The Brass Area features four full-time faculty who specialize on trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. Brass students at IUP will gain instruction and experience in solo, chamber, band, and orchestral performance.


Joe Herndon, Instructor of Trumpet

Heidi Lucas, Associate Professor of Horn

Jeremiah Umholtz, Assistant Professor of Trombone

Zach Collins, Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, Brass Area Coordinator

Brass Area Student Ensembles

Brass Ensemble

Trumpet Ensemble

Horn Ensemble

Trombone Ensemble

Tubaphonium Ensemble

Legacy Brass


Brass Area Audition Requirements

Tuba and Euphonium Studio Website

Tuba and Euphonium Studio Instagram

Recent Accomplishments

Logan Carnes (tuba), finalist, 2018 MTNA National Young Artist Solo Competition

Eileen Kane (horn), finalist in the 2014 MTNA National Young Artist Solo Competition

Senia Phillips (trombone), Marine Band music program

Recent Graduate School Placements

Baylor University

East Carolina University

Georgia State University

Middle Tennessee State University

Montclair State University

Oklahoma City University

Texas Christian University


University of Delaware

University of Maryland

Valdosta State University

Washington State University

IUP Brass Area Graduates Work In...

In school districts in Pennsylvania and throughout the US

Drum Corps International

Los Angeles Film Studios

US Military Bands