The 25th Annual
Atlantic Brass Quintet Summer Seminar

July 9th - 21st, 2017

The Granoff Music Center at Tufts University
Sommerville, MA

BSO Associate Principal Horn - Richard Sebring

Seminar Faculty:

Trumpet: Thomas BergeronAndrew SorgSteve Banzaert

French Horn: Seth OrgelShelagh Abate

Trombone: Tim AlbrightWes HopperJohn Faieta

Bass Trombone: Angel Subero

Tuba: John Manning

Seminar Highlights:

Daily Coachings
The heart of the seminar. Four hours of faculty coachings each day, scheduled on a rotating basis so that each quintet works with every faculty member directly at least once per week.

Weekly Plug-Ins
Faculty members sit in to play with participant ensembles to demonstrate concepts discussed in coachings. These sessions are open to observation by other participants.  

Public Performances
Participant ensembles give weekly public performances, plus recitals by the Atlantic Brass Quintet, Triton Brass, and The Tritantic Brass Ensemble (large full-faculty ensemble, including student guests). 

Resident faculty and special outside guest lecturers offer numerous masterclasses throughout the seminar on a variety of topics.  

Weekly Instrument Classes
A time to hang out with and learn from those who play your instrument.

Social activities
Tufts is located in the heart of Sommerville's ultra-hip Davis Square, and downtown Boston is just a few T stops away. Faculty also organize frequent social events on campus. 

Campus living
Housing fee includes full access to campus libraries, gyms, and athletic facilities.

The best two weeks of my musical life!!!
— Lesley Knaack, 2014 seminar student
The invaluable lessons I learned included the entire gamut of technical, musical, and social skills necessary to thrive as a professional musician
— Kelly Satterwhite, Principal Horn, US Army Band Pershing's Own, Washington D.C., 2005 seminar student
The relationships that I built those summers remain the most important and special connections in my life and career to date.
— Wes Hopper, current member of Triton Brass and two-time seminar student
The Seminar played a defining role in making me the brass player, chamber musician, and musical citizen that I am today.
— Thomas Bergeron, current member of Atlantic and three-time seminar student
They will bring the best out of you ... teaching you how to dig deep, how to lead, but more importantly how to bring value as a member of a team.
— Jason Sanders, US Army Band Pershing's Own, Washington D.C., two-time seminar student

Now accepting applications!


Tuition - $1600

On-Campus Housing Prices (total for two weeks)

Housing price includes parking, access to gym and libraries

Without air conditioning - $649 (double), $859 (single)
With air conditioning - $759 (double), $989 (single)

On-Campus Meal Plans (optional)

10 meals/week - $180
14 meals/week - $209
20 meals/week - $217


Limited financial aid is available for exceptionally talented applicants.
Include #scholarshipconsideration when submitting your application recording.