|Brass Studio of John Sizemore
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“Music can provide a lifetime of enjoyment that no other profession can offer. As a
result of my early training, I have traveled throughout the world, meeting wonderful
people and performing with great artists. Words cannot describe the joy that making
music has given me. My goal is to pass this love of music to my students, whether
they continue as performers, teachers, or more importantly, as lifelong lovers of
John Sizemore has earned the reputation as one of the country’s best brass teachers. His graduating seniors
are consistently among the best high school brass players in the United States. Students of John Sizemore
have been awarded music scholarships to virtually every major music school including, Julliard School,
Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Arizona State University,
University of Kentucky, North Texas University, Indiana University, Florida State University, University of South
Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama, and many other prestigious music departments.
Students in the studio range from beginners to professional brass players seeking specialized help in preparing
for auditions, increasing respiratory function or improving their fundamentals. Preparing for competitive
auditions plays a major role in the studio.
Students of John Sizemore have won chairs in the All-State Bands of North Carolina and South Carolina
more than two hundred times, including more than fifty first chair positions. In 2007, five of the top seven
tuba chairs in the South Carolina Senior All-State Band were filled by his students.
Three students of John Sizemore have been National Winners of the prestigious Music Teachers National
Association Solo Competition.
The Brass Studio of John Sizemore
“John Sizemore is a master teacher. His ability to convey an understanding of advanced concepts
regarding brass playing and his love of music are evidenced by the outstanding record of success
that his students consistently exhibit.”
Soloist and Professor of Trumpet at the
University of Kentucky