To gain admission to the B.Mus. in Music Performance (Trumpet), a student must pass an entrance audition before a faculty jury of three, to be appointed by the chairperson. The audition will occur near the end of the second semester of college and must demonstrate the student’s ability to perform well challenging repertoire representing several historical periods and styles. A student wishing to perform an entrance audition must notify the chairperson in writing at least three weeks prior to the audition. Only after passing the entrance audition may the student declare as a major the B.Mus. in Music Performance (Trumpet). A prospective candidate for the B.Mus. in Music Performance (Trumpet) may declare a major in Music prior to the semesters stated above but will be listed as a candidate for the B.A. Music until he or she passes the audition. A student who does not pass the entrance audition in the second semester may have a second opportunity in the third semester.
During the four years of study toward the Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (Trumpet), performance and study repertoire should include works from the Baroque period through the present. Repertoire should be at a level of technical attainment and musical expressiveness comparable to, but not limited by, the examples given below. By the time of preparation for the required Junior and Senior recitals, candidates should be able to demonstrate performance proficiency on the C, E-flat/D, and B-flat/A piccolo trumpets in addition to the trumpet in B-flat. Repertoire for recitals should be chosen accordingly. Candidates should be able to demonstrate proficiency in fundamental skills such as lip slurs, multiple tonguing, major and minor scales, sight-reading and transposition.
Candidates interested in jazz performance should demonstrate as well:
1) memorization of several standard jazz tunes or heads such as those in the Charlie Parker Omnibook or the New Real Book, Vol. 2, both listed below;
2) memorization of at least two choruses of one bebop solo by an established jazz (trumpet) master;
3) knowledge of twelve-bar blues and standard harmonic progressions, including minimal ability to play progressions or changes at the keyboard;
4) demonstrated ability to transcribe in correct musical notation improvised solo choruses illustrating the blues, Rhythms, and standard ii-V progressions.
Repertoire for the entrance audition for the Bachelor of Music in Trumpet should include a minimum of one selection each from any two of the following categories. If one of the selected categories Orchestral Excerpts, please prepare a minimum of two excerpts. (Note: Candidates specializing in jazz, please prepare one selection each from any three of the following categories.)
Studies and Etudes
Piccolo Trumpet in
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