Summer Programs

Trumpet Workshop

Group of students in summer trumpet workshop.
Students in summer trumpet workshop.
Photo credit: Julie Gulenko

Saturday, June 25-Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Please note: All summer programs are subject to the College's public health and Obiesafe policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants agree to adhere to all College policy while participating in a summer program. 

High school students, aged 15 years and older, college, professional, and amateur trumpet players and teachers who want to invest intensive time in trumpet fundamentals, solo trumpet playing, and pedagogical skills are invited to participate in the conservatory’s Trumpet Workshop. The 10-day session offers daily master classes, private lessons, performance classes. Two final participant recitals conclude the week. The program is designed to be sufficiently flexible to accommodate the interests of the individual participants.

The session will feature master classes given by Roy Poper and or Arto Hoornweg using the principles of the late James Stamp that will cover specific technical and musical issues, followed by participant performances and coaching by the instructors. Students are encouraged to bring solo repertoire that they would like to work on.

You’ll have ample opportunity for practice, individual and group coaching sessions, and for those who wish, a chance to perform in recitals.

If interested in the workshop, send an e-mail to Associate Professor of Trumpet Roy Poper,, in advance of the institute to discuss repertoire and any other questions you may have.

This registration will remain open until program is filled.


Trumpet Workshop faculty includes Roy Poper, associate professor of trumpet at Oberlin Conservatory of Music; and Arto Hoornweg, a member of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

photo of Roy PoperRoy Poper is associate professor of trumpet at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Formerly principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and LA Opera Orchestra, he has recorded hundreds of major motion picture film scores, was a founding member of the Modern Brass Quintet, and was a member of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

Previous faculty appointments include the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, California Institute of the Arts, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the California State University – Northridge. Considered the foremost protégé of the great pedagogue James Stamp, Poper’s Guide to the Brasswind Methods of James Stamp has become a best-seller among brass method books.


photo of Arto HoornwegArto Hoornweg, member of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra since 1982, taught trumpet at the Rotterdam Conservatory until 1984, and since then at the Utrecht Conservatory School of the Arts. He has been a member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and is a founding member of the Netherlands Brass Quintet, with whom he has played all over the world. Hoornweg has played with all major orchestras in the Netherlands and in all major cities of the world.

He made his debut as soloist with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw at age 19, and was the last student of James Stamp in Los Angeles, until Stamp's death in 1985.

1-3pm   Registration and moving in
5:15pm  Dinner at Stevenson Dining Hall
7pm       Orientation Meeting

Concerts at the United Methodist Church, next door to the Conservatory of Music on Professor Street.

4pm   Participant Concert I
5pm    Picnic dinner
8pm   Participant Concert II

9pm   Fireworks!

7:30-8:30am   Breakfast

Cleveland Hopkins Airport Shuttle Schedule
Tuesday, July 5 at 9am and 11am

Please note that participants may depart Wednesday evening or Thursday morning, but must report to the program assistant to check-out.

This registration will remain open until program is filled.

Application fee: $55

Program fee, including dormitory room with linens and all-you-can-eat meals at the dining hall: $1,800

Please note that all fees paid are nonrefundable

Payment deadlines:

$200 deposit due one week after acceptance

Final payment due by May 15, 2022

You may make an electronic payment, or to send a check, please make the check payable to Oberlin College and mail to:

Trumpet Workshop
Conservatory of Music
77 West College St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

Please feel free to email: