Welcome to the official website of the World & European Brass Association - WBA & EBA

Our Goals and purposes in cooperation with the International Society for Arts, Education and Cultural Exchange e.V. and the Werner & Marlene Schöder Foundation

Our goal is the protection of the cultural heritage and the cultural education for improvement of social conditions for children & adults of different origins, education, and social backgrounds in terms of equal opportunities and peaceful coexistence in national/international contexts. The purpose is to connect individuals & cultures with music across borders and language barriers as soft power diplomacy. Cultural competencies empower softskills and help building fair and sustainable societies. Our students are led to give something back to "the world" by carrying out projects and contributing to WBA Benefit Projects.

The Werner & Marlene Schöder Foundation International Trumpet Academy 
in cooperation with the World & European Brass Association


The WBA International Trumpet Academy funded by the Werner & Marlene Schöder Foundation is a private academy in the higher education sector. Our faculty of world-renowned Professors and Soloists is working in a rotating principle, which allows to engage the worldwide specialists for each subject area, to ensure the best possible education for our students.


Start of Studies

September 20 & January 10

upto 100% Online Learning

The Werner & Marlene Schöder Foundation International Trumpet Academy (WBA) gives a hand-selected number of highly talented students and young students from all over the world the opportunity to study online from the leading internationally renowned trumpet specialists, soloists, orchestra musicians and professors of the World & European Brass Association.

WBA Summer Academies


WBA Online Academy


 WBA Media Center



World & European

Brass Association





The Association of international Brass Festivals, Universities, Orchestras, Opera- and Concert Houses, Music Institutions, Musicians etc. to support Brass Music, Education and Intercultural Exchange in Concerts, Masterclasses and Professional Exchange.


European Partners







Austria - Belgium -
Czech Republic - Germany -
Italy - Poland -

Spain - Turkey -

Ukraine -




Worldwide Partners



Australia - Brazil -

Columbia - Costa Rica -

Guatemala - Iran -

Japan - Mexico -

Nicaragua - Panama -


International Partners &

Festival Directors

Sebastián Gil (E), Mag. Franz Wagnermeyer (A), Prof. Otto Sauter (D), Armando Cedillo (MEX), Marek Zvolanek (CZ)

The World & European Brass Association (WBA & EBA) is a cooperation of world wide and European Festivals, Universities, Orchestras, Opera- and Concert Houses, Music Institutions, Musicians etc., founded by Prof. Otto Sauter in cooperation with leading international brass musicians and professors, focussing on the needs of brass music today.


Worldwide the situation for professional musicians changed in the last years because of the modifications on the cultural market. In a time when even orchestra positions are not save any more and orchestras have difficulties to find highly qualified young musicians in brass music, the requirements for professional musicians are increasing continuously.


The aim of the WBA & EBA is to build up a world-wide sustainable musical education system for all brass instruments from amateurs to students and professional musicians with masterclasses, workshops, concerts etc...

Founder &

Honorary Board of Music Advisors

Prof. Otto Sauter (Founder) and Maestro Zubin Metha (Honorary Music Advisor)

Maestro Zubin Mehta:

"I profoundly agree with the aims of the European Brass Association and assure the organizers my support, with the purpose to preserve our cultural heritage and to give young people a sustainable and high class education for a future, rich in perspectives."

Prof. Otto Sauter & Maestro Mikis Theodorakis, Composer and Conductor, Athens, GR (Honorary Music Advisor)
Prof. Andreas Schulz, General Director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus, D & Executive Director Ilona Schmiel Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich, CH
Jimmy Wu, CEO Lumière Pavilion Cinemas & Productions, Beijing, CN - Mikhail Bryzgalov, Ministry of Culture and Education of the Russian Federation, Moscow, RU

Cooperation Projects 2021

Due to Covid-19 restrictions please check changes or cancellations of every project.

Young Highly Talented Featured Artists


Deniz Arda Basugur, Ancara, Turkey

Aguirre Cerros Moisis, Jalisco, Mexico

Benny Troschel, Oldenburg, Germany



World Brass Association Partners

World Brass Association Project Partners

The Deutsch-Türkische Jugendbrücke
is an initiative of Stiftung Mercator.

World Brass Association Sponsors


World Brass Association Supports

We support the UN campaign for sustainable development





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