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Undergraduate Trumpet Auditions

trumpet section in a UI Symphony Band concert

Candidates should prepare two contrasting selections from the standard repertoire for their instrument, which may include solos, etudes and/or orchestral excerpts. It is critical that the audition material be thoroughly prepared, approximately 3 to 5 minutes in length.

For more information, please see Undergraduate Auditions.

Solo Repertoire:

  • Arutunian Concerto
  • Balay Prelude et Ballade
  • Barat Andante et Scherzo
  • Broughton Oliver’s Birthday
  • Clarke Debutante, Bride of the Waves, etc.
  • Handel Aria con Variazioni
  • Haydn Concerto
  • Hindemith Sonata
  • Hummel Concerto
  • Kennan Sonata
  • Ketting Intrada
  • Ropartz Andante et Allegro

Etude Repertoire:

  • Arban Characteristic Studies
  • Bousquet 36 Celebrated Studies
  • Brandt 34 Orchestral Studies
  • Charlier 36 Etudes transcendantes
  • Voxman Selected Studies
  • Wurm 40 Studies

Optional Orchestral Excerpts:

  • Beethoven Leonore Overture #3 off-stage call
  • Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition promenade
  • Respighi Pines of Rome off-stage solo
  • Stravinsky Petroushka ballerina’s dance


Contact Prof Jonathan Allen, brass area head