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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Matching Brass Instruments Colleges

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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Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

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Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

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$25,000

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2021 Emerging Artist Scholarship

Academy of Art University

Up to $3,000 March 15, 2021 See Details
 

2021 Emerging Artist Scholarship

Academy of Art University

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Up to $3,000

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March 15, 2021
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College Arts Scholarship

The Arts Council of Brazos Valley

$5,200 March 19, 2021 See Details
 

College Arts Scholarship

The Arts Council of Brazos Valley

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$5,200

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March 19, 2021
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CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

$3,000 April 30, 2021 See Details
 

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

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$3,000

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April 30, 2021
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The Sven and Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Scholarship

Alaska Community Foundation

Up to $2,500 April 08, 2021 See Details
 

The Sven and Lorraine Eriksson Alaska Scholarship

Alaska Community Foundation

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Up to $2,500

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April 08, 2021
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Angela Svendsen Memorial Scholarship

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington

$2,000 March 31, 2021 See Details
 

Angela Svendsen Memorial Scholarship

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington

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$2,000

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March 31, 2021
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AFSA Art Merit Award

American Foreign Service Association

Up to $3,500 March 15, 2021 See Details
 

AFSA Art Merit Award

American Foreign Service Association

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Up to $3,500

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March 15, 2021
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Mary Dumm Memorial Music Scholarship

Prince George's Community College

Up to $1,000 June 01, 2021 See Details
 

Mary Dumm Memorial Music Scholarship

Prince George's Community College

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Up to $1,000

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June 01, 2021
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Margaret Desmond Hughes Scholarship

Butte College

$500 March 12, 2021 See Details
 

Margaret Desmond Hughes Scholarship

Butte College

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$500

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March 12, 2021
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Geoffrey and Arlene King Music Scholarship

University of South Carolina at Aiken, Office of Advancement

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Geoffrey and Arlene King Music Scholarship

University of South Carolina at Aiken, Office of Advancement

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