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December, 19, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM




Garrett Klein

Garrett Klein
Abigail Pack

Abigail Pack
Randy Kohlenberg

Randy Kohlenberg
Justin Worley

Justin Worley

Polish Your Brass! Achieving a Golden Brass Section Sound

Clinic Synopsis:

The brass faculty from UNC Greensboro will present an engaging clinic on how to quickly get a student brass section sounding like professionals. We’re all looking for that "golden" brass sound, which is achieved through efficient air use, impeccable intonation, and beautiful balance. The UNCG brass faculty will present instrument-specific tips as well as techniques to build teamwork amongst your brass section. UNCG brass students will perform brass excerpts and will be coached by the clinicians.

Garrett Klein - Biographical Information

Trumpet artist Garrett Klein has garnered an international reputation for his varied performing career and dedicated teaching. He is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at UNC Greensboro where he leads the Trumpet Studio, coaches the Graduate Brass Quintet, and directs the Trumpet Ensemble. He has previously served on the faculties of St. Olaf College and Gustavus Adolphus College. Aside from his teaching, Garrett is the Principal Trumpet of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and Principal Solo Cornet with North Carolina Brass Band. He is a former member of the world-renowned Dallas Brass and toured the nation with that ensemble for five years. He has also appeared as a guest musician with Charlotte Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. A new music advocate, Garrett has worked with composers to commission new works for trumpet, presenting newly composed works at three International Trumpet Guild Conferences. Garrett earned his DMA and MM degrees at Arizona State University, along with a Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy. Prior to ASU, he studied at the prestigious Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Garrett Klein is an endorsing artist for Conn-Selmer and proudly performs on Vincent Bach trumpets.

Abigail Pack - Biographical Information

Dr. Abigail Pack, Professor of Horn at the University of NC - Greensboro, a native of Roanoke, Virginia, holds degrees from East Carolina University (BMA), University of Iowa (MM), and University of Wisconsin-Madison (DMA) where she was a Bolz Teaching Fellow. She has held faculty positions at James Madison University, Knox College in Galesburg, IL, Western State College in Gunnison, CO, and has taught privately for over 25 years. She regularly hosts state and regional horn conferences and maintains a blog for horn teachers, students, and artists ( An avid symphony player, Dr. Pack has performed or held positions with the Barton Symphony Orchestra, Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Wintergreen Summer Music Festival Orchestra, the Southwest Chamber Orchestra, and the internationally esteemed Monarch Brass. She currently performs with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Greensboro Opera, Opera Roanoke, Amici Musicorum, and regularly joins the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Greensboro Symphony, and Winston Salem Symphony. She is also a founding member of the System 5 Brass Quintet.  Other venues have included performances with the Iowa Brass Quintet, North Carolina Brass Band, Western Slope Brass Band, Massanutten Brass Band, and the Southeast Chamber Brass. Recent performance and presentation highlights include national and international clinics, presentations, and performances such as the annual Southeast Horn Conference, the Western International Band Conference, and the American Band College in the Pacific Northwest in Oregon and Washington. Other performances and presentations include the National Flute Association (Washington D.C. with the Montpelier Winds), several International Horn Symposiums (University of Cape Town, South Africa, University of Alabama, and Ithaca College), the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference (Chicago 2003, 2008, 2022), the Kennedy Center of The Performing Arts (Washington), and the International Double Reed Conference (Athens, GA).  She can be heard on the Centaur Record label.

Randy Kohlenberg - Biographical Information

Randy Kohlenberg has performed in concert and at trombone workshops throughout the United States and abroad. He is the Director of Graduate Studies in Music and Assistant Director of the School of Music. Having taught in the public schools in Texas and colleges in Oklahoma and Iowa, Dr. Kohlenberg holds the PhD in music from the University of Oklahoma. School of Music Teacher of the Year (2000) his students have been consistent winners of teaching position searches, ensemble auditions, solo competitions, and all-state tryouts. Dr. Kohlenberg is a Past-President and continuing member of the Board of the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators, a member of the Board of the International Mentoring Association and currently the Chair of the International Relations Committee. He continues to perform as a member of the Market Street Brass Quintet, and as a member of the Rokoko-Duette, a trombone-marimba duo, he performed a recital in New York at the Carnegie Recital Hall. Dr. Kohlenberg is the editor of several monumental works for trombone and author of numerous books and trombone related articles. Known for his work as founder and curator of the Glenn D. Bridges Archive-Library, Dr. Kohlenberg is a lifetime member (since 1972) of the International Trombone Association, was the Archivist (1980-2010), and held the position of Secretary and Board Member (1980-1992).

Justin Worley - Biographical Information

Justin Worley, originally from Atlanta, GA, has just recently completed the D.M.A. degree in tuba performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At UNCG he was the assistant for the tuba studio and he currently teaches a course in electronic music. Justin has earned a B.M. from Columbus (GA) State University and a M.M. from Boston University. He is a member of the newly formed North Carolina Brass Band and can be heard on their debut CD First in Flight. Justin was a semi-finalist for the 2013 Leonard Falcone International Tuba-Euphonium Competition and was invited to perform in the live round of the 2013 Lieksa Brass Week Competition in Lieksa, Finland. Recently, Justin performed as a soloist with the UNCG Symphony Orchestra. Justin has also performed as a member of the Columbus State University Wind Ensemble on the CD releases titled Visions and Synergy as well as performed with the Columbus State Trombone Choir at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. While at Boston University, Justin was the Assistant Conductor of the All-Campus Concert Band, performing with the ensemble as a conductor as well as a soloist. Justin has also performed as a substitute tubist the Alabama Symphony, The LaGrange Symphony (GA), The Boston Civic Symphony, and the Wellesley Symphony (MA).