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Trumpet Studio

Audition Information

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Studio Audition Requirements

Undergraduate - BA/Music Minor

Candidates in the brass area should prepare two movements from different compositions of choice 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. All-State materials are also acceptable for this degree only. Accompaniment is not required. Sightreading and scales may be asked.

Undergraduate - Music Education (BMUED, non-performance)

Please prepare movement I from one of the following works: Kent Kennan Sonata, Haydn Concerto in Eb, Hummel Concerto in Eb, or the Halsey Stevens Sonata. No accompaniment is required.  Sightreading and scales may be asked.

Undergraduate - Performance (BM & PC)

Requirements are the same as Undergraduate - Music Education (above), plus the following orchestral excerpts: Mahler 5 (opening), Pictures (opening), Pines of Rome (off stage solo).  Sightreading and scales may be asked.


Graduate - (MM & DMA

Masters audition requirements:

  • Charlier Etude #2
  • A Concerto of choice (Mvt I only)
  • Honegger Intrada
  • Orchestral Excerpts:  Mahler 5 (opening & lyrical solo - 1 before No. 13 through No. 14), Petroushka (Ballerina Dance), Pictures (opening), Pines of Rome (offstage), Leonore No. 3.  

DMA audition requirements: 

  • Same requirements as the Masters, plus a choice of a first movement of a piccolo trumpet work (Fasch, Tartini, Torelli, Corelli, Telemann, Richter, et al.

Live audition durations are approx. 20-25 minutes in length. Sightreading and scales may be asked based on time allowed.  An "interview" may also be a part of the audition.  No accompaniment required.

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