School of Music > Admission & Aid > Auditions > Undergraduate/Teacher Licensure > Trumpet
Successful applicants will be assigned to the applied
studios within the category (classical or jazz) for which they have
auditioned. If an applicant wishes to study in both the jazz and
classical studios they must apply for both programs. To do so, please contact email@example.com.
Please see the audition requirements below.
We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person.
One etude of applicant's choice from Charlier, Brandt, Arban Characteristic Studies, or equivalent.
One short standard solo piece (Enescu Legende or equivalent), or the first movement of a standard concerto or sonata of the applicant's choice (Arutunian, Haydn, Hummel, Hindemith, Kennan, or equivalent). No piccolo requirements for undergrad.
Excerpts: Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition, Ballerina Dance from Petrouchka, off-stage solo from 2nd movement of Pines of Rome.
Recorded Interview Questions (only applicable to those who select a recorded submission to audition)
Please upload a video that is no longer than 2-3 minutes and responds to the below questions:
What is your musical background?
Why are you applying to DePaul?
Entire pre-screening video should be no more than 15 minutes in total. Performances with a “live” rhythm section are preferred, but play-along recordings are also acceptable. In either case, only the applicant should be featured (no solos by other instruments other than trumpet). Pre-screens can only be uploaded after the application has been submitted.
1) Clarke Technical Studies For Cornet, Etude II (pg 9) mm=120+
2) Any three major scales, two-octaves, legato.
3) Three varied jazz selections in different styles (ballad, swing, straight-eighth note, etc) including the melody and improvisation choruses.
6. Lead trumpet (optional)If you are interested in a focus of lead trumpet playing, please include:- Three contrasting excerpts from the big band repertoire- Ascending chromatic scale to your highest comfortable top of your range, with a fermata on that note7. Classical ComponentIn addition to jazz répertoire, please be prepared to play a piece demonstrating your abilities in the classical style.Movement II, Haydn Concerto For Trumpet or similar lyrical solo8. Scales (starting notes are Bb transposed)8th notes @ 1/4 note = mm. 120 (ascending and descending)2-octave Ab Major Scale2-octave G Mixolydian2-octave Bb dorian2-octave B majorRecorded Interview Questions (only applicable to those who select a recorded submission to audition)Please upload a video that is no longer than 2-3 minutes and responds to the below questions: