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, Tucson Symphony Orchestra
  • Paul Torrisi, second trumpet, Utah Symphony
  • Ryan Anthony, principal trumpet emeritus, 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 
  • Conrad Jones, principal trumpet, Indianapolis Symphony
  • Cheonho Yoon, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo 
  • Peter Miller, West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Chris Kiradjieff, Cincinnati Symphony