Conservatorium students playing brass instruments


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.

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.
  • Mr Brad Lucas, Lecturer in Euphonium
  • Mr Nigel Crocker, Casual Lecturer in Trombone
  • Mr David Elton, Casual Lecturer in Trumpet
  • Mr Scott Francombe, Casual Lecturer of Tuba 
  • Mr Chris Harris, Casual Lecturer in Trombone
  • Mr Euan Harvey, Casual Lecturer in French Horn
  • Mr Scott Kinmont, Casual Lecturer in Trombone and Conductor of Brass Ensemble 
  • Mr Owen Morris, Casual Lecturer in Trumpet
  • Ms Marnie Sebire, Casual Lecturer in French Horn
  • Ms Rachel Silver, Casual Lecturer in French Horn
  • Ms Leanne Sullivan, Casual Lecturer in Trumpet
  • Mr Michael Wray, Casual Lecturer in French Horn

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

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