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

Faculty artists David Bilger, Billy Hunter, 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.


David Bilger

Hailed by the New York Times for his playing of “easy brilliance” and by the Washington Post for his “engaging legato touch,” David Bilger has held the position of principal trumpet of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995 and will be joining the Peabody Conservatory at a visiting artist starting fall 2019.

Billy Hunter

A native of Austin, TX, Billy Hunter has been Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2004. He enjoys a versatile career in the classical music world that includes orchestral, chamber, and solo performances as well as several educational and outreach initiatives.

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.