I am an active teaching and Performing artist in southern California. i primarily perform educational outreach concerts with my brass quintet, Two Button BRass, for schools in the LAUSD. I also teach at LAmusArt, an arts school established in 1945 that serves the community of East Los Angeles. There I teach low-cost private lessons as well as coach the orchestral wind sectionals weekly.


I post regularly on my Youtube Channel, so be sure to check there for new arrangements, product reviews, and tutorials!

In addition to performing and teaching, I also compose and arrange music. My Arrangements are for sale at  I arrange mostly for my brass quintet but have recently branched out into smaller settings (see my new duet book!)


Next Generation Trumpet Competition

After 2 other adjudicated rounds, I was selected as one of 6 finalists in the inaugural NGTC. The competition featured over 30 trumpet soloists from around the world, competing and engaging in a virtual competition over the course of a week.

Each competitor would have to record a selection of 15 newly commissioned trumpet etudes, written in a contemporary style. Many of these works utilized extended techniques, making them a challenge to prepare and record.


with city of West Hollywood

Earlier, Two Button Brass recorded a full concert with commentary for the city of West Hollywood.

the concert will be streamed and available to watch for free from Oct 1-oct 31.


Stay tuned for details.


(Fountains of Rome)

Announcing a new e-series all about excerpts! Members of Two Button brass attempt another instruments orchestral instruments. With only 5 minutes on the clock, tune in each week to find out who will be dubbed the winner.


It's a fun way to learn about excerpts and not take ourselves too seriously!


© 2020 by CHRIS O'BRIEN