Lincoln Memorial University

The Gaudete Brass Quintet Summer Seminar


The Gaudete Brass Quintet Summer Seminar is a four-day event open to college, adult amateur, and professional brass performers. The event will feature performances by the Gaudete Brass Quintet, ensemble coachings, open master classes, and discussion of the elements of chamber music performance.


Seminar/Instruction will run from: July 6 thru 9th, 9am-6pm and will culminate with a concert on Sunday, July 9th, at 3pm.


* Public Performance: July 9th, 2017 at 3 p.m.

To Register -click here.  ****THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED******


Participants who reside on campus will stay in LMU’s lovely residence halls. Whether you are in a suite or a single room, each room has a private bath, along with access to a microwave, fridge and stove. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided in the LMU cafeteria. If you prefer to stay off campus, or if you live close by and want to commute from home, we do offer a nonresidential rate.


Gaudete (gow-day-tay) is a form of the Latin word for “Joy.” We support the idea that chamber music, even (and perhaps especially) the serious kind, can powerfully communicate both the poignant and the exuberant.

Since 2004, the Gaudete Brass Quintet has committed itself to presenting serious brass chamber music through compelling concerts, commissioning new works and adventurous recordings. The group has engaged in live performances at venues such as Merkin Hall and Symphony Space in New York City and Millennium Park in Chicago, commissioned new works from noted composers such as David Sampson, Jonathan Newman, John Cheetham, Steven Bryant and Stacy Garrop, and appeared on radio broadcasts on WFMT in Chicago and Nashville Public Radio.

While keeping this rigorous performance schedule, Gaudete has recorded three albums: Brass Outings (2006), winner of the CDBaby Editors’ Choice distinction and nominee for Just Plain Folks Best Classical Chamber Album; Conversations in Time with organist R. Benjamin Dobey (2011, Pro Organa); and Chicago Moves, produced by Grammy winner Judith Sherman and featuring several of its commissioned works (2012, Cedille Records).

The quintet has also presented educational programs and concerts at prominent institutions including The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, and Arizona State University and starting in the fall of 2013 the GBQ has joined Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts faculty as ensemble-in-residence.

Instructors/ group members:

  • Bill Baxtresser- Trumpet
  • Charles Russell Roberts - Trumpet
  • Philip Kassel - Horn
  • Paul Von Hoff - Trombone
  • Scott Tegge - Tuba

Participants must be 18+ years of Age.

Early Registration by June 1st:

Residential Package: includes housing & meals (Monday breakfast – Friday lunch): $175

Non-Residential Package: (includes lunch Monday-Friday): $110

Registration after June 1st:

Residential Package: includes housing & meals (Thursday breakfast – Sunday lunch): $210

Non-Residential Package: (includes lunch Thurs-Sunday): $125


For more information about the camp, please contact Jeffrey at or call at 423-869-7219.


423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752