musicians performing in the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble
Musicians in the trumpet section of the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble. Photo credit: Walter Novak
Program Overview


Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
Division: Winds, Brass, and Percussion

The trumpet curriculum is intense and stimulating. Coursework includes applied private study, individualized instruction, master classes, and performance opportunities that emphasize the development of technique and musicianship.

Division Director

Michael Rosen

Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Percussion

Cindy Shairba

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8198
brass instruments
Conservatory students perform on organ and brass instruments in First Church Oberlin. Photo credit: William Bradford

Organ and Brass Spectacular

Conservatory students perform on organ and brass instruments during the Empty Bowls fundraiser held each winter. Students perform sacred music in First Church Oberlin, after which guests may purchase hand-crafted ceramic bowls and mugs. The performance opportunity is one of many open to student musicians.

Sample Courses

  • MUTH 131 - Music Theory I 4 credits
  • JAZZ 201 - Jazz Improvisation I 4 credits
  • MUTH 101 - Aural Skills I 2 credits
  • APST 714 - Trumpet Ensemble 2 credits