Brass Instruments

A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips. Brass instruments are also called labrosones, literally meaning "lip-vibrated instruments".

There are several factors involved in producing different pitches on a brass instrument. Slides, valves, crooks (though they are rarely used today), or keys are used to change vibratory length of tubing, thus changing the available harmonic series, while the player's embouchure, lip tension and air flow serve to select the specific harmonic produced from the available series.

The view of most scholars (see organology) is that the term "brass instrument" should be defined by the way the sound is made, as above, and not by whether the instrument is actually made of brass. Thus one finds brass instruments made of wood, like the alphorn, the cornett, the serpent and the didgeridoo, while some woodwind instruments are made of brass, like the saxophone.

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University of Southern California

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,448 average out-state tuition; $53,448 average in-state tuition

The New England Conservatory of Music

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $46,100 average out-state tuition; $46,100 average in-state tuition

The Juilliard School

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,170 average out-state tuition; $43,170 average in-state tuition

Rice University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $44,900 average out-state tuition; $44,900 average in-state tuition

Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music

Four or more years; Public; $2,520 average out-state tuition; $2,520 average in-state tuition

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,700 average out-state tuition; $43,700 average in-state tuition

Vanderbilt University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $46,500 average out-state tuition; $46,500 average in-state tuition

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$25,000

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McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Florida Education Fund

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McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Florida Education Fund

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$17,000

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January 15, 2022
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Thomas Mishler Music Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

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Thomas Mishler Music Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

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$8,268

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February 15, 2022
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Music Center Spotlight Award

Music Center

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Music Center Spotlight Award

Music Center

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October 18, 2021
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Music Scholarship - Concordia College

Concordia College

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Music Scholarship - Concordia College

Concordia College

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Music Scholarship - Augustana College

Augustana College

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Marching Band Scholarship

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Texas Christian University

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Charles and Margenette A. Hinnant Music Scholarship

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Charles and Margenette A. Hinnant Music Scholarship

University of Mount Olive

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Student Arts Scholarship

Central Minnesota Arts Board

$1,500 February 22, 2022 See Details
 

Student Arts Scholarship

Central Minnesota Arts Board

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$1,500

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Barbara M. and Robert H. Shaw Music Scholarship

Monroe Community College

$1,000 October 31, 2021 See Details
 

Barbara M. and Robert H. Shaw Music Scholarship

Monroe Community College

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$1,000

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