2022-2023 South Texas Brass Symposium

2022-2023 South Texas Brass Symposium

November 4-5, 2022

  • The Faculty Brass Trio Recital on November 4th has been postponed. We look forward to having you join us for a day of masterclasses and concerts on Saturday, November 5th.

The South Texas Brass Symposium was created in an effort to promote the performance, education and awareness of brass music in the South Texas region. Bringing world-class musicians and the area’s best professionals together at Del Mar College for masterclasses and performances will create unique learning opportunities for students, musicians and the general public. Please join us as we celebrate a rich and exciting repertoire of music for brass instruments.


  • Registration Information

    We are pleased to offer all events of the 2022-2023 South Texas Brass Symposium free of charge to the Del Mar College community, and we welcome attendees from far and wide to join us as we celebrate brass instruments in South Texas! We ask all attendees to fill out the free registration form online:

    Registration Form
    Note: Any high school or college students interested in performing in the All-State or Guest Artist masterclasses should complete the online registration form no later than Friday, October 28.

  • Schedule

    Schedule of Events:

    Friday, November 4 - new Date TBA

    7:30 p.m. – Recital: Del Mar College Faculty Brass Trio, featuring the winning composition of the 2022-2023 South Texas Brass Symposium Composition Competition in Wolfe Recital Hall

    Saturday, November 5

    1:00 p.m. – Masterclass: High School All-State

    • Trumpet: Daniel Miller (MUSA 101) - Cancelled
    • Horn: Karl Kemm (MUSA 203)
    • Low Brass: Donald Pinson (MUSA 102)


    2:30 p.m. – Guest Artist Masterclass

    • Bradley White (Low Brass – MUSA 102)
    • Matthew Vangjel (Trumpet – MUSA 101)


    4:30 p.m. – Recital: Brass Ensembles in Richardson Performance Hall

    7:30 p.m. – Recital: Matthew Vangjel, trumpet, and Bradley White, trombone in Wolfe Recital Hall 

    To view directions and campus map go to delmar.edu/maps.

Headlining Artists

Bradley WhiteBradley White joined the Houston Symphony in the fall of 2001 as Associate Principal and Second Trombone. He is a native Houstonian and earned his Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in 1993. He went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where he received a Master of Music in 1997. White has performed with Ambient Brass, the Houston Ballet and Grand Opera Orchestras, and the San Antonio, Atlanta and Hawaii Symphonies.


Matt VangjelMatthew Vangjel is the Associate Professor of Trumpet at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he teaches trumpet and coaches chamber music. Previously, he held positions at the University of Texas-San Antonio and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

In addition to his current duties at LSU, Vangjel is an active performer locally and nationally. Currently, he is a member of the Mirari Brass Quintet (Ariel Artists) with whom he maintains an active touring schedule both in the United States and abroad. Vangjel is also a member of the internationally acclaimed Fountain City Brass Band (FCBB), a British-style brass band based in Kansas City, KS. He can be heard as solo flugelhorn on all of the FCBB albums and as a featured soloist on Over the Rainbow and Celtic Impressions. Since the Fall of 2019, Vangjel has served as the principal trumpet of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and the Kansas City Symphony. His first solo album, Still and Quiet Places, was released by Summit Records in October of 2019.

Vangjel studied at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (DMA), the University of Michigan (MM), and James Madison University (BM- Music Education). His primary teachers include Keith Benjamin, Bill Campbell, Jim Kluesner, and Nancy Taylor.


Page last updated November 4, 2022.

Contact Information

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