This blog will accompany my semester in the graduate Brass Ensemble Literature course at U. of Iowa. I hope to reflect on certain literature discussions in class, but to also expand on those discussions with my own interests. The primary theme of this blog will be the literature of non-brass ensembles that have been "stolen" and re-purposed for use in a brass ensemble. This will range from the arrangement of Renaissance and Baroque music, to the transcription of current pop-culture favorites and everything in between. By doing this I hope to highlight some of my own interests and experiences and to discover new literature for academic and practical use in my own future artistic endeavors.