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General Information

The Brass Challenge provides an incredible and unique opportunity for middle school brass players to receive instruction from some of the area’s finest brass musicians. This beginner-friendly course features classes for trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, and euphonium and boasts a faculty comprised of exclusively Juilliard alumni. Students will be given robust instruction on fundamentals and valuable instrument-specific technical insights. Participants will leave the program more equipped with the knowledge and tools needed for long-term success playing their instrument. Don’t miss out! The program kicks off in August!

class DETAILS & program fees

Classes for the CYO Brass Challenge will be held on Monday and Tuesday nights at Bailey Middle School in Cornelius. No audition required. Specific class times are still to be announced, but registration is OPEN NOW! Please reference the calendar on our website for more info. Students should plan to arrive 10 minutes early to all classes to allow time for instrument setup and warmups.

  • $149 tuition for semester
  • 10% discount to families with multiple students
  • Limited number of financial scholarships available for those in need of financial assistance. Contact info@corneliusyouthorchestras.com for more information.



Member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and horn instructor at Davidson College


Member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and low brass instructor at Wingate Universty, Pfeiffer Universtiy, and CPCC


Member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and trumpet instructor at Davidson College