- Two solos or etudes of contrasting styles which demonstrate the applicant's highest proficiency (10-15 minutes). You may perform:
- Two etudes
- A movement from a solo piece and an etude
- Two contrasting movements from a solo piece
If your solo selection is a single movement, multi-section work, which features contrasting styles, this would satisfy the requirement. For example, Alexander Arutunian's Concerto (with cuts) and J. Guy Ropartz's Andante and Allegro are both examples of compositions which would satisfy this requirement.
Solo literature may be performed with or without piano accompaniment. Applicants who wish to perform with an accompanist must provide their own.
You may NOT perform your trumpet part to a piece from your high school band.
- Standard orchestra excerpts (2 or 3) may be performed in addition to the solo/etude requirement to demonstrate the applicant's ability on the instrument as well as their knowledge of symphonic repertoire.
- All major scales and chromatic scales.
- Sight-reading. The sight-reading will come from some of the more moderate, published etudes.
We strongly recommend that all trumpet applicants prepare for their audition under the guidance of a private instructor.
Please contact Professor Campbell if you have questions regarding your upcoming trumpet audition.
Please take a moment to watch this video in which Professors Van Hof and Campbell discuss elements of a successful audition.