Rafael Méndez Brass Institute

July 8-14, 2018

With scholarships up to $500 available, this seminar is the affordable way to take your playing to the next level!

The Rafael Méndez Brass Institute is an intensive one-week summer seminar that focuses on technical skills, chamber music performance, and careers in music.

Our world-renowned faculty provides unparalleled opportunities to learn, perform, and collaborate with both peers and successful professional players.

Activities include excerpt competitions and daily master classes, career seminars, concerts, and chamber ensemble coaching.

Professional Fellowship Program

Back by popular demand, the Professional Fellowship Program is designed for launching and professional ensembles that are looking to increase their competitive edge in performance expertise and business acumen. Learn more by clicking here.

“What do I gain from attending the Mendez Brass Institute?”

Prestige:  Participate in the nation’s premiere brass music seminar, featuring instruction and performances by world-acclaimed brass professionals
Interaction:  Daily coaching, master-classes, and seminars focused on your professional growth
Inspiration:  Daily concerts and recitals, including faculty concerto performances accompanied by the Denver Municipal Band, jazz artist night, Denver Brass Concert, and of course a culminating performance by the world-renowned Summit Brass
Insight:  Master-classes, chamber coaching, seminars and open Summit Brass rehearsals give participants the opportunity to see first-hand how professionals approach entrepreneurial businesses, professional growth, and performances
Networking:  Build professional relationships with colleagues and faculty

Application Information

Application fee: $35 (non-refundable)
Application fees go up May 1, 2018
Tuition: $875
Scholarships: Tuition scholarships available in amounts up to $500 each
Enrollment: Enroll now! Enrollment is open through mid-June 2018
Limited to 150 participants

50 Auditor Positions Available*
Auditor Tuition: $225
Daily drop-in rate: $50
On-Campus Housing Available!
*Auditors do not participate in ensembles and only receive T-shirts upon pre-registration.

Pre-formed ensembles pay one discounted application fee for the entire group!
Have you spent the last year in a chamber group as part of your university’s music curriculum? Or maybe you have a group of friends that you get together with to read through quintet literature on a regular basis. You can apply to RMBI as a pre-formed ensemble!