Wind, Brass & Percussion

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About Wind, Brass & Percussion

Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | Bassoon | Horn |Trumpet | Trombone | Tuba | Timpani & Percussion | Saxophone | Recorder

The Wind, Brass and Percussion Department provides exciting opportunities for learning and performing. Led by Richard Benjafield (Head of Department), Fraser MacAulay (Deputy Head, Woodwind) and Beth Randell (Deputy Head, Brass), our world-class team of instrumental professors are leaders in orchestral, solo, and chamber performance.

Our alumni hold top orchestral jobs, are international competition winners, and are successfully employed across the music business. Our courses offer many options to help shape your future career, professional skills and artistic voice. Through a supportive and dynamic environment, we focus on highly specialised skills, versatility, and individual development guided by your professors, visiting artists, and the pastoral support of your personal tutor.

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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


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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

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