When you study trumpet at CIM, you are joining a select group of talented trumpeters and learning from distinguished faculty members who are also musicians with The Cleveland Orchestra.

CIM’s comprehensive trumpet program offers students a broad perspective on all genres and styles of music performance and a robust curriculum that includes private and studio lessons, brass sectional repertoire classes, chamber music opportunities, orchestra rehearsals and performances, and more.

Alumni Success

Meet Adam Luftman

Adam Luftman

CIM alumnus Adam Luftman joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra as principal trumpet in 2007. Adam also holds the position of principal trumpet in the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Previously, he held positions with the Baltimore Symphony, the New World Symphony in Miami and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

[Photo credit: San Francisco Opera]

Notable Alumni

  • Mark Maliniak, fourth utility trumpet, Atlanta Symphony
  • Michael Harper, second trumpet, Jacksonville Symphony
  • Hayato Tanaka, principal trumpet, Tuscon Symphony
  • Paul Torrisi, second/associate trumpet, Grand Rapids Symphony
  • Ryan Anthony, principal trumpet, Dallas Symphony
  • Benjamin Wright, second trumpet, Boston Symphony
  • James Ross, second trumpet, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • James Ackley, professor, University of South Carolina
  • Bryan Appleby-Wineberg, professor, Rowan University
  • Dan Kassteen, third trumpet, Louisville Symphony
  • Conrad Jones, principal trumpet, Indianapolis Symphony
  • Cheonho Yoon, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo 
  • Peter Miller, Western Australia Symphony
  • Chris Kiradjieff, Cincinnati Symphony

Concerts and events

Dec 18 Tue
3:00 pm
Second Artist Diploma Recital: Giovanni Miceli, trombone
Brass, Conservatory Student Recitals
Feb 1 Fri
8:00 pm
CIM Orchestra & Guest Conductor Stefan Sanderling
Orchestra Performance, Concert Series
Feb 5 Tue
6:00 pm
Second Master of Music Recital: Amy Head, trumpet
Brass, Conservatory Student Recitals
Feb 13 Wed
8:00 pm
CIM Orchestra & Guest Conductor Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra Performance, Concert Series
Mar 5 Tue
4:00 pm
Spring Conservatory Concerto Competition
Competition, Concert Series