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The Brass principal study is available in the Bachelor of Music (Performance), Bachelor of Music (Music Education) and Diploma of Music in the following areas: French horn, trombone, trumpet or tuba, and involves instrumental lessons, performance workshops and masterclasses.

Our brass staff have a wide range of professional and performing experience, and include principal players with the Sydney Symphony, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, offering students the skills to become versatile performers. Beginning with the basics of brass playing, we encourage students to develop according to their interests and talent in virtuosity, advanced repertoire and historically informed performance practice. In addition, visiting international players regularly give masterclasses.

We also encourage ensemble playing in formations such as the Big Band and Conservatorium orchestras. Other ensembles offer the opportunity to explore new music for brass and to play period instruments in the Early Music Ensemble.

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Graduate opportunities

Brass students will develop as professional musicians who will reach the levels of excellence demanded by the music profession. Graduates are prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities, including careers as performing soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral/ensemble players, as well as music educators, creators, researchers and writers.

Career pathways

− artist agent − arts administrator − audio engineer − chamber/orchestral musician − concert manager − concert soloist − event producer − festival or venue manager − jazz musician − music journalist − music producer − orchestra manager − private studio teacher − school music teacher

Courses that offer this major

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Units of study in this major

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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