The 28th Annual
Atlantic Brass Quintet Summer Seminar

July 6th - 18th, 2020

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Tuition - $1600

On-Campus living fees (total for two weeks)
Single Occupancy: TBD
Double Occupancy: TBD

Living fee includes all meals, gym and library access, and free parking.
All accommodations are air conditioned. 

To be considered for financial aid, include #scholarshipconsideration with your application recording.

Special consideration given to pre-formed groups. 

March 1st - Application Deadline
March 8th- Acceptance Notification
April 1st - $400 deposit due

Trumpet - Thomas Bergeron, Tim Leopold
French Horn - Seth Orgel, Ann Ellsworth
Trombone - Tim Albright
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 twice per week.

Weekly Plug-Ins
Faculty members sit in 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. The Atlantic Brass Quintet also performs two public recitals at the seminar. Some students perform alongside faculty members. All performances are video and audio recorded. 

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

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

Campus living
Your housing fee includes meal plan and access to campus libraries, gyms, and athletic facilities.

Social Activities
Faculty and staff organize frequent social activities on and off campus. Appleton is a bustling social hub along the Fox River. The city's downtown is just steps from campus, offering fine coffee, restaurants, breweries, ice cream, art and history museums, walking trails along the river, outdoor markets, and a thriving public street art scene. Appleton also boasts a beautiful nature preserve, a minor league baseball team, a butterfly garden, an indoor trampoline park, a large performing arts center and the largest shopping mall in Wisconsin.  

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


Interested in attending seminar classes without participating as a player?
Our new audit option allows you to attend coachings, plug-in sessions, panel discussions, masterclasses, and open rehearsals. Recitals are open to the public.

Email us at atlanticbrass5@gmail.com if you’re interested.