Between Melbourne's two strict lockdowns in 2020, Ken Murray and I got together to experiment with recording ourselves. We made a recording of Sleepless, a hauntingly-beautiful piece by Caerwen Martin. Shoelace Creative made a video for the music so we could include it in the Guitar Perspectives Online Celebration. The full performance is available on YouTube.

I'm thrilled to have been profiled in the latest International Trumpet Guild Journal. ITG created a digital repository of back issues this year, and I’ve enjoyed reading many of the fascinating articles throughout lockdown!

Developed in collaboration with the American Brass Quintet, the Brass Quintet Repertoire Database is now up and running. This interactive, searchable database of original works written for brass quintet is designed to serve as a resource to performers, composers, concert presenters, and researchers. Particular attention has been paid to ensuring data is stored and presented in a manner which will help shed light on works by composers of underrepresented demographics.

Now available on iTunes minabel/SONY: Dai Fujikura: Turtle Totem, featuring a live performace by Ensemble Three.

Facutly from the Tianjin Juilliard School have released a video performance of 'Le jardin féerique' from Ravel's Ma mère l'Oye. Although Ravel didn't intend for trumpet to be included, we've added a bit!

Lyrebird Brass will be performing a concert on the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall on griday night, 19 June. Further information can be found on the MDCH website.

Faculty from the Tianjin Juilliard School and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory will be combining for a brass quintet concert on 3 February at 4pm in YST's Conservatory Concert Hall, following which I will give a masterclass for trumpet students.

Upcoming performances and masterclasses for the Tianjin Juilliard School in Shenzen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Qingdao, and Beijing.

New Yamaha Artist video part of Yamaha Australia's "Backstage" series, featuring Frankie....and me playing some Bach and Scelsi.

Now available on iTunes by ABC Classics: Andrew Schultz: Century, with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra under Hamish McKeich. Includes Symphony No. 3 ‘Century’, Op. 91, Peace, Op. 93, and August Offensive, Op. 92.

I have been appointed the trumpet teacher at the Tianjin Juilliard School, commencing in their 2019-2020 school year. For information on the school, please visit

Despite Our Silent Elders, Ensemble Three's latest album, featuring works by Katy Abbott, Christian O'Brien, Andrew Ford, Jane Hammond, Elliott Hughes, and Harry Sdraulig is now available.

Ensemble Three US Tour
Performance at USC: 13 Feb 2019
Princeton Residency: 19-21 Feb 2019
More dates to come

Upcoming Recitals
Trumpet and Organ recital with Anthony Halliday
St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brunswick West VIC
Sunday, 11 Nov 2018 4pm

Recital with Tomomi Kondo and Anthony Halliday
Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak West VIC
Monday, 10 Dec 2018

Trumpet and Organ recital with Anthony Halliday
St Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne VIC
Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

On period instruments Scots' Church, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 7:30pm

I'm excited to host the incredible Rex Richardson later this year for a performance with the Melbourne Conservatorium of...

Posted by Joel Brennan on Thursday, August 23, 2018

The orchestra tour came to a rousing conclusion with a fantastic performance in Shanghai last night. Incredibly proud of...

Posted by Melbourne Brass - Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on Saturday, September 29, 2018

We were incredibly fortunate to hear the amazing Jon Faddis at Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai last night. The playing...

Posted by Melbourne Brass - Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on Friday, September 28, 2018

A look back at last week's MCM Brass Day, generously sponsored by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Australian...

Posted by Melbourne Brass - Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on Saturday, May 19, 2018

A new, 300 page Charlier Grand Method. 1 Year in the making from the biggest names in the business. Play the first...

Posted by qPress Music Publishing on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Now available on iTunes by ABC Classics: Punch: The Brass Music of Katy Abbott, featuring Cross Sections for solo trumpet and trombone with brass ensemble, Midnight Songs and undercurrenT with Ensemble Three, and Punch for brass ensemble.

The Victorian Music Teachers' Association was kind enough to request an interview with me for the most recent volume of "their "Music and the Teacher" (Vol 43:2 Spring 2017).


Queen's Birthday Brass Concert! Here is a little taste of tomorrow's brass chamber music concert, organised by students at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM). The concert winners and finalists of the 2016 MCM Chamber Music Competition, recipients of the inaugural Athenaeum Club, Melbourne Prize, and summer fellows of the 2017 Yale Summer School of Music / Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. The program will include Bruce Adolphe - Triskellion William Lovelock - Miniature Suite Enrique Crespo - Suite Americana Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story Suite Monday 12 June 2017, 6:30pm St Carthages Catholic Church, Parkville Free!

Posted by Melbourne Brass - Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Heading back to Melbourne after an enriching week at the International Trumpet Guild (Official) Conference. I had a...

Posted by Joel Brennan on Sunday, June 4, 2017

A pleasure to have taken part in this.

Posted by Joel Brennan on Monday, March 27, 2017

Preparing for Saturday night's performance of Grisey's "Quatre chants" at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM)...

Posted by Joel Brennan on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

This seems a lifetime ago. Japanese premier of Dai Fujikura's "Crushing Twister." As exciting as the title suggests!

Posted by Joel Brennan on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Christmas Concert! German Trinity Lutheran Church, 7pm. Fasch Concerto, Handel Suite, Biber Sonata, Carols & more!

Posted by Joel Brennan on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hottest Messiah performance of my life. Seriously: 42°C (108°F) out today.

Posted by Joel Brennan on Saturday, December 19, 2015

Excited to play with Les Craythorn and the EMS Synthi 100 today

Posted by Joel Brennan on Friday, April 22, 2016