Our Program Concentrations

The Brass Faculty at UNM provides over 150 years combined experience in music performing, teaching, arranging, recording, and producing.

Faculty members have appeared with such prestigious groups as the Summit Brass, Santa Fe Opera, Colorado Symphony, Army Jazz Ambassadors, Baltimore Symphony, Dallas Symphony, and the Indianapolis Symphony; and have taught at such renowned institutions as the Royal Northern Conservatory, Indiana University, Arizona State University and the University of Illinois.

Brass students at UNM can perform in the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Brass Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Bands, Jazz Combos, Brass Quintets, Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Choir, Tuba/Euphonium Ensembles, Trombone Quartets, The Spirit Marching Band and the basketball pep band Sound Pack. Ensembles are open to brass players of all majors at UNM!

Brass Faculty

Christopher Buckholz, Trombone
John Marchiando, Trumpet
Michael Walker, French Horn
Richard White, Tuba & Euphonium
“The brass program at the University of New Mexico is a hidden gem with fantastic, highly qualified faculty that are deeply invested in the growth and success of their students, and an environment that promotes excellence in performance, and kindness toward one another. With the skills and knowledge I acquired working in ensembles, classes, lessons, and more, I completed my degree confident in my abilities to pursue my career as a musician in the world, and I will always be thankful for the foundation given to me at UNM!”
Alec Blazek

2015 Graduate, Bachelor of Music Education & Performance, Trumpet, Second Trumpet, Nashville Symphony Orchestra

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