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CCM Trumpet Undergrads

2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Trumpet Class

Auditions

2017-18 Audition Instructions:

All undergraduate and graduate applicants must submit a prescreening recording via getacceptd.com/ccm. Please see page 23 of the CCM Application Handbook for uploading instructions. A current one-page resume should also be uploaded with your recording. The deadline for recordings is Dec. 1.

Trumpet Prescreening Requirements

Undergraduate Trumpet Prescreening Requirements:

BM Applicants should perform only on B-flat and/or C trumpets. Applicants must prepare the following (in any order):

  • Etude: Brandt No. 1 OR Arban Characteristic Study No. 1 (on B-flat trumpet).
  • Etude: One Concone Lyrical Study or equivalent (choose one that accurately reflects your abilities).
  • Solo: One movement of a standard solo work OR 5-6 minutes from a single movement work.

Graduate Trumpet Prescreening Requirements:

MM, AD, and DMA applicants must prepare the following (in any order):

  • Etude: Charlier No. 2
  • Etude: One etude of your choice from Brandt Orchestral Etudes.
  • Solo: One movement of a standard solo work OR 5-8 minutes from a single-movement work.
  • Three standard orchestral excerpts
Trumpet Live Audition Requirements

Undergraduate Trumpet Live Audition Requirements:

As with the prescreening, BM Applicants should perform only on B-flat and/or C trumpets:

  • Two etudes in contrasting style that accurately reflect your abilities.
  • One solo of the applicant’s choice.
  • In addition to the student-selected solo: Concerto in E-flat, Haydn OR Hummel, mvt. 1 only.
  • Up to three standard orchestral excerpts.

Graduate Trumpet Live Audition Requirements:

  • Two etudes in contrasting style that accurately reflect your abilities. Choose from Charlier, Bitsch, Longinotti, Tomasi or equivalent.
  • One major, standard repertoire solo of the applicant’s choice.
  • One complete concerto from the standard trumpet repertoire.
  • Five orchestra excerpts, including:
    • Stravinsky - Petrouchka (Ballerina Solo)
    • Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (opening and lyric solo)
    • Respighi - Pines of Rome (offstage solo)
  • Required for AD applicants: Honegger: Intrada OR Tomasi: Concerto, mvt. 1.

Live Audition: All trumpet applicants selected for a live audition will be contacted by Professor Alan Siebert in December and invited to Cincinnati for an on-campus audition. Audition dates are Feb. 16-17, 2018. Specific instructions for your live audition (as needed) will be given at this time. Applicants may also contact Professor Siebert at alan.siebert@uc.edu.