performing at the Ohio ITG Chapter conference (2017) and the International Trumpet Guild conference (2015).


George Carpten, IV, DMA
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