Clendenin Brass Quintet

Dr. Thomas Hiebert (Director)

Brass Quintet

The Clendenin Brass Quintet

The Clendenin Brass Quintet is a scholarship ensemble funded by the generosity of the Clendenin Family of Boulder, Colorado. Dr. W. Ritchie Clendenin served as the trumpet professor and 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 in 2002 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.


The members of the quintet are:

Evan Johnson (Trumpet, Senior, Music Education Major)
Paul Lujan (Trumpet, Senior, Music Education Major)
Jerry Phanthamany (Horn, Senior, Horn Performance Major)
Nicholas Barker (Trombone/Euphonium, Graduate, Trombone Performance Major)
Matthew Sanchez (Bass Trombone/Tuba, Senior, Music Education Major)