When you study tuba at CIM, you’re considered a young professional. That means we’ll support and challenge you to reach your full artistic potential as a teacher and performer.

As a tuba student you’ll be part of a department that’s designed to maintain a carefully balanced enrollment, which provides multiple opportunities to perform solo, chamber, orchestral, operatic and new music repertoire. Orchestral participation is virtually continuous.

To complement your weekly private tuba lessons, you’ll also undergo extensive preparation in the brass orchestral repertoire class conducted by our colleague, Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of The Cleveland Orchestra.

Alumni Success

Brass grads have won positions with...

  • Alan Baer — tuba, New York Philharmonic
  • Guy Hardan — tuba, Jerusalem Symphony
  • James Box — trombone, Montreal Symphony
  • Ryan Anthony — trumpet, Canadian Brass
  • Benjamin Wright — trumpet, Boston Symphony
  • Bruce Hudson — horn, Los Angeles Philharmonic

meet alan baer

alan baer

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