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WVU Brass Area

The Brass Area at West Virginia University is comprised of the Trumpet Studio, Horn Studio, Trombone Studio and Tuba/Euphonium Studio led by brass faculty Dr. Robert Sears (trumpet), Albert Houde (horn), Hakeem Bilal (trombone), and Carson McTeer (tuba/euphonium). 

Each WVU Brass faculty member brings diverse musical experiences, perspectives and skillsets to the program and is dedicated to tailoring their instruction to the individual needs and career aspirations of our students. Our goal is to help guide and mentor students on their musical journey, giving them the tools and resources to succeed in their desired career paths.

Studio Class Meeting Times

  • Trumpet - Monday/Wednesday, 2:00 - 2:50 pm, Bloch

  • Horn - Monday/Wednesday, 2:00 - 2:50 pm, 2123

  • Trombone - Monday/Wednesday, 2:00 - 2:50 pm, 4129

  • Tuba/Euphonium - Monday/Wednesday, 2:00 - 2:50 pm, 4113

2024-2025 Brass Events

  • Info forthcoming
Previous Brass Guests 
  • Josh Kauffman (Lead Trumpet, Army Blues)

  • Peter Steiner (International Trombone Soloist)

  • Micah Wilkinson Masterclass (Principle Trumpet, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

  • Michael Walker Masterclass (Associate Professor of Horn, University of New Mexico)

  • Matt Murchison Masterclass (Euphonium, Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba at Cornell University)

  • Chad Winker (Fourth/Utility Trumpet, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

  • Mark Houghton (Third Horn, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)