We have crafted our brass curriculum to provide you with the tools required to succeed as a versatile brass player in today’s challenging music world. Lynn’s small studio sizes allow us to assign you, regardless of whether you are a freshman or a graduate student, to participate in all of our large ensembles from the day you arrive.  In addition, our unique chamber music curriculum guarantees you a position within a chamber group coached by former members of the Empire Brass and Dallas Brass every semester you are in attendance at Lynn. 

Whether you are just beginning your journey and want to build a strong foundation or are looking for the final steps toward winning an audition, Lynn is an extraordinary place to be.

Audition guidelines

Gregory Miller

Gregory Miller

Distinguished Artist in Residence–French horn

“What sets the Lynn University horn studio apart are the guaranteed playing opportunities afforded by having no more than six students within the studio in any given year. This also allows us the opportunity to be highly selective in the audition process. Regular rotation within all the ensembles provides all students with an enriched and fulfilling musical experience.”

Dan Satterwhite

Dan Satterwhite

Associate Professor–trombone

“At Lynn, we are training our students to become performers. Just like learning a language, the best way to become fluent in the language of music is to get out there and speak it—by performing. We strive to offer many varied performance opportunities to our students in a challenging and supportive environment, so that they are prepared to enter the 21st century music business.”

Kenneth Amis

Kenneth Amis

Distinguished Artist in Residence–tuba

“I demand an intense and well-rounded playing schedule of all my tuba students. This is the best means of testing and strengthening the concepts and skills that are introduced and developed in private lessons. The curriculum and compact size of the tuba studio at Lynn are specifically designed for this approach, offering the serious tuba player constant opportunities for improvement, experimentation and discovery.”

Students performing at the Snyder dedication

Curricular highlights

Weekly

  • Lessons and studio classes with artist faculty
  • Brass Quintet Coaching
  • Brass Orchestral Repertoire Class
  • Performance Forum

Annually

  • Philharmonia (6)
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Brass Department Recital
  • New Music Festival
  • January Term Department Projects
  • Concerto Competition
Dan Satterwhite Horns

Recent master classes

Trumpet

  • Michael Sachs, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Philip Smith, New York Philharmonic (retired)
  • Jens Lindemann, solo artist
  • Robert Sullivan, Northwestern University
  • Ray Mase, The Juilliard School
  • Ken Larson, Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Judith Saxton, solo artist
  • Graham Ashton, SUNY Purchase

French Horn

  • Richard King, Cleveland Orchestra
  • William Cabballero, Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Eric Ruske, Boston University
  • Hans Clebsch, Cleveland Orchestra
  • William Slocum, Youngstown State University

Trombone

  • Joseph Alessi, New York Philharmonic
  • Massimo La Rosa, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Michael Becker, University of Georgia
  • Richard Stout, Cleveland Orchestra
  • Andrew Glendening, University of Redlands
  • Charles Vernon, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • James Markey, New York Philharmonic
  • Darrin Milling, Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra

Tuba

  • Gene Pokorny, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Steve Campbell, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Craig Knox, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
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