The Florida State Brass Quintet

 


Chris Moore, trumpet, Michelle Stebleton, horn, Paul Ebbers, tuba, John Drew, trombone, Bryan Goff, trumpet

The Florida State Brass Quintet, representing the performing artist faculty at Florida State University, was established in 1975. They have performed in hundreds of concerts and master classes throughout the Southeastern United States and have performed, by invitation at the national conventions of the Music Educators National Conference and the National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors. The Quintet's first European Concert Tour featured several works written especially for them and included their New York City debut in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall and several concerts in Italy and Germany. They traveled again to Germany on a second European Concert Tour by invitation of the Ministry of Culture in Rheinland-Pfalz.

They were invited to present a featured performance at the 1998 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. There they presented Robert Suderburg's Concert Passages, a work commissioned by the FSU School of Music and recently premiered by the FSBQ.

During November, 1998 the quintet traveled on a 10 concert Conservatory Tour '98 which culminated with a Washington, D.C. performance in the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater.

During October, 2000 the group's travel included concerts at several major universities in the Midwest, culminating with their second appearance in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City in their  25th Anniversary Tour.

In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule as a quintet, the individual members have sustained a full-time teaching schedule in the Florida State University College of Music and are involved in numerous other musical activities, including principal positions in the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

Their first compact disk recording, Strophes of the Night and Dawn was released internationally in March, 1997 by Crystal Recordings.