Audition & Program Requirements

Master 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.

For Prescreening:

  • 1 étude of applicant’s choice from Charlier, Bitsch, or equivalent.
  • 1 short standard solo (Honegger Intrada or equivalent) or first movement from a standard concerto or sonata of applicant’s choice (Haydn, Hummel, Tomasi, Jolivet, or equivalent).
  • 2 contrasting standard orchestral excerpts:
    • Choose contrasting works that will display your highest level of achievement musically and technically.

For Final Audition*:

All repertoire required. No substitutions.

  • 2 études of applicant’s choice from Charlier, Bitsch, or equivalent.
  • 1 standard concerto or sonata of applicant’s choice.
  • Honneger, Intrada 
  • 4 contrasting standard orchestral excerpts
  • 1 piccolo trumpet orchestral excerpt of J. S. Bach (Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio or B Minor Mass)

*NOTE: Fall 2021 trumpet auditions must be entirely prerecorded and there will not be any live virtual auditions. Further information will be sent directly to applicants. 

Other Degrees

Bachelor of Music: Trumpet