Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University


Drum Corps Summer Music Workshop

MUSM 495 / 595

STEP #1: Join the Minnesota Brass or Chops Drum & Bugle Corps

Minnesota Brass Quick FactsMinnesota Brass Summer Music Workshop

  • Season runs from January to September
  • All age corps, with an age range from 17 - 60 years old
  • 20 performances each season, including parades and competitive field shows
  • 150+ members march, teach, support, and administrate each season
  • Celebrated 60th Anniversary in 2006
  • DCA Percussion Champions 2003-04
  • DCA Best Frontline 2001, 2004-05
  • Top 10 DCA corps for 16 years running
  • Brass and percussion sponsored by Dynasty USA

STEP #2: Register for MUSM 495 (undergraduate credit) or MUSM 595 (graduate credit)


Follow directions to request a student id (usually issued within 48 hours by email)

Use your new student id number to register for MUSM 495 (undergraduate credit) or MUSM 595 (graduate credit):

MUSM 495 Section 56
Course ID 001223

MUSM 595 Section 56
Course ID 001224

STEP #3: Email the instructor for details on your assignment and due date.

Mr. Glen Tuomaala
SCSU - 227 Performing Arts Center

720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301


Based on your experience as a member of the Minnesota Brass Drum & Bugle Corps choose a specific musical, movement/marching, or organizational/logistics topic, and write a minimum two page instructional document describing in detail the chosen topic followed by a complete description of how it was addressed in rehearsals and performances. Advice from instructors and staff may be included in the document as well as your own viewpoint on the best teaching methods for the specific topic.

The finished document will serve as a resource for music and movement/marching teachers as well as future members of the Minnesota Brass Drum & Bugle Corps. With permission of the student, the final document will be posted online on the web site of the St. Cloud State University Department of Music as a resource for other students and teachers.

Chordal Warm-Ups by Nathan Mitchell
Minnesota Brass Summer Music Workshop Final Project - August, 2008


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