The brass faculty at NJCU is dedicated to providing students with the best training possible to prepare them for a competitive music world. Students receive a full hour lesson each week of the semester from our world-class faculty and participate in weekly chamber ensembles coaching. They perform in recitals, chamber music and large ensemble settings, and are exposed to a wide array of performances by their own faculty and frequent renowned guest artists and clinicians.
In addition, the proximity of our campus to New York City and NJPAC makes NJCU a prime location for students who want to experience the artistic and multicultural life of the Big Apple and nearby suburbs.
As part of their curriculum, students perform each semester in the following ensembles/events:
- Symphony of Winds and Percussion
- Brass in Motion (Students solo performances)
- Brass chamber ensembles concerts
- NJCU Orchestra
Additional performance opportunities include Concert Choir, Musical Theater and Opera productions.
Auditions are held during the Fall and Spring semesters.
Dr. Gilles Bernard, Coordinator of Brass Studies