The Academy’s Brass Faculty has established itself as one of the foremost conservatoire departments in the world.

We prioritise students’ experiences by offering an unparalleled range of masterclasses with internationally renowned players, one-to-one lesson time with our distinguished professors and visiting professors and plenty of orchestral and chamber music opportunities. Our brass students are focused, motivated and supportive across the department.

The Academy offers Principal Study on:

  • Trumpet
  • Horn
  • Tenor Trombone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Tuba

See also

Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme


Alice Kelley, Department Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7320 / Email

Mark David

Head of Brass: Mark David

Trumpet with Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Nash Ensemble

Principal Trumpet of the Philharmonia Orchestra 1992–2012

Experienced performer and recording artist in symphonic, operatic and chamber repertoire

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Upcoming Events

Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize free

Monday, 30.04.2018 14:30, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

A competition for brass ensembles at the Academy

Billy May’s Really Big Fat Brass

Friday, 04.05.2018 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Mike Lovatt, presents a concert of works by this esteemed American composer, arranger and trumpeter

Trumpet Masterclass with James Thompson free

Wednesday, 09.05.2018 14:00 - 17:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

James Thompson, trumpet professor at the Eastman School of Music and Yamaha Performing Artist gives a masterclass

Trumpet Masterclasswith Eric Aubier free

Friday, 11.05.2018 10:00 - 13:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

International soloist, Eric Aubier, gives a trumpet masterclass

Horn Masterclass with Radovan Vlatković free

Friday, 18.05.2018 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Visiting Professor of Horn at the Academy

Horn Chamber Music free

Tuesday, 19.06.2018 17:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Students perform horn music

Trombone Choir free

Wednesday, 20.06.2018 19:00, Angela Burgess Recital Hall

Academy trombone professor Matthew Gee, Principal Trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and member of Ensemble in Residence Septura, leads students in a varied programme

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