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Brass & Percussion

Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Tuba/Euphonium | Percussion



The Brass & Percussion Area is part of the School of Music, and is home to a nationally and internationally known faculty who are master teachers, performers, and recording artists. The Brass & Percussion Area is known for its rich and diverse ensemble opportunities including chamber music. These include the KU Brass Ensemble, the KU Percussion Ensemble, the KU Trumpet Ensemble, the KU Trombone Choir, the KU Horn Ensemble, the KU Tuba-Euphonium Consort, and a host of smaller chamber ensembles, all having presented prestigious performances on regional, national, and international conferences and symposia. Most activities take place in Murphy Hall, an impressive facility that contains Swarthout Recital Hall, Gorton Music Library, the Robert Baustian Theatre, the McCurdy Jazz Studio and refurbished practice rooms. The larger ensembles perform in the Lied Center, a 2,020-seat performing arts hall with state-of-the-art production capabilities.

View the undergrad degrees or graduate degrees sections for degree options, admissions and policies, or see studio information.

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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA