Brass Academy Brass Music Course: Learn from the Best!


Our Schagerl Brass Academy Brass course is a unique opportunity to take your musical abilities to the next level. Our course is aimed at people of all ages and experience levels who want to deepen their passion for wind music.

Individual private lessons:
Whether you are a beginner or already have experience, our experienced instructors tailor the lessons to your needs.

Testing instruments:
During the course, you will have the opportunity to try out and compare Schagerl instruments.

Visit our master workshop to take a look behind the scenes of instrument making. Learn more about the craftsmanship of wind instruments and the artistry behind it.

We are delighted to have secured the world-renowned and esteemed musicians Manfred Lugger (Viera Blech), Robert Rother (Mnozil Brass), and Gerhard Füssl (Mnozil Brass) as speakers for you. These experts in the field of brass music will share their extensive knowledge and practical skills with you. Learn from the best and let their passion for music inspire you. Will have the opportunity to try out and compare Schagerl instruments.

Registration in our Onlineshop

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A picture with history


Schagerl Artist Jack Burt on his journey to Schagerl Music

This is a picture with a story. Two Legends, from different fields, who have admired each other unreservedly, for decades: Peter Erskine, former drummer for Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Weather Report, the WDR Big Band, and so many others, and Hans Gansch, former principal trumpet of the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic.

Hans first heard Peter almost 50 years ago, in the late 70’s, with the Stan Kenton band, in the Konzerthaus in Vienna, and immediately became a huge fan. Although they didn’t meet. Hans followed his career for years. Hans had dreamed of a career as a big band trumpeter, he loved jazz, and was a huge fan of the great Big Bands, like Kenton and Ferguson, but his career took him in another direction.

The two finally met in the 90s, in Mank, when Peter appeared with the Schagerl Big Band, where performed and gave workshops. Peter was given Han’s recordings of the Haydn and Hummel Concertos, and  “Da oane Summa”, Hans’ famous recording of Alpine flugelhorn folk duets (with Reinhold Ambros). Peter was floored by Hans’ playing, and tone quality. The friendship between then then developed over the years, with subsequent visits to Austria.

Peter and Hans met again recently, this January in Vienna, when Peter also met and worked with Thomas Gansch on a recording project. Full circle.

My connection with the names Schagerl and Gansch is an interesting story, involving both Peter and Hans. It demonstrates both the remarkably small the world of musicians, and also how one moment can change a life – in this case, mine. In 2001, I was in my office at Texas A&M-Kingsville, and Peter passed my open office door. He was appearing as Guest Artist at our Jazz Festival. As he glanced into my office, he noticed a rotary trumpet on a trumpet stand. He stopped in, and began to tell me about his favorite CD, one he always listened to – ”It’s so beautiful, you need to hear it!” He was talking about “Da oane Summa”, Hans’ folk duet CD. He later went to the trouble to send me a burnt  CD. I fell in love with it, not only the lovely music, but mostly, Hans’ incomparably beautiful playing. I immediately contacted Karl Schagerl for my own CD (I bought extras for my friends), and the printed music as well. I haven’t met Peter again, but he changed the direction of my life. He was the start of my connection to Schagerl – a random meeting in a music school in Texas,with one of the greatest jazz drummers of our time!

Jack Burt


Schagerl Drums Day with Peter Erskine


We warmly invite you to our Schagerl Drums Day!

What can you expect?
Schagerl Drums Product Presentation: Discover the Schagerl Drums line up close and personal (12:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m).
Workshop tour in Grabenegg: Take a look behind the scenes and experience how our drums are crafted with passion and precision.
Drum presentation with Walter Grassmann & Peter Erskine: At 3:00 p.m, these two masters of their craft will showcase their skills at the Schagerl Music House.

The highlight of the day: From 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m, the legendary Peter Erskine will conduct a masterclass at the Mank Cinema. An opportunity to learn from one of the greatest!

Be part of this exciting day, exchange ideas with other drum enthusiasts, and let the rhythms captivate you!

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Refine your playing with the Schagerl Brass Academy Masterclass!


Enhance Your Skills from March 24th to March 26th, 2024

You, as an ambitious student or professional, have the opportunity to work together with us to enhance and develop your skills! During the masterclass, you can expect 60 minutes of individual one-on-one instruction every day.

Additionally, you have the chance to test Schagerl instruments and visit the master workshop during your time at the Brass Academy. A fantastic opportunity to take your skills to the next level!

Lesson Subject:
Orchestral Excerpts for Trumpet
Basic training

Registration & Infos in our Onlineshop!

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Puls4 TV report “Superstar Trumpet Makers”


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In the TV report “Trumpet Makers to the Superstars” on Puls 4, handmade music and our company took center stage. The show showcased the craftsmanship and dedication to music that have made our company famous. The precision and expertise behind each instrument were evident in glimpses into our workshops.

