Trumpet Audition Requirements

Select the degree you are interested in to review the audition requirements and additional degree information. Faculty contact information is available at the bottom of the page.

Trumpet Audition Requirements - Undergraduate

Degree Page: Composition (BM)

Note: Audition only required for instrumental emphasis (private lesson) consideration

  1. Two contrasting movements, pieces, or études
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

* Orchestral excerpts are not required of performance applicants, but the inclusion of several standard excerpts as a part of your audition is welcomed.

All those auditioning are expected to perform without accompaniment.

Degree Page: Jazz Studies (BM)

Classical Audition

  1. Two contrasting movements, pieces, or études
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

Jazz Audition

  1. Be prepared to perform a blues selection, jazz standard, and ballad. Please choose selections from the provided list (below). For each selection, perform the head, solo once over the form, return to the head, and end accordingly. Instrumental jazz studies applicants must also sing the melody of one of their prepared pieces.
    Audition Information for Jazz Studies Majors
  2. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Music (BA)

  1. Two contrasting movements, pieces, or études
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

* Orchestral excerpts are not required of performance applicants, but the inclusion of several standard excerpts as a part of your audition is welcomed.

All those auditioning are expected to perform without accompaniment.

Degree Page: Music Education (BM)

  1. Two contrasting movements, pieces, or études
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

* Orchestral excerpts are not required of performance applicants, but the inclusion of several standard excerpts as a part of your audition is welcomed.

All those auditioning are expected to perform without accompaniment.

Degree Page: Music in Combination with an Outside Field (BM)

  1. Two contrasting movements, pieces, or études
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

* Orchestral excerpts are not required of performance applicants, but the inclusion of several standard excerpts as a part of your audition is welcomed.

All those auditioning are expected to perform without accompaniment.

Degree Page: Music Theory (BM)

  1. Two contrasting movements, pieces, or études
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

* Orchestral excerpts are not required of performance applicants, but the inclusion of several standard excerpts as a part of your audition is welcomed.

All those auditioning are expected to perform without accompaniment.

Degree Page: Performance (BM)

  1. Two contrasting movements, pieces, or études
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

* Orchestral excerpts are not required of performance applicants, but the inclusion of several standard excerpts as a part of your audition is welcomed.

All those auditioning are expected to perform without accompaniment.

Degree Page: Performance & Music Education (BM)

  1. Two contrasting movements, pieces, or études
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

* Orchestral excerpts are not required of performance applicants, but the inclusion of several standard excerpts as a part of your audition is welcomed.

All those auditioning are expected to perform without accompaniment.

Degree Page: Sound Recording Technology (BM)

Note: SRT applicants must submit a pre-screen audition recording (review requirements)

  1. Two contrasting movements, pieces, or études
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

* Orchestral excerpts are not required of performance applicants, but the inclusion of several standard excerpts as a part of your audition is welcomed.

All those auditioning are expected to perform without accompaniment.

Program Page: Music Minor

  1. Two contrasting movements, pieces, or études
  2. All major scales from memory
  3. Sight-reading

* Orchestral excerpts are not required of performance applicants, but the inclusion of several standard excerpts as a part of your audition is welcomed.

All those auditioning are expected to perform without accompaniment.

Trumpet Audition Requirements - Graduate

Degree Page: Performance (MM)

Candidates must exhibit the equivalent preparation to that required for the Bachelor of Music in Performance at Ithaca College and give evidence of being equipped to perform successful recitals during the period of study for the degree program.

  1. Several contrasting styles from the standard trumpet repertoire that demonstrate all facets of your playing and show proficiency on B-flat, C, and example of small horn playing - either E-flat or piccolo or both
  2. One étude from either Brandt, Charlier, or Bitsch
  3. At least four standard orchestral excerpts

Degree Page: Music Education (MM, MS)

  1. Several contrasting styles from the standard trumpet repertoire that demonstrate all facets of your playing and show proficiency on B-flat, C, and example of small horn playing - either E-flat or piccolo or both
  2. One étude from either Brandt, Charlier, or Bitsch
  3. At least four standard orchestral excerpts

Faculty

Chris Coletti
Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Phone: (607) 274-1913
E-mail: ccoletti@ithaca.edu
Office: 2213 James J Whalen Ctr for Music
Visit Professor Coletti's Website

Aaron Witek
Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Phone: (607) 274-3067
E-mail: awitek@ithaca.edu
Office: 2306 James J Whalen Ctr for Music
Visit Professor Witek's Website

Specific classical repertoire questions should be directed to Professor Coletti or Professor Witek.

Mike Titlebaum
Director of Jazz Studies
Phone: (607) 274-1283
E-mail: mtitlebaum@ithaca.edu
Office: 2308 James J Whalen Ctr for Music
Visit Professor Titlebaum's Website

Specific jazz repertoire questions should be directed to Professor Titlebaum.