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 repertoire played by YBE this semester include Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man (a YBE student arrangement); Gabrieli - Canzona per Sonare No. 2; Bach - Contrapunctus No. 1; Handel - Three Pieces from The Water Music; and Verdi - Grand March from Aida. 

For Current Students:


YBE Rehearsal Calendar 


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

Still have questions?

Contact Ceili Connors, Program 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.