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Trumpet Audition Repertoire

Bachelor of Music

  • Two solo movements of contrasting styles from the major concerto and sonata repertoire.
  • Charlier Etude No. 2 Du Style
  • Brandt Etude No. 1
  • Orchestral Excerpts:
    • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition – Promenade
    • Resphigi: Pines of Rome – offstage lyrical solo
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 – 1st movement opening solo
  • Scales in all keys; possible sight reading and transposition

Graduate Degrees (MM, GPD, DMA)

  • Haydn Trumpet Concerto – 1st Movement (complete) with Cadenza
  • Modern solo of your choice
  • Charlier Etude No. 2 Du Style
  • Bitsch Etude No. 1
  • Orchestral Excerpts:
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 – 1st movement opening solo AND lyrical solo starting one bar before rehearsal 13
    • Stravinsky: Petrouchka – Ballerina Dance
    • Resphigi: Pines of Rome – offstage lyrical solo
    • Beethoven: Leonore Overture – 2 AND 3 offstage trumpet calls
    • Handel: Messiah Trumpet Shall Sound – full movement (on piccolo trumpet)
  • Scales in all keys; possible sight reading and transposition

Artist Diploma

AD applicants must prepare a program of no less than 70 minutes duration, representing at least three style periods and including at least two large-scale works.