When you study trumpet at 6ͼ, you are joining a select group of talented trumpeters and learning from distinguished faculty members who are also musicians with The 6ͼ Orchestra.

6ͼ’s comprehensive trumpet program offers students a broad perspective on all genres and styles of music performance and a robust curriculum that includes private and studio lessons, brass sectional repertoire classes, chamber music opportunities, orchestra rehearsals and performances, and more.

Alumni Success

Meet Adam Luftman

Adam Luftman

6ͼ alumnus Adam Luftman joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra as principal trumpet in 2007. Adam also holds the position of principal trumpet in the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Previously, he held positions with the Baltimore Symphony, the New World Symphony in Miami and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

[Photo credit: San Francisco Opera]

Notable Alumni

  • Mark Maliniak, fourth utility trumpet, Atlanta Symphony
  • Michael Harper, second trumpet, Jacksonville Symphony
  • Hayato Tanaka, principal trumpet, Tucson SymphonyOrchestra
  • Paul Torrisi, secondtrumpet, Utah Symphony
  • Ryan Anthony, principal trumpet emeritus, Dallas Symphony
  • Benjamin Wright, second trumpet, Boston Symphony
  • James Ross, second trumpet, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • James Ackley, professor, University of South Carolina
  • Bryan Appleby-Wineberg, professor, Rowan University
  • Conrad Jones, principal trumpet, Indianapolis Symphony
  • Cheonho Yoon, YomiuriNipponSymphony Orchestra, Tokyo
  • Peter Miller, WestAustralian Symphony Orchestra
  • Chris Kiradjieff, Cincinnati Symphony

Concerts and events

Dec 10 Sun
3:00 pm
Brass & Woodwind Ensembles Concert I
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series
Dec 10 Sun
7:00 pm
Brass & Woodwind Ensembles Concert II
Chamber Music Performance, Concert Series