Brass

Learn from the best and gain outstanding performance opportunities

Ensemble playing, from a group as small as a brass trio right up to full symphonic brass section, is fundamental to the brass player's musical life, therefore, teamwork is at the core of the Brass Department's activities.

Leading national and international exponents from the worlds of orchestral, brass band, period performance, contemporary and chamber music join their Birmingham-based colleagues as part of our comprehensive teaching team.

Each artist is carefully chosen for their enthusiasm for music, as well as their unique blend of pedagogical and technical expertise.

Our aim at Birmingham Conservatoire is to give motivation and support as you develop your own distinct but well-rounded musical personality in a friendly and professional atmosphere.

It is vital that you experience the wide range of styles that is to be found in today's music profession, and our course is designed to deliver that sense of variety required for you to develop your potential and skill as a versatile musician.

For more information on how to apply please visit our course page

Coming up during 2017 -18

September
  • CBSO Scheme - Side by Side Workshops
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet - Side by Side Workshops
October
  • Conservatoire Alternative Orchestra
  • CBSO Youth Orchestra - Symphony Hall
  • Brass Trilogy - Birmingham Cathedral
November
  • Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Hall (Smetana, Janacek) 
  • Elspeth Dutch (CBSO) - French Horn Workshop
  • Rex Richardson - Jazz/Classical Trumpet Workshops supported by Yamaha
  • Don Lucas (Boston University) - Trombone Workshops supported by Shires
  • Conservatoire Wind Ensemble - The French Connection
  • Thallein New Music Ensemble - Roxburgh & Skempton
  • ITA/BTS - Second Trombone Teaching Symposium
  • RAF - Side by Side Cranwell/Symphony Hall
December
  • Conservatoire Brass Band/Symphonic Brass Brass - At the Opera
  • David Thornton - Euphonium Workshop supported by Sterling
  • Repertoire Orchestra - Beethoven & Prokofiev
January
  • Frank Lloyd - French Horn Workshop
  • Coldstream Guards - Side by Side
  • Onyx Brass (Conservatoire Partners) - Recital/Workshop
February
  • Final Projects Orchestra - Schumann, Korngold & Ibert
  • Conservatoire Brass Band - with Virtuoso GUS Band
  • Conservatoire Brass Band - Uni Brass Competition
  • Conservatoire Opera
  • Conservatoire Brass/Birmingham Philharmonic - Symphony Hall (Berlioz Requiem)
March
  • Gary Curtin - Euphoium Workshop supported by Sterling
  • Gala Opening - Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra (Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla)
  • All Star Brass Band Project - St Paul's Church
April
  • Wind Orchestra records works by J P Sousa - for Naxos
  • Brass Day - featuring The Symphonic Brass of London (Conservatoire Partners) Eric Crees
  • Richard Bissill - French Horn Ensemble Workshop
May
  • Conservatoire Pops Orchestra - featuring University Chancellor Sir Lenny Henry
  • Final Recitals
June
  • Chamber Music Festival
  • Conservatoire Brass Band - with Tredegar Town Band (Conservatoire Ensemlbe in Residence)
  • Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra - Barry Wordsworth