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

Apr 19 Thu
8:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Amy Head, trumpet
Brass, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 23 Mon
8:00 pm
Brass Ensembles with Director Edward Zadrozny
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Apr 24 Tue
CANCELLED: Senior Recital: Connor Monday, horn
Brass, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 28 Sat
12:30 pm
Preparatory Woodwind/Brass Department Recital
Department Recital, Preparatory & Continuing Education
Apr 28 Sat
2:00 pm
First Master of Music Recital: Zachary Whitney, trombone
Brass, Conservatory Student Recitals