School of Brass

Hot Horns
Program Type


Students develop skills, learn the history, and acquire techniques for enhancing performance when playing brass instruments. In School of Brass, students may divide into groups that focus on one of five instruments: French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and piccolo trumpet (if available).


Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.

Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
• A kick-off assembly
• A required orientation meeting and planning session
• A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
• A student culminating or sharing event
• An evaluation meeting

For a rough estimate, residency prices include:
• Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
• A set of workshops ($100 each)
• A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
• An evaluation meeting ($100)
• Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.


"Their choice of music held the attention of teenagers and their commentary created a wonderful learning environment."

Jim, Teacher, Catonsville High

"The children went home and were excited to tell their parents what they saw and heard today."

Brad, Assistant Principal, William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary

"The program was the perfect mix of entertainment and education."

Ann, PTA, Stoneleigh Elementary