Honoring the legendary trumpet virtuoso, Rafael Méndez (1906-1981), the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute is the world’s leading performance and career development seminar for brass musicians and educators. All participants perform in brass ensembles and master classes, coached by some of the foremost brass artists in the nation.
The institute is generously sponsored by Dr. Rafael G. Méndez Jr. and Dr. Robert Méndez in memory of their esteemed father.
Designed for serious brass players ages 18 and older
Dorm accommodations only available for ages 18 and older
What you gain from attending the Institute:
Prestige – Premier brass festival, 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.
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