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Brass

Make your mark with our exceptional brass program
Begin your professional career in music performance through individual and ensemble tuition from our industry experts.

At the Sydney Conservatorium of Music we deliver a selection of programs in brass involving teaching, performance and research. 

Our aim is to support you to achieve both artistic individuality and a high level of musical proficiency. We encourage you to collaborate with your musical peers and we also provide a variety of performance activities, including:

  • brass solo performance
  • brass ensemble
  • chamber music
  • symphony orchestra
  • wind symphony
  • modern music ensemble
  • opera orchestra
  • early music ensemble
  • big bands.

We offer programs in horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, euphonium and tuba.

Why study brass with us?

Here are just a few good reasons to join our brass program:

  • We'll help you to achieve a high level of proficiency in your chosen instrument, develop confidence and an understanding of professional expectations.
  • Many of our teaching staff perform in highly regarded ensembles around the world, including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
  • We regularly host international soloists, teachers and ensembles providing exciting masterclass opportunities.
  • You can include external study as part of your degree through the Henderson travellers program and other exchange opportunities.

Who can I study brass with?

  • Mr David Thompson, Lecturer in Horn
  • Mr Andrew Evans, Lecturer in Trumpet
  • Mr Ashley Carter, Casual Lecturer in Trombone
  • Mr Steven Rosse, Lecturer in Tuba
  • Dr Paul Terracini, Casual Lecturer in Brass Ensemble

What are my study options with brass?

Where studying brass can take you

Our graduates develop as professional musicians who will reach the levels of excellence demanded by the profession. You will graduate prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities, including:

  • chamber musician
  • orchestral/ensemble player
  • performing soloist
  • brass instrumental teacher
  • researcher into brass music and its performance.