The School of Music at Tennessee Tech University has three faculty ensembles in residence: Brass Arts Quintet, Cumberland Quintet and Faculty Jazz Combo.
- Brass Arts Quintet
(L-R: Chris McCormick, Greg Danner, Dan Davis, Joshua Hauser, and Kathryn Adduci)
The Brass Arts Quintet presents an entertaining and informative program of works from all eras of music. Their extensive repertoire includes festive dances of the Renaissance, intricate fugues of the Baroque, operatic selections from the Classical period, lyric works of the Romantic era, brass band music of the 19th-century, and popular music of the last 150 years ranging from parlor songs to selections from musical theater, swing, jazz, and rock.
- Cumberland Quintet
(L-R: Mark Cramer, Mary Matthews, Jeremy Hansen, Michael Adduci, James Lotz)
Commanding a large repertoire of music from all periods, the Cumberland Quintet offers the standard wind classics, exciting modern works and lighter popular music. They have performed on live radio and television broadcasts, and have been part of an educational public television series seen across the country. Established in 1972, the Cumberland Quintet has built a reputation for unique programming and fine musicianship. The group has toured throughout the United States and in Europe, performing to a wide variety of audiences.
- Faculty Jazz Combo
(Members: Colin Hill, Ashley Kelly, Chris McCormick, Joshua Hauser and Paul Thurmond)
The Faculty Jazz Combo was founded to perform and promote the uniquely American music of Jazz. The group emphasizes the art of jazz improvisation. Featuring piano, bass, drums, trumpet, sax, and trombone, the Faculty Jazz Combo plays many styles including Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Hard Bop, Latin Styles, and Rock. Members of this group have performed all over the world in a variety of settings.