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FCC offers a variety of classes for brass players, including brass ensembles, band, orchestra, jazz ensemble and jazz combo. Whether you are planning to major in music (with instrumental emphasis) or just want to keep your “chops” up, we have a class that you will enjoy.

FCC instrumental ensembles give many performances throughout the year. The FCC Concert Band has toured and performed in Europe. The jazz ensemble is a consistent award-winner. Every spring, the Brass Bash attracts many Valley brass players for a special concert. Our brass, band, orchestra, and jazz faculty have extensive performance experience and include some of the finest teachers in the area.

Courses for brass players include:

Intermediate/Advanced Ensembles
• Brass Ensemble (MUS 42A)
• Int/Adv Chamber Ensemble (Brass) (MUS 73A)
• Int/Adv Brass Performance Practices (MUS 74A)

Major Performing Ensembles
• Concert Band (MUS 40)
• Symphonic Band (MUS 61)
• Wind Band (MUS 69)
• Symphony Orchestra (MUS 47)
• Community Orchestra (MUS 75)
• College Philharmonic (MUS 76)

Jazz Ensembles
• Jazz Combo (MUS 47),
• Studio Jazz Combo (MUS 77)
• Lab Jazz Combo (MUS 78)
• Jazz Ensemble (MUS 41)
• Studio Jazz Ensemble (MUS 70)
• Lab Jazz Ensemble (MUS 71)
• Latin Jazz Ensemble (MUS 48)

Other Courses of Interest
While not specifically for designed for brass players, these courses might be interesting and helpful to you:
• Beginning Jazz Improvisation (MUS 10A)
• Int/Adv Jazz Improvisation (MUS 10B)
• Jazz Theory (MUS 4)
• Audio Engineering (MUS 8)
• MIDI Music Production (MUS 5)
• The Music Business (MUS 111)

Last updated: 7/23/2009 12:14:57 PM