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Gheorghe Dima Music Academy
Debrecen Music Conservatory
Targu Mures, Romania
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Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet Members
Five accomplished artists performing a diverse repertoire with particular emphasis on music from the Southern Appalachians.
Boat-lover. Beer connoisseur.
Sports fan. Restaurant explorer.
About The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet
Since its founding in 1993, the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet has performed throughout the United States in venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and internationally with tours of Russia, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Jamaica, Prague, Hungary, and Romania.
The Quintet performs a wide variety of music ranging from Classical to Jazz, and Patriotic to Pop.
In addition, works commissioned from regional composers for the Quintet have expanded the repertoire for all brass quintets.
The group dedicates time to the education of young musicians and serves as Quintet in Residence at Western Carolina University. Whether through mini-residencies, master-classes or school shows, members of the SMBQ use their talents to inspire tomorrow’s musicians.
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Our Services: Have Brass, Will Travel.
These types of musical outreach opportunities are available now, or we can customize a performance to meet your needs. Please contact us to talk about ways the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet can enhance your events, celebrations, concert series, or educational programs.
From a performance at Carnegie Hall to a small neighborhood picnics, the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet has performed in diverse indoor and outdoor settings both nationally and internationally.
Community ServiceAmong its many community service performances, the SMBQ has helped to raise money for the Jackson County public library, local arts council, and band program. The group has performed multiple times for the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life”; and on a beautiful afternoon in 2007, the Quintet co-hosted “Sunday in the Park” which helped raised $14,500 for National Alzheimer’s Day.
Mini-ResidenciesThe Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet offers a mini-residency program to university music schools in the southeast. In general, the residency consists of group master classes, individual master lessons, coaching of student brass ensembles, and ending with a finale concert. The residency can be tailored to meet your needs.
School ProgramsThe Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet “Instrument Petting Zoo” is a hands-on, multi-media, musical experience for elementary school students. Our “zoo-keepers”, music education majors at Western Carolina University, help students get up close and personal with brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
WeddingsThe brass quintet is perfectly suited to a wedding ceremony. Whether fanfares to announce you and your guests, processional music, participation during the ceremony, recessional, or postlude music, the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet can work with you to plan a ceremony that provides lasting memories.
EventsThere’s nothing like brass instruments to announce a grand opening. If your corporate event needs pomp and circumstance, the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet should be your first call.
SMBQ is a 501c(3) Non-profit Organization
OUR MISSION: To promote the understanding and enjoyment of music, particularly among the youth of Western North Carolina; and to expand appreciation for the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachian region.