Brass Faculty

Horn Faculty

Ellen Donohue-Saltman
Eli Epstein

James Mosher
Michael Weinstein

Trumpet Faculty
Joseph Foley
Dana Russian

Trombone Faculty
Brian Diehl

Tuba Faculty
Brian Diehl 
Donald Rankin

Jazz Brass Faculty
Phil Grenadier, Trumpet
Joel Yennior, Trombone

Certificate Programs

A Certificate of Merit and a Professional Studies Certificate are available in all brass instruments.  Check out our Certificates page for more information.

Private Lessons

Lessons range from 30, 45, or 60 minutes and are available for all levels, from beginner to expert. Lessons are open to everyone and you can enroll at anytime. Please contact the Continuing Education Office at 617-585-1701 or for more information and a placement interview.

Brass Chamber Ensembles

NEC Continuing Education Chamber Music program becomes a core part of students’ social and artistic lives as players collaborate with other musicians who are as passionate as they are! All groups are coached by one of our faculty members for 14 hours each semester. Groups perform in one of NEC's performance halls at the end of each semester.

Chamber Ensembles through Continuing Education are offered at Intermediate and Advanced levels. Our chamber ensembles encompass the following areas: Strings, Woodwinds, Piano, Vocalists, Brass, Guitar and mixed ensembles. Students may apply for chamber music as individuals or as a pre-formed group. Unless otherwise noted below, placement into an ensemble is done through a placement interview scheduled through the NEC School of Continuing Education. To schedule an interview, please contact us at 617-585-1701, or email

See our Chamber Ensemble page for more information.


Handel for Singers and Instrumentalists

To learn more, or to enroll in this course, please visit the Voice & Opera page.