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Clendenin Brass Quintet

The Clendenin Brass Quintet is a scholarship ensemble funded by the Clendenin Family of Boulder, Colorado. Dr. W. Ritchie Clendenin served as Fresno State's trumpet professor and was the previous director of the group. He retired in 2002 after a distinguished teaching and performing career at Fresno State spanning 28 years. Following Dr. Clendenin’s retirement, Dr. Michael Caldwell served as director of the Clendenin Brass Quintet from 2002-2010. The directorship was then passed on to Dr. Nathan Soberalski during the academic year 2010-11. Currently the group is directed by Dr. Thomas Hiebert.


Selected by audition, the ensemble has earned reputation for excellence in brass chamber music. The group performs numerous concerts during the year, along with serving in a ceremonial and entertainment capacity on campus and throughout the community.


For more information regarding the Clendenin Brass Quintet, please contact the director, Dr. Thomas Hiebert.

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