Brass Studies

The Brass Program at The University of Montana is a premier comprehensive program, where players learn excellence through private instruction and outstanding performance opportunities. Students have the opportunity to perform in several outstanding ensembles including: the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Grizzly Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra, three Jazz Bands, several Jazz Combos, Missoula Symphony Orchestra, and chamber groups. Each year the UM Brass Department hosts nationally and internationally renowned clinicians and performers from around the world.

Brass & Faculty

Zachary Cooper

Zachary Cooper

Associate Professor of Horn and Music Theory

Kevin Griggs

Kevin Griggs

Associate Director of Bands/Director of Athletic Bands

Benedict Kirby

Benedict Kirby

Adjunct Prof. of Tuba & Euphonium

James Smart

James Smart

Director of Bands, Trumpet

Rob Tapper

Rob Tapper

Professor of Trombone & Director of Jazz Studies