The Brass Quintet Experience

In this course, musicians will explore repertoire spanning from the Renaissance through 21st century, with a diverse sampling of composers of different nationalities, gender and age. Being a member of a chamber music performing group can make a big impact on your learning at MSU. Among some of the benefits, you will have the opportunity to increase your musicianship, listening skills, critical thinking, become a team player and learn efficient and effective practice techniques. Additionally, the Brass Quintets frequently present educational outreach in schools throughout Montana and beyond, as well as compete at the State and National stages. During the years, the brass quintets have performed and received instruction in masterclasses with top professionals in the field, including Seraph Brass Quintet, Tuba educator/soloist Velvet Brown, composer Anthony Plog, Trumpeter Vincent DiMartino and more.

Bridger Brass

Bridger Brass Quintet

Bridger Brass Quintet is an award winning chamber ensemble comprised of music majors from Montana State University School of Music. Bridger Brass competed in the Spring 2018 Music Teacher National Association (MTNA) National chamber competition in Orlando, Florida representing the Northwest Region. During their 2016-2017 season, they competed in the Music Teacher National Association Chamber Competition, receiving Honorable mention for the Divisional round held at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. As part of their musical experience in the MSU School of Music. they perform regularly at University functions as well as community performances. In addition, the quintet provides educational outreach presentations at local schools. Just recently, in May of 2019, Bridger Brass Quintet was invited to perform in the 2019 International Women's Brass Conference, held on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

 Seasons Symphony for Brass Quintet - JohnStevens 

Libertango - Astor Piazzolla

11th Ave Brass Quintet

11th Avenue Brass Quintet

The 11th Ave Brass Quintet is comprised of both music majors and non music majors at Montana State University School of Music. Recently formed in Spring 2019, 11th ave performs regularly at University functions as well as community performances. In addition, the quintet provides educational outreach presentations at local schools and performances throughout the greater Bozeman area.

Previous Groups

Instinct Brass

Instinct Brass Quintet

The Instinct Brass Quintet is comprised of both music majors and non music majors from Montana State University School of Music. In the Fall of 2017, Instinct Brass competed in the State round of the Music Teacher National Association of Music Teachers (MTNA) where they received second place. As part of their musical experience in the MSU School of Music. they perform regularly at University functions as well as community performances. In addition, the quintet provides educational outreach presentations at local schools and performances throughout the greater Bozeman area.

 

 Quintet no. 1 in B flat minor (Op. 5) - Victor Ewald

Battle Suite - Samuel Scheidt

Tiger Rag - arr. Jack Gale

  

Dr. Sarah Stoneback

Dr. Sarah Stoneback

Assistant Professor

Trumpet Pedagogy and Performance, Application of Learning Theories