Area of Study: Brass

Trumpet at YSM

The trumpet program at the Yale School of Music immerses students in solo and ensemble playing in repertoire from early to new music. Students take weekly lessons with Kevin Cobb and participate in weekly studio classes. The program aims to foster students’ creativity and encourage them to explore Yale’s vast resources.

In addition to performing solo repertoire, trumpet students participate in chamber music, an integral part of the Yale School of Music experience. They also play in various ensembles in the New Music New Haven concert series, and in the School’s orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia. These opportunities offer students the experience of performing a wide variety of repertoire under the leadership of acclaimed guest conductors.

Faculty Spotlight

Kevin Cobb
Visiting Associate Professor Adjunct of Trumpet

Kevin Cobb

Visiting faculty trumpet player Kevin Cobb, a member of the American Brass Quintet, performs and teaches throughout the U.S.

Degrees + Programs

Master of Music

The two-year master of music (M.M.) degree program is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any major.

Master of Musical Arts

The performance-oriented master of musical arts (M.M.A.) program is designed for students who want to further their education beyond an M.M. degree.

Doctor of Musical Arts

The intensive doctor of musical arts (D.M.A) program is comprised of a two-year residency followed by a three-year period in which candidates launch their professional careers.

Artist Diploma

The highly selective artist diploma (A.D.) program is designed for young artists who demonstrate potential for a major concert career.

Certificate in Performance

The three-year certificate in performance program is designed for performers who do not hold a bachelor’s degree but want to study at the highest level.


The bachelor of arts/master of music (B.A./M.M) program is designed for young instrumentalists also interested in pursuing a liberal arts education.

Perform at Yale
At the Yale School of Music, there are numerous opportunities to perform in the School’s historic concert halls and throughout New Haven.
The Yale School of Music was, hands down, the best springboard for my career.
Jean Laurenz, trumpet, ’13MM ’14AD