A SFCM student performing on the trumpet in the SFCM orchestra
  1. Areas of Study
  2. Brass
  3. Trumpet

Pursue perfection. Achieve excellence.

Learn to play with power and finesse.

About ten students under the instruction of four esteemed faculty professors, including principal players from the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras, make up SFCM's trumpet department. You'll have opportunities to perform with resident ensembles such as the Conservatory Orchestra and chamber groups, with emphasis on both contemporary and classical music, and to enter an annual brass concerto competition.

6th floor outside patio of SFCM 50 Oak building

VISITING THE CAMPUS

We’re waiting to show you around.

We look forward to your visit! Contact the Office of Admissions to take a tour of our facilities. You can also contact the brass faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.

SFCM and Opus 3 alliance
SFCM changed global music education in 2020 by acquiring management company Opus3 Artists, home to over 250 top musicians. Masterclasses, recording sessions, and side-by-sides with members of the Opus 3 roster are only the beginning of our work together to invent the future of performances.
SFCM Brass students playing in ensemble together

Ensembles

Play well with others.

Performance opportunities abound at SFCM. Ensembles featuring brass range from dedicated instrumental choirs to the Conservatory Orchestra. Whether your interest lies in symphonic repertoire or chamber music, there's a place for your unique voice.

SFCM Brass students playing Trombone

DEGREES AND PROGRAMS

Qualify yourself for the future.

Detailed curricula are available for all brass music degrees at SFCM.