The wind faculty seeks to train students to become all-round musicians capable of functioning in all areas of the professional practice: from musical orchestras to big bands through to jazz, fusion, pop and Latin ensembles, both live and recorded. Students gain experience in a variety of musical situations, with ensemble playing, solo performance and improvisation as focal points. Separate courses are offered for lead trumpet and lead alto, these are unique in Europe.


Erik Veldkamp coordinator, lead trumpet; technique
Robbert Scherpenisse coordinator, methodology
Ruud Breuls  
Jarmo Hoogendijk 
Jan Wessels 
Terell Stafford Artist in Residence
Alex Sipiagin Artist in Residence
Jacco Groenendijk technique

The teaching staff of the trumpet section consists of Ruud Breuls, Jan Wessels, Jarmo Hoogendijk (principal subject), Erik Veldkamp en Jacco Groenendijk (technique) en Robbert Scherpenisse (methodology). Terell Stafford and Alex Sipiagin are regular guest teachers/Artists in Residence. Bobby Shew, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Avishai Cohen were guest teachers in the past years.

Coordinators: Erik Veldkamp, Robbert Scherpenisse

'I have nothing but a great experience with you. Having toured around the world, I can tell: your level is the highest.'
Alex Sipiagin, Artist in Residence, Trumpeter, Professor