CSOBI High School Program

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2023 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Brass Institute High School Program

June 5 - June 12, 2023

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Brass Institute, High School Program, is an intensive educational and performance opportunity for high school brass players from Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and East Central Indiana. 

Held on the beautiful campus of Miami University, June 5 through June 12, 2023, the participants will work closely with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Brass section and Miami University Faculty. With the support of the Miami University College of Creative Arts and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, this program is being offered without cost

Through an audition process, applicants will be invited to participate in either the Scholars Program or the Academy Program. The week long Scholars Program will emphasize the fundamentals of high-level brass playing while exploring the world of brass chamber music. Chamber ensembles will perform high-profile concerts in both Cincinnati and Oxford. In addition to the training, students will also be given the opportunity to participate in other activities such as attending a live rehearsal with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The Academy Program will consist of 2 full days where participants will work with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and instructors from Miami University on the fundamentals of brass playing. Topics such as tone production, intonation, rhythm, and articulation will be emphasized.

After the success of last year's inaugural Brass Institute, we're ecstatic to bring this program back for another year. This is an opportunity to study at the highest level and experience music-making as you never have before!

Campus Arrival

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Presser Hall

Daily transportation from locations throughout southwestern Ohio to and from Miami’s campus in Oxford Ohio will be provided, or students can be dropped off each morning at Presser Hall for instruction at 9:30 am. Pick-up times will vary. If you need more information regarding specifics of pick-up and drop-off, please send an email to CSOBrass@miamioh.edu.


Students will be provided with a meal card to cover the cost of daily lunches, and each day students will be greeted with a continental breakfast.  Meal cards may have additional funds for snacks based on daily lunch prices. Students may bring additional snack money if they see fit.

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