CANCELLED - Brass Day for precollege students, adult brass players, and music educators

For precollege students and music educators
Alan Baer, coordinator
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  • Individual students register online at the link HERE
  • Groups of 5 or more students need to register as an ensemble. Ensemble instructors must fill out the ENSEMBLE FORM and scan/email to Dana Wilson, registrar, at
  • Brass Day features Mason Gross faculty members in recital and master classes.  The event culminates with a concert featuring Rutgers studio ensembles and the Mason Gross Brass Ensemble, with final selections to include all Brass Day participants with Mason Gross faculty. 

  • Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Nicholas Music Center 
  • Music educators, precollege, and adult brass players are invited to attend.  Beginner through advanced levels welcome.
Professional Development
  • Certificates available upon request.
  • $25 per student 
  • $20 per person for groups of 5 or more students.  Instructors of these students may participate for free.
  • Dinner is included.

Brass Day Concert Tickets

  • Brass Day concludes with a Brass Ensemble concert featuring Mason Gross faculty, Mason Gross student ensembles, and Brass Day participants.  This event is open to the public, who may purchase tickets by calling 848-932-7511 or by visiting our ticket office here. General Public $15 / Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors $10 / Students $5.
Brass Day participants attend this concert free of charge; two additional tickets are provided to each per participant to share with family and friends.

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  • Kenny DeCarlo, Trumpet, New York Philharmonic
  • Matthew Muckey, Trumpet, New York Philharmonic 
  • Richard Deane, French Horn, New York Philharmonic
  • Jerry Peel, French Horn, Mason Gross Faculty
  • Noreen Baer, Tenor Trombone, Mason Gross Faculty 
  • Colin Williams, Tenor Trombone, New York Philharmonic
  • Weston Sprott, Tenor Trombone, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • George Curran, Bass Trombone, New York Philharmonic
  • Aaron VanderWeele, Euphonium, Mason Gross Faculty
  • Alan Baer, Tuba, New York Philharmonic 


  • 12 p.m. – Registration
  • 12:30 p.m. – Faculty recital
  • 1:45 p.m. – Master classes
  • 4 p.m. – Rehearsal, all participants
  • 5:15 p.m. – Dinner
  • 6 p.m. – Rehearsal, all participants
  • 7:30 p.m. – Brass ensembles concert (faculty, Rutgers students, and Brass Day participants)