Audition Information

Undergraduate Students:

Graduate Students:

Graduate trumpet audition requirements:

1.  Representative literature displaying skills and background in a variety of periods and styles. A possible collection could include a movement of a baroque work on the piccolo trumpet (Torelli, Handel, etc.), a movement of a classical concerto (Haydn, Hummel) and a movement of a 19th or 20th century concerto, sonata or solo work. (Arutunian, Stevens, Enesco, etc.)

2.  Standard orchestral excerpts or jazz improvisation as it aligns with applicant’s strengths. (Moussorgsky – Pictures Promenade, Respighi Pines offstage, etc. Aebersold track or Band in a Box track)

3.  For graduate assistantship – reading with the faculty brass quintet

Direct questions to:

Dr. Bruce Briney, web:


 For more information about the trumpet assistantship requirements and availability, click here.



Audition Dates


  • December 7, 2013
  • January 11, 2013 Chicago Area (TBA)
  • February 8, 2013
  • February 17, 2013 (President's Day)

Graduate Students

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