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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Lamont School of Music

Newman Center for the Performing Arts


Kathleen Brantigan

Kathleen Brantigan

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tuba
Co-chair, Brass & Percussion

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 408
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Kathleen Aylsworth Brantigan is Executive Director and, along with husband Charles Brantigan, founder of The Denver Brass. She performs with The Denver Brass and is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Tuba at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music. Kathy hosted the 2006 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the Lamont School of Music. After serving for nine years as Treasurer of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association, she is currently a member of the Advisory Council. As a professional tubist, Kathy has performed in recital at the Moscow Conservatory of Music, the Russian Scientific Institute, on nationally televised Russian television, throughout most of Europe, at the International Music Festival in San Jose, Costa Rica, on tour for the Colombian Government and throughout Japan. She commissioned and premiered Rhapsody for Tuba at the Second International Women's Brass Conference in St. Louis. Kathy is the Executive Producer of 24 Denver Brass discs, and has collaborated with Klavier Recording Company on six additional Denver Brass discs. Kathy received her bachelor and master of music degrees from the University of Michigan. In addition to her musical pursuits, Kathy and her husband Chuck restore historic structures in downtown Denver and most recently the historic roundhouse in Como, CO. They are actively involved in planning and revitalization issues in Denver and are the parents of four sons.