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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


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.

Absence Requests

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Give our office a call at (617) 585-1160 or email us as Contact the YBE student manager at