School of Music


Brass Arts Quintet faculty members- Scott Hagarty, trumpet, Justin Stanley, 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

Founded in 1963, the Brass Arts 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 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. Their latest projects include an album of works transcribed for brass by former TTU Professor of Trumpet Charles Decker, and an album celebrating the 60th anniversary of the ensemble, both scheduled to be released during the 2023-24 concert season.

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; Justin Stanley, horn; Joshua Hauser, trombone; and Preston Light, tuba. Members of the group have performed and/or recorded with many prestigious ensembles including the U.S. Army Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Hans Zimmer, Boston Philharmonic, Oregon Symphony, Asheville Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Ensemble Mik Nawooj, Some Assembly Required, Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band, Southern Stars Symphonic Brass, Nashville Symphony, Mid-Texas Symphony, Corpus Christi Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, New England Chamber Orchestra, Tennessee Philharmonic, Temptations, Four Tops, Widespread Panic, Trace Adkins, LeAnne Rimes, Sammy Nestico, Bill Watrous, Boston Rock Opera, and The Blues Brothers.

The quintet is currently in residence at the Tennessee Technological University School of Music and we believe the Brass Arts Quintet to be the longest continually running university brass quintet in the United States.

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

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