Faculty Ensembles

Louisville BrassLouisville Brass Sept 2023

Devin Cobleigh-Morrison, Horn
Brett Shuster, Trombone
Dr. Reese Land, Trumpet
Clinton McCanless, Tuba

Founded in 1993, the Louisville Brass is the resident brass quintet at the University of Louisville School of Music. Comprised of School of Music faculty, the Louisville Brass is committed to artistic performance and accessible education to musicians from all walks of life. Recital programs are guaranteed to encompass repertoire from diverse genres and eras, and clinics are offered in group, individual, and sectional settings. Louisville Brass frequently tours internationally, most recently performing around Ecuador, and collaborating with the Falsa Percussion Ensemble in various cities throughout Japan. 

The Louisville brass is fortunate to have local professionals, Alex Schwarz and Noah Dugan, and University of Louisville faculty Ansyn Banks as artists to complete our ensemble.  

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 Leanne Hampton, flute; Jennifer Potochnic, oboe; Matthew Nelson, clarinet; Devin Cobleigh-Morrison, horn; and Francisco Joubert, bassoon.

 Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Michael Tracy, saxophones
Ansyn Banks, trumpet
Craig Wagner, guitar
Gabe Evens, piano
Chris Fitzgerald, bass
Mike Hyman, drums

 The UofL Faculty Jazz Ensemble actively performs on campus, regionally and internationally.   Its members have shared the stage and recording studios with jazz masters and emerging artists.  The Ensemble’s repertoire features new compositions and arrangements written especially for the group by its members and other composers, as well as established literature from throughout the jazz idiom.   Master class, workshops and concerts have been presented at the Jazz Educator’s Network and Kentucky Music Educator’s conferences.    Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Poland Republic of Georgia, Russia and the United Kingdom are a few of the counties where the faculty have traveled.  In addition, many of the faculty are longtime members of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops.   The Ensemble recently released ‘Beyond the Horizon’, a CD featuring compositions and arrangements by faculty and jazz alumni.

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.