Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet

2016-2017 Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet. Photo by Eric Isaacs.
2016-2017 Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet. From left: David Nakazono (trumpet), Dylan Aguilera (tenor trombone), Nick Mazuk (bass trombone), Lily Apar (trumpet), Sara Aronson (horn). Photo by Eric Isaacs.
Music A45 / A145 / A245
Director: Steven Gross
Class time and location: TBA
The Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet is comprised of the leading brass students at UCSB. A cutting edge ensemble, it performs music from the Baroque to modern periods, including jazz. The quintet tours, presents frequent concerts, and also records. The Quintet is named for the late Maurice Faulkner, a legendary brass professor and longtime faculty member. For more information, please email the director, Dr. Steven Gross, at  

Audition Information

Audition required. All positions open except Horn. Please email the instructor, Steven Gross, at for more information. See below for audition materials.
Trumpet Auditions: Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 12-1 p.m.
Contact Professor Grant Hungerford at to schedule a time.
Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba Auditions: Friday, October 6, 2017 from 3-4 p.m.  
Contact Professor Bill Booth at to schedule a time.

Audition Materials

Trumpet Audition Materials (PDF)

Tenor Trombone Audition Materials (PDF)

Bass Trombone/Tuba Audition Materials (PDF)