Led Mr. Bill Tiberio, the University of Rochester Brass Choir (MUSC 170) is an ensemble dedicated to performing quality brass music at a high level while fostering a spirit of community among brass players on the River Campus.
The group is open to experienced trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba players who played throughout high school, as well as faculty, staff, alumni and community players.
Repertoire includes fanfares, Renaissance pieces, contemporary literature written specifically for brass, and arrangements of light classics and popular music. Members are invited and encouraged to arrange or compose for the group. Recent selections performed by the Brass Choir include Brian Balmages' Fanfare Canzonique, Eric Ewazen's Western Fanfare, and Edgar Winter's Frankenstein.
Auditioning for Brass Choir
Auditions for the Brass Choir Fall 2023 will be via video recording, which must be submitted no later than September 3, 2023 at 5PM EST.
Begin recordings with a brief introduction (name; year; instrument, and; ensemble or ensembles auditioning for), followed by performance of a relevant piece - solo or an etude - of your choosing, 3 to 5 minutes (uninterrupted and unedited).
Upload the video to YouTube (set as "unlisted") and, email the video's URL / web address to Mr. Bill Tiberio [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] no later than 5 PM EST Sunday September 3, 2023. Information for uploading to YouTube and privacy settings ("unlisted") may be found on YouTube and on the web.
In 2010, the UR Brass Octet was formed to provide more flexibility for outreach performances at schools and churches, and to develop a more intimate chamber music-type experience for select participants. In its short existence, the Brass Octet has already been featured in concert at admissions open campus events, at Union Presbyterian Church in Scottsville, NY, and in their own recital at St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene Church in downtown Rochester to benefit the church's "Right On" summer youth camp program. In January of 2011, the full Brass Choir embarked on its first-ever concert tour to Washington, D.C., performing at the Kennedy Center, National Presbyterian Church, and National Basilica for such notables as former Senator Elizabeth Dole and former NASA astronaut John Glenn.