Brass & Percussion

The goal of the Brass/Percussion faculty at BGSU is to help students grow as musicians and perform to the best of their ability, regardless of their chosen degree program. Throughout their course of study, Brass/Percussion students develop their skills by attending weekly lessons and master classes with studio teachers, workshops and recitals with visiting artists and frequent departmental recitals. In addition to the one-on-one attention given by studio teachers, brass and percussion students give numerous public performances each term including orchestra, band and smaller chamber music ensembles.

Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition
Competitions in Music Performance
Summer Music Institute Brass Camp

Area News

  • Student Spotlight: Jane Kelly Apr 20, 2022 9:47 AM Jane Kelly is a second-year Masters Student at BGSU’s College of Musical Arts studying trumpet performance. She is from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she grew up and went to high school. She proceeded to move to Las Cruces, where she pursued her undergraduate degree at New Mexico State University, studying with Dr. Pancho Romero. Through an NMSU alumni connection with BGSU’s Professor of Trumpet Charles Saenz, Jane ended up auditioning for her Master’s degree here at BGSU, where she has begun to make a name for herself by winning and advancing in several national-level competitions.

  • Globetrotting Horn Professor Jun 24, 2019 10:00 AM Professor Andrew Pelletier travels to Belgium, Brazil and China.

  • Trumpet Students Win ITG Scholarships Mar 16, 2018 9:51 AM Four trumpet students have been awarded a scholarship to attend the 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conference.

  • Lasch performs in Astral Winners Concert at Perelman Theater, Philadelphia Oct 10, 2017 9:26 AM On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Perelman Theater of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Dr. Brittany Lasch will be performing as a soloist in a recital featuring the 2017 Astral Artists National Audition Winners.

  • Pelletier in Colorado Residency Sep 8, 2017 9:00 AM Andrew Pelletier, Professor of Horn, was in residency at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, September 3-5, 2017.

  • Freshman student Sean Baker accepted to international euphonium tuba competition May 5, 2017 1:37 PM Freshman music performance major Sean Baker has been accepted to the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition.

  • Professor Andrew Pelletier in Brazil May 2, 2017 8:32 AM Andrew Pelletier, Professor of Horn, will be traveling to Natal, Brazil, to perform as a soloist and in chamber music at the 49th International Horn Society Annual Symposium, June 26-30, 2017.

  • BGSU alumnus releases debut solo album Jan 10, 2017 9:22 AM Dan Zehringer, professor of trumpet at the Wright State University School of Music releases debut solo album titled Journeymen's Songs.


Updated: 02/14/2019 01:19PM