We are proud to contribute to the world of music and inspire musicians worldwide. A big thank you to the Puls 4 team for the opportunity to share our story and show that music is not only made by the stars on stage but also by passionate craftsmen behind the scenes.

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Statement from Jim Wilt


About his Schagerl C-Trumpet „Wien heavy“

Through the course of my professional career, which spans about 41 years now, I have had the opportunity to play and own a multitude of rotary valve trumpets. In my quest for the “perfect” instrument, each one has represented an improvement over the previous, in terms of sound quality, intonation and playability. I can say without hesitation that my new Schagerl Wien Heavy C trumpet is the best German trumpet I have played to date. It is incredibly responsive and takes very little effort to project. The intonation is about as good as it gets on a trumpet, rotary or otherwise. I have used it on several occasions already in the orchestra and have been very pleased with the results. Passages that have felt clumsy and prone to intonation problems are greatly improved. It is a joy to play, and this is not hyperbole. Thank you for building such a great instrument.

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Statement from Robert Joseph Gallagher


About his Schagerl C-Trumpet „Berlin heavy Z“

“My Berlin Heavy Z C trumpet allows me to express whatever the music call for. The instrument always responds immediately with a brilliant sound, highlighting its finesse and ease of production. It is fantastic to play and its impeccable intonation and response in all dynamics/ registers make it incomparable to anything I have used. I am very happy to be using it in the orchestra regularly.”



Originally from North Palm Beach Florida, Bobby Gallagher is currently second trumpet of the Miami City Ballet’s Opus One Orchestra and performing as third trumpet with the Jacksonville Symphony during the 2022-2023 season. He completed his artist diploma, masters and bachelors in trumpet performance at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music under the tutelage of Craig Morris. He has studied additionally with Kevin Cobb. Bobby has also performed regularly with orchestras such as the Palm Beach Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Florida Orchestra in addition to joining groups such as the Florida Grand Opera, the Vero Beach Opera/ Atlantic Classical Orchestra and the Coastal Symphony of Georgia as a substitute. He has worked with conductors such as Gerard Schwarz, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Gary Sheldon. Recently, Bobby has spent summers at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Festival Napa Valley and the Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale.

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Ganschhornchallenge – the winner…



In 2002 our Schagerl Ganschhorn was created at the request of Thomas Gansch!
It was important for Thomas that the trumpet could be operated perfectly with one hand and that it had the advantages of a rotary valve trumpet in terms of playing and sound.

On the occasion of this 20th anniversary and our 60th company anniversary, the Ganschhorn was updated and we started the GANSCHHORNCHALLENGE together with Thomas Gansch.
Anyone under the age of 18 could send in their musical contribution and had the chance to win the main prize, a SCHAGERL Ganschhorn anniversary model.

Over 140 participants then picked up their instruments and sent us and Thomas great videos.
From all the submissions, Thomas standardized the 10 best, greatest, most impressive contributions.

The Winner is Mihran Araqelyan (Youtube-Video)

We congratulate all winners and thank each and everyone for the great musical videos!

All Submissions (Youtube)

The winners Moritz Nowotny (2nd place) and Lukas Milchram (8th place) picked up their prize personally at our company. On this occasion you could visit our company and test all our models.

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Prof. Andrew Classen about his Schagerl C-Trumpet Berlin heavy


„I received my Schagerl Berlin Heavy Rotary C in the middle of rehearsals for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. I was locked into the horn in the first hour. It has a warm and beautiful sound. Intonation is excellent. It make playing the Germanic repertoire way easier and more fun (let’s face it, V-I gets a bit boring at times). If you want the best rotary trumpet on the market, get a Schagerl.“
(Prof. Andrew Classen – Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies at Drake University)

About Prof. Andrew Classen

He is currently second trumpet with the Des Moines Symphony and principal trumpet with Orchestra Iowa. He has played in many of the Willis Broadway Series shows including: Wicked, Spamalot, Book of Mormon, Hairspray, Annie, Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, Chicago (solo trumpet), The Full Monty, 42nd Street, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

He often works as a clinician and guest artist for recitals, masterclasses and seminars, regionally, nationally and internationally. He has performed in China, Mexico, England and much of continental Europe. His classical trumpet album, It’s About Time, is available through Amazon or the iTunes store.

He is the leader of the Turner Center Jazz Orchestra, which just released their first album, Class ‘n Jazz: The Music of Andy Classen. His is also an active jazz composer. He currently has six compositions published through C.L. Barnhouse Publishing.

He received a Bachelor in Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from the University of Tennessee. His principal trumpet teachers were Vincent Cichowicz at Northwestern University, William Adam at Indiana University, Robert Baca at the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and Cathy Leach at the University of Tennessee.

Andrew Classen became the inaugural holder of the Fred and Patty Turner Professorship in Jazz, thanks to a $1 million gift from Drake alumnus Fred Turner. Mr. Turner noted, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to support the future generations of musicians who will keep this art form alive. Creating a jazz professorship at my alma mater is a perfect fit. This is my own way of making sure the music plays on.”