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About the Program

The Brass Program at the SJSU School of Music and Dance counts among its faculty some of the best brass artist/teachers in the San Francisco Bay area. Students receive weekly training in brass performance in individual and group settings. A variety of performing opportunities are available for students, including studio recitals and brass chamber music concerts, as well as the SJSU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, jazz combos, the Spartan Marching Band, and others.  All performances are organized by the School of Music and Dance and are open to the public.

Degrees Offered


SJSU Spartan LogoJohn Freeman

Caitlyn Smith FranklinCaitlyn Smith Franklin
French Horn

Thomas HornigThomas Hornig
Brass Area Coordinator, Trombone, Euphonium
MUS 205

SJSU Spartan LogoForrest Byram
Tuba, Euphonium

Jason LewisJason Lewis
Jazz Studies; Jazz Drumset; Jazz Combo
MUS 159

SJSU Spartan LogoJames Mobberly
Jazz Trombone

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