|Brass Chamber Ensembles
The Brass Chamber Ensembles are an integral and dynamic component of the instrumental program at North Dakota State University. The playing abilities, collaborative skills and musical awareness developed in rehearsing and performing chamber music equips students to be more effective in large ensembles, and as professional performers or educators. Most chamber groups are in a brass quintet setting of two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba or bass trombone. These quintets perform regularly on and off campus and have competed in regional competitions. Other ensembles include groups made up of like instruments, i.e. trumpet ensemble, trombone ensemble, horn quartet, or tuba quartet made up of two euphoniums and two tubas. NDSU also combines the various brass quintets for a large brass ensemble at the end of each semester.