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, 9:10-11:00 AM

2019 - 2020 Concert Schedule

Saturday, December 14, 2019
12:00 PM in Williams Hall

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
7:30 PM in Jordan Hall


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 include 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

For Current Students:


YBE Rehearsal Calendar 2019-20


Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. Full attendance policy

Still have questions?

Contact Laura Mixter, Large Ensemble Coordinator, by email, or call (617) 585-1160.

During the academic year, Youth Brass Ensemble members can also contact the Youth Brass Ensemble Student Manager.