Texas A&M University-Kingsville

TRUMPET STUDIO - AUDITIONS

The trumpet studio at Texas A&M-Kingsville averages 30-35 students, majoring in music education, performance, jazz studies, and graduate studies. One of the key areas we excel in is the personal attention given to each student. With two trumpet professors, all students are able to study with a faculty member. This allows us to maintain a studio size that maximizes student opportunities without sacrificing individual attention.

Music scholarships are available, however, they are competitive and are awarded by audition. The audition for admission to the School of Music also determines the potential scholarship award.

Prospective Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to visit the campus and arrange a tour, as well as meet with Dr. Millsap. More information is available on the School of Music Auditions page regarding application and admission. The application and recommendation form can also be downloaded below. They can be returned to the department or Dr. Millsap via e-mail or "snail" mail.

Audition Process

Audition Dates
January 25, 2020
February 22, 2020
February 29, 2020
March 21, 2020

Individual days available by appointment. Contact
Dr. Millsap to arrange a day & time.


Download the 2020 Scholarship Packet with all forms and information about scholarships, the trumpet studio, and music ensembles.


Opportunities
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REPERTOIRE

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY (BM):
Two Solos or Études (or a combination) of contrasting character should be prepared which best demonstrate your sound, range, and technique. The following repertoire is recommended but similar works may be substituted.

Bachelor of Music - Trumpet Performance
1. Scales: All major scales and arpeggios
2. Étude from one of the following: Bousquet- 36 Celebrated Studies; Brandt- 34 Studies; Charlier- 36 Transcendental Etudes; Longinotti- 12 Studies in Classical and Modern Style, Current year TMEA or ATSSB Etudes.
3. Solo from one of the following: Arutunian- Concerto, Haydn- Concerto, Hindemith- Sonata, Kennan- Sonata, or other UIL Class 1 solo

Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification
1. Scales: All major scales and arpeggios
2. Étude from one of the following: Arban- Characteristic Studies; Brandt- 34 Studies; Concone- Lyrical Studies; Getchell- Second Book of Practical Studies, Current year TMEA or ATSSB Etudes.
3. Solo from one of the following: Balay- Prelude et Ballade, Barat- Fantasie en E-flat, Goedicke- Concert Etude, Haydn- Concerto (2nd movement), or other UIL Class 1 solo

Bachelor of Music - Jazz Studies
Contact Dr. Paul Hageman, Director of Jazz Studies for information.

GRADUATE STUDY (MM):

Master of Music - Trumpet Performance
1. Scales: All major scales and arpeggios
2. Études: One étude from Brant, Charlier, or Bitsch
3. Solos
: Two contrasting solos
4. Excerpts: Three standard orchestral excerpts

Master of Music - Music Education
Contact Dr. Melinda Brou, Graduate Coordinator for information.
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For more information, contact:
TAMUK School of Music
MSC 174, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363-8202
kyle.millsap@tamuk.edu

Physical address:
Music Building
775 N Armstrong Ave
Kingsville, TX 78363