Wind, Brass & Percussion

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About Wind, Brass & Percussion

Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | Bassoon | Horn |Trumpet | Trombone | Tuba | Timpani & Percussion | Saxophones | Recorders

The Wind, Brass and Percussion Department provides exciting opportunities for learning and performing. Our world-class team of instrumental professors are leaders in orchestral, solo, and chamber performance.

Led by Richard Benjafield (Head of Department), Beth Randell (Deputy Head - Brass) and Fraser MacAulay (Deputy Head - Woodwind), our programmes will enable you to achieve the very highest levels of performance, developing your musicianship, technique and professional skills, in a supportive and dynamic environment.

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Find out more about Wind, Brass & Percussion training at Guildhall from our students and staff in the video below.

Wind, Brass & Percussion contact details

Michal Rogalski, Wind, Brass & Percussion Department Manager
Tel: 020 7382 7259

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra rehearse in the Barbican Hall

Performance & Collaboration

Studying music at an internationally-renowned conservatoire means you can become immersed in a world of performance from day one.

Undergraduate study

Your journey as a student in the Wind, Brass and Percussion Department will be an individual one, offering a rich and diverse programme of opportunities to enable you to become the very best musician that you can be.

Postgraduate study

Activities & Ensembles

  • Up to 45 individual Principal Study lessons each year

  • Weekly orchestral repertoire classes

  • Scheduled weekly chamber music coaching and rehearsals -

  • Platform performance classes

  • Symphony, Opera and Chamber orchestras

  • Guildhall Ubu Ensemble – contemporary music

  • Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Guildhall Brass Soloists, Guildhall Wind Soloists

  • Saxophone Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Big Band, Recorder Consort, Baroque Orchestra

  • Projects with the Jazz, Historical Performance and Composition projects

Highlights, Successes & Alumni

Horn players in an orchestral rehearsal