Brass

Timothy J Bradley

Instructor in Music; French Horn

Contact
Christiansen Hall of Music 115
P507-786-3535

Steven C Campbell

Instructor in Music; Tuba

Contact
Christiansen Hall of Music 114
P507-786-3924

Martin P Hodel

Associate Professor of Music; Trumpet, Orchestra

Contact
Christiansen Hall of Music 118
P507-786-3075

The St. Olaf College Music Department provides aspiring musicians with a variety of training and performing opportunities that prepare them for the challenges of this rich artistic pursuit.

Each semester, approximately 75 St. Olaf students take private lessons from one of the six professional brass faculty. Instruction in trumpet, horn, trombone, bass trombone, euphonium and tuba for music majors and non-music majors is offered in private weekly half-hour or hour lessons.

Brass students have the opportunity to perform as soloists in solo recitals, group recitals and studio classes. Chamber music opportunities exist for brass ensembles or varied instrumentation. The large ensembles frequently feature student soloists on concert programs, tour programs and in the St. Olaf Orchestra’s annual Senior Soloists concert in May.

St. Olaf also offers course in literature and pedagogy, which focus on methods of teaching and include opportunities to teach. In addition, the January Interim term and the programs of independent study and research, and collaborative undergraduate research provide opportunities to create projects that fulfill individual needs and interest. Music majors may elect an interim or semester abroad; offerings include programs in Milan, Vienna or Copenhagen specifically designed for music majors.