University of Kentucky Trumpet Studio
(Lexington, KY)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Auditions
Students wishing to gain admittance into undergraduate programs with a concentration in Trumpet should be prepared to present the following material in an audition:

Two contrasting works that demonstrate your ability technically and musically. One of these can be your All-State or District solo.

Major and Chromatic Scales as requested.

Possible Sight Reading.

Any additional material that you feel exemplifies your musicianship and versatility. (i.e. excerpts, jazz etc.)

Please direct any questions to: jason.dovel@uky.edu

Masters Auditions
Students wishing to gain admittance into the Master of Music program with a concentration in Trumpet should be prepared to present the following material in an audition:

A 15-20 minute audition consisting of repertoire that demonstrates your ability technically and musically. 
-At least two contrasting solo works. (Single movements from larger works are acceptable.)
-At least three standard orchestral excerpts.   (Students interested in a jazz emphasis may substitute a transcription and demonstration of jazz improvisation in lieu of orchestral excerpts.)

It is recommended (not required) that you select from the following orchestral excerpts:
Beethoven – Leonore Overture (2 and 3)
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade)
Respighi – Pines of Rome (off-stage solo)
Stravinsky - Petrushka (Ballerina’s Dance)
Mahler – Symphony No. 5

You may also feel free to play any additional material that exemplifies your musicianship and versatility. (i.e. jazz improvisation, lead trumpet, baroque trumpet, etc.)

Piano accompaniment is not required.

There may be sight reading.

Please direct any questions to: jason.dovel@uky.edu

Doctoral Auditions
Students wishing to gain admittance into doctoral level programs with a concentration in Trumpet should be prepared to present the following material in an audition:

A 20-30 minute audition consisting of repertoire that demonstrates your ability technically and musically. 
-At least three contrasting solo works. (Single movements from larger works are acceptable.)
-At least three standard orchestral excerpts.   It is recommended (not required) that you select from the following orchestral excerpts:

Beethoven – Leonore Overture (2 and 3)
Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade)
Respighi – Pines of Rome (off-stage solo)
Stravinsky - Petrushka (Ballerina’s Dance)
Mahler – Symphony No. 5 (opening solo)

You may also feel free to play any additional material that exemplifies your musicianship and versatility. (i.e. jazz improvisation, lead trumpet, baroque trumpet, etc.)

Piano accompaniment is not required.

There may be sight reading.

Please direct any questions to: jason.dovel@uky.edu