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

Assistantships are available in certain studios for the 2017-18 academic year. Request assistantship information.

New for 2017-2018: Resident Brass Quintet Assistantships
For more information, contact:
John Adler, trumpet
Marian Hesse, horn
Nat Wickham, trombone
Jason Byrnes, tuba

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

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

Professor of Music

Philip Hembree

Instructor of Music

Marian Hesse


Richard Mayne

Associate Director of Bands

William Pfund

Instructor of Music

Kenneth Singleton

Director of Bands

Mike Truesdell

Assistant Professor of Music

Nat Wickham

Professor of Music

Brass and Percussion Program at UNC