Audition & Program Requirements

Bachelor of Music: Trumpet

Prescreening required; must be video recording. Video should be framed so that it is close enough to be able to see the applicant's face and embouchure. 

Prescreening and audition unaccompanied.

Fall 2023 Audition Formats:

Applicants will have the option to audition on campus or complete a live Zoom interview and submit a recorded audition. Applicants unable to audition on campus are required to submit recordings of all their audition repertoire; those auditioning virtually who do not submit recordings of all the audition requirements may be at a disadvantage in the admission process. Audition recordings must be submitted via the applicant's Bienen School Supplement. 

For Prescreening:

 

  • 1 étude of applicant’s choice from Charlier, Brandt, Arban Characteristic Studies, or equivalent
  • 1 short standard solo piece (Enescu Légende or equivalent), or the first movement of a standard concerto or sonata of applicant’s choice (Haydn, Hummel, Hindemith, Kennan, or equivalent) NOTE: No piccolo trumpet solo allowed

NOTE: Choose contrasting works that will display your highest level of achievement musically and technically. Repertoire can be recorded in separate takes and uploaded in separate files.

NOTE: Applicants who submit incomplete prescreening repertoire requirements may be disqualified from consideration.

For Final Audition:

 

  • 1 étude of the applicant’s choice from Charlier, Brandt, Arban Characteristic Studies, or equivalent
  • 2 contrasting solos or movements from a standard concerto or sonata of applicant’s choice. One piece must be the first movement of a standard concerto or sonata
  • 3 contrasting standard orchestral excerpts 

NOTE: Applicants who submit incomplete audition repertoire requirements may be disqualified from consideration.

Other Degrees

Master of Music: Trumpet