Performances : Rafael Mendez Brass Institute

Rafael Mendez Brass Institute

Honoring the legendary trumpet virtuoso, Rafael Méndez (1906-1981), the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute is an intensive one-week summer seminar that focuses on technical skills, chamber music performance, and careers in music.  Participants perform in brass ensembles and master classes, coached by some of the foremost brass faculty in the nation.

The Rafael Méndez Brass Institute is an enormously rewarding opportunity for brass musicians of all ages and abilities. To find out more about attending the institute, please visit  www.mendezbrassinstitute.com.

Throughout the week there are many free public concerts featuring our world-renowned faculty, including performances by The Denver Brass and the Denver Municipal Band.


2016 - Free Concert Schedule

All concerts listed below are all free and open to the general public. No tickets are required.

Concerts will be at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80208. Check each date to see which concert hall the event will be held in below.



Sunday, July 10, 2016
The Denver Brass
“Brass on the Red Carpet”
8:00 pm
Hamilton Recital Hall

Monday, July 11, 2016
Darren Kramer – Electric Trombone DJ
Live DJ Remix of Originals & Covers
7:30 pm – Integrated Concert/Lecture
Hamilton Recital Hall

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Artist Faculty Recital
7:30 pm
Hamilton Recital Hall

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Summit Brass Soloists with The Denver Municipal Band
7:30 pm
Gates Concert Hall

Saturday, July 16, 2016
RMBI Participant Chamber Recital #1
9:30 am
Hamilton Recital Hall

RMBI Participant Chamber Recital #2
1:30 pm
Hamilton Recital Hall

Summit Brass Finale Concert
7:30 pm
Gates Concert Hall


2016 Rafael Méndez Brass Institute