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Trumpet Studio

Audition Information

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Undergraduate - Music Education (BMUED, non-performance)

Candidates in the brass area should prepare two movements from different compositions from the standard solo repertoire that show a contrast in style, one fast and the other slow and lyrical. (Two single movement works are also acceptable.) Accompaniment is not required. Major scales should be prepared; sightreading will be required. (Solo examples: Haydn Concerto, Hummel Concerto, Arutunian Concerto, also: works by Bozza, Donato, Ropartz, Arban/Clarke, et al.)  Auditions run approx. 10 minutes in length.  Sightreading and scales may be asked.

Undergraduate - Performance (BM & PC)

  • Kent Kennan, Sonata for Trumpet (Mvt I)
  • F. J. Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet (Mvt II)
  • Goedicke Concert Etude
  • Orchesral Excerpts: Mahler 5 (opening), Pictures (opening), Pines of Rome (off stage solo)

Auditions run approx. 10 minutes in length.  Sightreading and scales may be asked.

Graduate - (MM & DMA)

  • Piccolo piece of choice (one movement only - Fasch, Tartini, Torelli, Corelli, Telemann, Richter, et al.)
  • Longinotti Etude No. 7
  • Haydn or Hummel Trumpet Concerto (Mvts. I-II)
  • Tomasi Trumpet Concerto (Mvt. I)
  • Choice of unaccompanied solo trumpet work (Intrada, Solus, Cascades, Postcards, et al.)
  • Orchestral Excerpts:  Mahler 5 (opening), Petroushka (Ballerina Dance), Pictures (opening), Pines (offstage), Beethoven Leonore Call (Nos. 2 & 3)

Audition duration is approx. 20-25 minutes. Sightreading and scales may be asked. Students wishing to apply for a graduate assistantship will also interview at the time of the audition.