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Winds & Percussion Auditions & Interviews

Specific Instrumental Requirements - Trumpet

Pre-Screening

For consideration for admission to the D.M.A. program, each applicant must first pass a pre-screening to be uploaded prior to the live audition. Select thirty minutes of repertoire from the repertoire listed below.

The pre-screening requirement is waived for current University of Michigan graduate trumpet majors applying to the D.M.A. program.

Please upload your recording by December 1 for the Fall Term or September 15 for the Winter Term.

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Audition

For the in-person audition, each applicant must be prepared to play one selection in categories 1 through 5, six or more selections from category 6, and sight reading at the discretion of the committee. An equivalent work substituted for one of the following should be of similar musical stature and difficulty.

  1. Fasch, Concerto; Telemann, Concerto in D; L. Mozart, Concerto or equivalent baroque concerto originally written for the trumpet
  2. Haydn: Concerto or Hummel: Concerto (in E or Eb)
  3. Tomasi, Concerto; Jolivet, Concertino; Chaynes, Concerto or other similar twentieth-century concerto for trumpet and orchestra
  4. H. Stevens, Sonata; K. Kennan, Sonata; Hindemith, Sonata; Ewazen, Sonata or equivalent sonata for trumpet and piano
  5. A work of the candidate's choice that would not appropriately fit in one of the above categories
  6. Standard orchestral excerpts from Bruckner, Mahler, Respighi, Prokofiev, Ravel, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and/or Wagner
  7. Sight reading

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