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)
MUS A45, A145, A245
Director: Steven Gross
Class time and location: the Music department is planning for in-person instruction for all performance classes
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.
Please contact Dr. Steven Gross at for more information.
Auditions for 2 trumpets, tenor trombone, bass trombone, or tuba (MUSA 45 /145).

Audition Information

Recorded auditions will be held for the Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet, with a submission deadline of 11:59 pm on October 1, 2020. See below for audition repertoire for positions in trumpet, tenor trombone, bass trombone, and tuba (horn TBA). Please submit a recording of these works to Professor Steven Gross, Director of the ensemble, at Questions are also welcome. The quintet is the cutting edge of the brass program at UCSB. Members have weekly coaching, plus the encouragement and collegiality of its members in this unique and challenging chamber group setting. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Note: There will be no stipend attached to the group this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic eliminating live performances as well as fundraising for the group.
Auditions are for 2 trumpets, tenor trombone, bass trombone, or tuba. Recordings due at 11:59 pm, on October 1, 2020 to Dr. Steven Gross

Audition Repertoire

Trumpet Repertoire

E.W. Korngold Fanfare, movement 1 - all (not movements 2 or 3)
Gustav Holst Planets, Jupiter - pickups to letter B up until the 7 measures of rest
Victor Ewald Quintet #3, Intermezzo - ff before rehearsal 6 to four measures after 7

Tenor Trombone Repertoire

Fisher Tull Exhibition, movement V Ballad, all
Tomaso Albinoni Sonata St. Mark, movement IV, measure 43 to the end
Malcolm Arnold Quintet, Chaconne, letter F thru letter J

Bass Trombone and Tuba Audition Repertoire

Malcolm Arnold Quintet, Chaconne beginning thru first bar of letter B
Fisher Tull Exhibition, Frolic, all
Victor Ewald, Quintet #1, movement 1, beginning thru bar 4 of number 4