Faculty Ensembles

Louisville Brass

Bruce Heim, Horn
Brett Shuster, Trombone
Dr. Reese Land, Trumpet
Clinton McCanless, Tuba

Founded in 1993, Louisville Brass is the resident brass chamber ensemble at the University of Louisville School of Music. Comprised exclusively of School of Music faculty, Louisville Brass is committed to artistic performance and to the sharing of knowledge of literature and styles through clinics and master classes. The ensemble is well-versed in a wide range of styles, and the repertoire list ranges from the Renaissance to jazz. The members of Louisville Brass are Reese Land, trumpet; Bruce Heim, horn; Brett Shuster, trombone; and Clinton McCanless, tuba.

Louisville Winds

The Louisville Winds is the resident woodwind faculty ensemble of the School of Music. The ensemble benefits from decades of chamber music experience, its members having performed both nationally and internationally. They continue a tradition started in the 1970's of performing the standard quintet repertoire as well as commissioning and premiering new works. The members of the Louisville Winds are Kathleen Karr, flute; Jennifer Potochnic, oboe; Dallas Tidwell, clarinet; Bruce Heim, horn; and Matthew Karr, bassoon.

Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Jason Tiemann, John La Barbera, Jim Connerley, Craig Wagner, Chris Fitzgerald, Ansyn Banks, Tyrone Wheeler, Mike Tracy, Jerry Tolson

String Quartet

Founded in 1946, the quartet has had many illustrious members, including Sidney and Teresa Harth, Paul Kling, Grace Whitney, Virginia Schneider, Michael Davis, David Updegraff, Guido Lamell, Guillermo Helguera, Susannah Onwood, Peter McHugh and others. Since its formation, the quartet has presented hundreds of performances for audiences of all ages. The quartet has quickly established itself as one of the finest ensembles in the region, receiving enthusiastic and critical acclaim. Listeners are overwhelmed by the quartet's energy, excitement, and youthful vigor. The freshness they bring to standard and new repertoire alike is truly unique, and their performances leave audiences uplifted and enthralled.