What is Brass Out Loud?

Brass Out Loud, BOLD for short, is a non profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in brass seminars and the general brass community. Brass Out Loud was originally founded to launch our inaugural virtual workshop and has since expanded to serve many other purposes. Founders Rebecca Karu, Kate Amrine, and Melissa Muñoz began planting the seeds for this new online workshop in the summer of 2020. After four months of logistical planning, Brass Out Loud became a reality and launched in October 2020.
Brass Out Loud’s first virtual workshop occurred January 8–10, 2021. The workshop was designed for all brass players everywhere, with an inclusive faculty of all backgrounds, races, and genders. The classes offered ranged from instrument-specific performance seminars to discussion panels on how to be anti-racist in our current state as a society. 
As a way to begin highlighting our faculty’s perspectives and experiences, Brass Out Loud started a new Facebook Live series titled, “BOLD Chats," where founders interview musicians about how they have persevered through social obstacles, dealt with the challenges COVID-19 has created, as well as how their ideal brass community looks and functions. 


 

Meet The Board of Directors

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Abbie Conant

Trombone

Professor at Saatliche Hochschule
für Musik, Trossingen

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Billy R. Hunter Jr.

Trumpet

Metropolitan Opera
Professor at University of 
Texas at Austin

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Kevin Fenske

Euphonium

Director of Texas Low

Brass Academy

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Jazmín Morales

Violinist/Activist/Administrator

Assistant Director of Colburn

School's Center for Innovation
and 
Community Impact

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Cole Wilson

Percussionist/

Events Program Assistant at

Annette Strauss Institute for
Civic Life at the University of Texas

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Daniel Trahey

Musician/Educator/

Innovator/Entrepreneur

Co-creator of Baltimore Symphony

Orchestra's "OrchKids" program

Meet The Founders

Rebecca Karu

Rebecca Karu

Horn
Mind Over Practice: Integrated 

Perspectives on Health & Performance
Adjunct Professor at
Ocean County College

Kate Amrine

Kate Amrine

Trumpet

Spark Duo, eGALitarian Brass,
Kings County Brass

Adjunct Instructor at
New
York University

Melissa Muñoz

Melissa Muñoz

Trumpet

eGALitarian Brass

Adjunct Instructor at 

Cheshire Academy

Admin at Kaufman Music Center