Musicians of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University founded C Street Brass in 2007. With their distinct interpretations and unified sound, the quintet has quickly established itself as a leading ensemble in the Mid-Atlantic region. Placing a premium on concert presentation, C Street Brass' vast repertoire is drawn from the standards of brass quintet literature, classical pops, contemporary music, as well as unique transcriptions from all genres. The group's dynamic stage presence coupled with wildly entertaining theatrics quickly establishes a strong, personal connection with audiences. Mentored by trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, (formerly of Canadian Brass, and Meridian Arts Ensemble) C Street Brass has received high acclaim from world renowned musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, and Eric Ewazen. In concert, the group has dazzled audiences spanning from the East Coast to the Midwest. C Street Brass is also committed to the advancement of brass quintet repertoire and has commissioned several pieces. Most recently, the group commissioned the work, "Two Pieces for Brass Quintet and Organ" by the composer David Conte and gave its premiere with world renown organist and scholar, Donald Sutherland. In 2010, C Street Brass was featured as the guest solo ensemble with the National Honor Band of America and performed at the Kennedy Center. The group holds residencies at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church and WBJC the classical radio voice of Baltimore. The ensemble regularly makes appearances on a variety chamber music concert series including: Music at Penn Alps, Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Church of the Little Flower, "Music at Noon" at the Academy Art Museum, and the Peabody at Homewood Concerts.