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Brass Arts Quintet (pictured left to right) Scott Hagarty, trumpet, Greg Danner, horn,
Preston Light, tuba, Josh Hauser, trombone and Chris McCormick, trumpet


Brass Arts Quintet

Contact: Dr. Joshua Hauser, Trombone
Phone: 931-372-6086 | Email:
Office: 214, Bryan Fine Arts Building

The Brass Arts Quintet presents entertaining and informative programs 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.

The ensemble has premiered numerous original works by American composers such as Robert Jager, Walter Ross, Earl George, and Aldo Rafael Forte. The members of the quintet are also adept at arranging and composing and continually add new works to their repertoire that are designed to showcase the unique talents of this outstanding group of performers.

Founded in 1963, the quintet has entertained audiences throughout the eastern United States, appeared at major music conferences, and toured for the Tennessee Arts Commission. They bring the joy of music to thousands of listeners of all ages through both community and school performances. The quintet has appeared on public television with two Christmas specials and "Patriotic Brass", which celebrates the music of America. The group has also recorded eight compact discs: Premiere Recordings of Music for Professional and Student Brass Quintets, The Spirit of America, Shazam!, Serengeti, Suites and Treats: Celebrating 50 Years with the Brass Arts Quintet, Christmas Brass: Suites and Treats for the Holidays, BAQ plays Chicago, and most recently, Christmas Brass 2: Santa Claus is BAQ.

The individual members who comprise this remarkable ensemble have performed throughout the world in solo and ensemble settings. Members of the Brass Arts Quintet are Scott Hagarty and Chris McCormick, trumpets; Greg Danner, horn; Joshua Hauser, trombone and euphonium; and Preston Light, tuba. They have performed and recorded with many prestigious ensembles including the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the New England Chamber Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Widespread Panic, the Matteson-Phillips Tubajazz Consort, and the critically acclaimed MJT Project. The quintet is currently in residence at the Tennessee Technological University School of Music.

Recordings by the Brass Arts Quintet are available for purchase online. For more information, please contact Dr. Joshua Hauser at

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