Conservatory Faculty by Program

The Cleveland Institute of Music has assembled a dedicated faculty of international acclaim committed to leading students to the highest professional standards. These practicing artists/teachers pass on a wealth of experience to their students. Click on faculty name to read their biographical information.

* - denotes a member of The Cleveland Orchestra

** - denotes a retired member of The Cleveland Orchestra

Division of Brass

* Michael Sachs, Chairman

Trumpet Department

* Michael Sachs, Head

* Michael Miller

Loren Toplitz

Adjunct/Secondary Instructor(s)

John Brndiar

Horn Department

* Richard Solis, Head

* Richard King

Adjunct/Secondary Instructor(s)

* Alan DeMattia

Trombone Department

* Massimo La Rosa, Head

* Richard Stout

Adjunct/Secondary Instructor(s)

Paul Ferguson

Edward Zadrozny

Tuba Department

Yasuhito Sugiyama, Head

Adjunct/Secondary Instructor(s)

Ken Heinlein