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
Fees and Financial Support
Open Days


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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