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The Peabody Trumpet Studio prepares students for the demands and reality of today’s music world.

Faculty artists William Gerlach and Anthony Prisk — each an acclaimed performer in his own right — team-teach the studio, affording students the opportunity to learn from three master teachers.

Ensemble performance opportunities on campus include: the Peabody Symphony, Studio, and Modern Orchestras; Wind Ensemble; Conductors’ Orchestra; Now Hear This; Brass and Trumpet ensembles; Brass chamber groups; Jazz Ensemble and combos; and Historical Performance ensembles. Peabody also offers easy access to two major metropolitan music scenes and orchestras, including the Baltimore and National Symphony Orchestras and all the premiere military bands.


William Gerlach

William Gerlach was appointed Principal Trumpet of the National Symphony Orchestra by Christoph Eschenbach in 2014. Gerlach has been a faculty member at the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute, Aspen Music Festival, and School and Curtis Summerfest.

Anthony Prisk

Anthony Prisk joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as Second Trumpet in August of 2013 from the Houston Symphony, where he performed for 11 seasons and the New World Symphony for 4 seasons. In the past 20 years, Prisk has played internationally with several orchestras and music festivals.

Guest Artists

Tine Thing Helseth
October 17 | 11:00 am

Since the beginning of her career, Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth has championed the trumpet repertoire amongst audiences on all six continents, meriting the highest critical praise for her soulful, lyrical sound and collaborative approach to music-making. An artist who challenges the boundaries of genre with an intensely creative, open-minded philosophy, Tine’s ever-expanding repertoire ranges from the classical period to contemporary works and new commissions.