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Welcome to the Brass Performance Institute

The Brass Performance Institute (BPI) is a five-day program presented each summer for middle school and high school students. All activities are held on the historic UD main campus, and instruction is provided by Department of Music faculty, along with other area professionals.

The 2024 Brass Performance Institute has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for 2025 information.

For more information, please contact Chad Arnow

The Brass Performance Institute offers a curriculum that is perfect for young wind players seeking to prepare for college auditions or for those who simply love to perform and wish to learn more. BPI sessions and events are geared toward both learning and fun. BPI participants enjoy these activities in a college setting, utilizing several facilities throughout campus. Below are just some typical institute activities.

Workshop Topics:
  • Singing for Instrumentalists
  • History of Brass Instruments
  • Movement
  • Mixed Brass Ensembles
  • Learning the art of practicing and auditioning
  • Audition Excerpts
  • Daily individual lessons on your instrument
  • Master classes held by UD faculty and guest artists from the Dayton Philharmonic
Typical Extracurricular Activities:
  • Daily stretching
  • Chaperoned dinners at local restaurants
  • Dinner, bowling and pool in The Hangar (on campus)
  • Faculty recital
  • Visits to UD's state-of-the-art Rec Plex facility
  • Movie night 
  • A culminating Gala Recital, free and open to friends and family

  • $450 for commuting campers
  • $675 for overnight campers


Department of Music

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2946