YMMC brass players work in small groups to prepare for chamber music performances in the community and at the YMMC spring concert. The ensemble uses flexible instrumentation to allow students to perform anything from duos to large brass ensemble compositions.
Students attend weekly rehearsals to work on techniques specific to brass playing, as well as address tone, balance, blend, style, and other topics not covered in full orchestra rehearsals. Our YMMC students work with YMMC brass coach Suzanne Mudge, a trombonist, educator, and the brass ensemble director for the Carmel Bach Festival.
All brass students enrolled in YMMC orchestras are eligible - and encouraged - to participate in the Brass Choir. There is no additional fee for participation.