Dr. Spencer Brand
Dr. Spencer Brand is an active trumpeter, composer, and educator based in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Brand currently serves as Artist/Assistant Professor of Trumpet at McNeese State University. In this capacity, he teaches private trumpet lessons, coaches brass chamber music, and teaches Music Appreciation courses. Previously, Brand taught trumpet and music theory at Glendale Community College and coached brass at Mountain Ridge High School in Arizona.
While in Phoenix, Spencer was a performer and staff arranger for the Phoenix Brass Collective and served as the coordinator for the Young Artist Competition. Brand consistently performed with regional ensembles as Principal Trumpet/Cornet such as the MusicaNova Orchestra, Symphony of the Southwest, Chandler Symphony Orchestra, and the Salt River Brass. In 2018, Brand toured the Czech Republic with the Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra, performing in the Estates Theatre and Rudolfinum Hall.
Brand earned his DMA from Arizona State University and his research centers on Czech trumpet playing and repertoire. Brand’s investigation of Czech musical style encompasses interviews and consultation with famous Czech trumpet players, 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.