Atlanta Chamber Brass Educational Concerts

A strong emphasis on music education is a primary focus of the Atlanta Chamber Brass. Educational programs including Pictures at an ExhibitionAll That Brass, Music Around The World and American Music all include multimedia presentations which help to enrich all facets of our presentations. Interdisciplinary studies of history, science, math, language arts and art are combined with music to give the student a broad based educational experience. Our programs are intended for a wide range of ages from K-12.


Pictures at an Exhibition

The American Chamber Brass travels through time as we explore art and music and how they are interwoven. This performance shows the strong correlation between music and artistic movements over five centuries.


  • Mussorgsky: Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition

  • Gabrielli. Canzona Septimi No 2

  • Mozart: Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

  • Schumann: Reveries from Scenes from Childhood

  • Dvorak: Slavonic Fantasy

  • Debussy: Claire de Lune

  • Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

  • Ellington: It Don’t Mean a Thing

  • Copland: Down a Country Lane

  • Ellington: It Don’t Mean a Thing

  • Plog: Four Sketches

Georgia Music Standards: GM6, GM7, GM8, GM9

Related Subjects: Social Studies, Art

Vocabulary: Baroque, Surrealism Expressionism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Pointallism, Romanticism, Revery


All That Brass

All That Brass offers students a look at the instruments of the brass family. This program will give an overview of the size and capabilities of the different instruments as well as how they each perform different roles in a musical context. Students will participate in by singing as a group (GM 1), analyzing and describing music including differences in timbre, dynamics pitch and tempo (GM 6). Students will also listen to music from different historical periods (GM 9).


  • Dukas: Fanfare for La Peri

  • Bach: My Spirit Be Joyful.

  • Marais: La Basque

  • Fillmore: Lassus Trombone

  • Bernstein: I Feel Pretty

  • Idina Menzel - Let It Go

Vocabulary: Brass, Trumpet, (French) Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Duet, Ensemble


Music Around the World

The ACB will explore music from many different countries, cultures and historical time periods. This will include Italy, Germany/Austria, Argentina, Tunisia, Russia, France and the United States. Students will learn about how music serves as a key component along with
other performing arts including, ballet and film as well as artistic movements such as romanticism and impressionism. Musical periods include the baroque, classical, romantic and modern periods.


  • Rossini: Barber of Seville

  • Bach: Chorale

  • Bach: Contrapunctus I.

  • Mozart: Eine Kliene Nachtmusik

  • Gillespie-A Night in Tunisia

  • Piazzolla: Libertango

  • Tchaikovsky: Trepak from the Nutcracker

  • Debussy: Girl with the Flaxen Hair

  • Gershwin: An American in Paris

  • Bernstein: America from West Side Story

Georgia Music Standards: GM2, GM6, GM8, GM9, GM10

Related Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts, Math

Vocabulary: Ballet, Impressionism, Romanticism, Opera, Jazz, Ballet, Musical, Impressionism,
Composer, Fugue

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American Music

The ACB will tell the story of American music and it’s influences of Jazz, and Pop. Students will learn about composers including Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein. Students will learn the strong correlations between music and important historical periods in the 20 the Century including the Roaring Twenties, World War II, and the Civil Rights era.


  • Mitchell: Fanfare

  • Handy: St Louis Blues

  • Ellington: It Don’t Mean A Thing

  • Miller: Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood

  • Gershwin: An American In Paris

  • Gershwin: Selections from Porgy and Bess

  • Copland: Grover’s Corners

  • Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story

Georgia Music Standards: GM2, GM4,GM6, GM9

Related Subjects: Social Studies, Language Arts

Vocabulary: Blues, Jazz, Swing Music, Serenade, Fanfare, Opera, Civil Rights, Roaring Twenties, Expatriate