The Obsidian Brass Quintet was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the 2011 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The quintet was chosen by audition DVD to compete as one of twelve quarterfinalist wind groups in South Bend, Indiana in mid-May. The group advanced to the semifinal round along with five other wind groups. The quintet's bass and tenor trombonists are Northwestern alum Erik Saras (BM '09) and Mary Tyler (BM '11). Congratulations!