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ABOUT

Dr. Spencer Brand is an active trumpeter, composer, and educator based in Phoenix, AZ. Brand currently teaches Trumpet and Aural Perception at Glendale Community College, AZ as an Adjunct Faculty. Additionally, he directs the Trumpet and Brass Ensembles at Mountain Ridge High School. Spencer is a performer and staff arranger for the Phoenix Brass Collective and serves as the coordinator for the annual PBC Young Artist Competition. Brand is a member of the MusicaNova Orchestra, and is the new Principal Trumpet of the Chandler Symphony for the 2022-23 concert season. In 2018, Brand toured the Czech Republic with the Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra, performing in the Estates Theatre and Rudolfinum Hall.

 

Active as a composer, Brand has been commissioned to write music for various performers including the University of Minnesota Symphonic Band, Winona State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chicago Public Schools and others. His music is often inspired and explores Minnesota nature, and he has presented on nature in Edvard Grieg’s music.

 

Brand earned his DMA from Arizona State University where his research centered on Czech trumpet playing and repertoire. Brand’s investigation of Czech musical style led to interviews and consultation with famous Czech trumpet players for his doctoral project, including the creation of a catalogue of over 200 Czech solo works for trumpet. Brand received his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance and Composition at Arizona State and holds a BMus in Trumpet Performance with a Management Minor from the University of Minnesota. Brand is an active member of the International Trumpet Guild and the Society of Composers, Inc. His teachers include David Hickman, David Baldwin, Robert Dorer, Ladislav Kozderka, and Albert Moore.