Woodwind, Brass, Bands and Percussion Studies
UT’s instrumental music faculty members are active performers with extensive professional experience. Get in touch with them through the faculty directory or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Prescott, flute
Meg Cassell, oboe
Maurizio Venturini, bassoon
Theodore DeCorso, clarinet
Scott Devlin, saxophone
Aric Brian, trumpet
Richard Sparrow, horn
Don Zegel, trombone and euphonium
Jeffrey Traster, tuba
David Coash, percussion
University of Tampa Bands
Woodwind, brass and percussion players will find numerous performance opportunities at The University of Tampa as soloists and collaborators in a variety of ensembles. All bands welcome experienced musicians of every major. About half of the UT band members are pursuing majors other than music. Please complete a band membership application. Visit the UT Bands questions and answers Web page.
Wind Ensemble – The premiere wind and percussion ensemble at UT, the UT Wind Ensemble performs several concerts each semester. Repertoire includes music from all style periods, ranging from traditional works for concert band to the latest compositions for full and adjustable-size wind band. Students are assigned parts as required by each piece. The UT Wind Ensemble takes a three-day concert tour in the southeastern United States each spring semester. Membership is by audition at the beginning of fall semester.
Jazz Ensemble – A big band of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section that plays music of all styles from traditional swing to contemporary jazz. The UT Jazz Ensemble performs several times each semester, including a three-day concert tour in the southeastern United States each spring semester with the UT Wind Ensemble. Membership is by audition at the beginning of fall semester.
Spartan Band – The Spartan Band (pep band) performs up-tempo popular tunes at a variety of University athletic and promotional events and professional sporting events. Students play an important role in leadership, programming and arranging music. Membership is open to all UT students with high school band experience. Click here for IMPORTANT Spartan Band information!
Chamber Ensembles – Chamber ensembles of various sizes and instrumentation are formed each semester based upon student interest and faculty recommendation. All are coached by UT music faculty.
The UT Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble take a three-day concert tour in the southeastern United States every spring semester. The Spartan Band travels to one away game each semester. Band members serve as music ambassadors for the University on such trips. Meals, lodging and transportation are provided.
UT Summer Band Camp (middle and high school)
The UT Band Camp is a comprehensive music camp for woodwind, brass and percussion students in grades 7-12. The camp is sponsored by the Department of Music at The University of Tampa and led by UT Director of Bands Jeffrey L. Traster. | Learn More.