Youth Brass Ensemble


Eli Epstein, Director

Learn ensemble playing from Cleveland Orchestra veteran and brass pedagogue, Eli Epstein. With his upbeat, positive approach to music making, Epstein provides experiences that promote high levels of musicianship, enhance brass playing technique, develop listening skills, encourage emotional expression and address interpersonal and performance issues. This fun, energizing ensemble experience is open by audition to high school and middle school brass players.

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 9:10-11:00pm in G01 (St. Botolph)

Repertoire for YBE covers a variety of genres and can range from works written for brass to arrangements for brass that are adapted from larger orchestral works.  Some examples of repertoire played by YBE includes: Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man (a YBE student arrangement); Brahms - Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen; Dvorak - Slavonic Dances; Verdi - Grand March from Aida.

Audition Information

YBE holds auditions each September. To sign up for an audition, please call (617) 585-1160 or e-mail in August.

Audition Requirements

Prepare a movement of a sonata, concerto, or contest piece. Also, prepare an etude and any two octave scale.

Returning YBE students do not need to re-audition.

Absence Requests

For information on how to report an absence, please click here.

Still have questions?

E-mail the YBE Student Manager or call (617) 585-1128.