Brass and Percussion

Excellence in Performance and Education

The College of Performing and Visual Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degrees for students studying music.

Learn more about Undergraduate and Graduate Music Degrees at UNC.

Classes in the Brass and Percussion program may include:

  • Music Theory
  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics of Music
  • Orchestral Excerpts
  • Band or Orchestra

Career options for graduates of the Brass and Percussion program include:

  • Performer
  • Music Educator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Graduate School

Learn about the application process to UNC and the School of Music.

How to Apply

For more information or to schedule a visit to the School of Music, contact Melanie Poston at (970) 351-1921 or email Melanie.Poston@unco.edu.

View Brass and Percussion Faculty and Staff

The UNC School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and designated a Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Faculty & Staff

John Adler

Head, Brass and Percussion
Trumpet, Professor of Music

Jason Byrnes

Tuba
Professor of Music

Philip Hembree

Trumpet
Instructor of Music

Marian Hesse

Horn

Richard Mayne

Associate Director of Bands

William Pfund

Trumpet
Instructor of Music

Kenneth Singleton

Director of Bands

Mike Truesdell

Percussion
Assistant Professor of Music

Nat Wickham

Trombone
Professor of Music

Brass and Percussion Program at UNC