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Audition Information

The goal of the audition is to enable you to best demonstrate your musical achievement. Select pieces from the repertoire below that you feel confident with and that display your strengths and interests.  We encourage you to consult with your music teacher or private lesson teacher when choosing and preparing your repertoire.

-Each audition includes demonstrations of scales, a study and a solo-



A two-octave chromatic scale starting on low G, ascending and descending, slurred and with steady rhythm

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Three (3), two-octave scales, G, A, and B-flat major, ascending and descending, all notes tongued and non-staccato, using the rhythm below

written music

Optional: play scales one octave only

     – Click here to listen to a demonstration of a major scale –


Choose one study from one of these etude books see below for links to purchasing options*

     J. P. Arban, 14 Characteristic Studies in the “Complete Method for Trumpet or Cornet”

     V. Brandt, Etudes for Trumpet

     H.L. Clarke, Characteristic Studies

     S. Hering, 30 Etudes for Trumpet or Cornet or 32 Etudes for Trumpet or Cornet

     J. Lewis, Jazz Etudes


Choose one solo click on a title for links to representative recordings, see below for links to purchasing options*

     A.F. Goedicke, Concert Etude (2021 All State/Region audition Solo)

     J. Ed. Barat, Andante and Scherzo



     J. Ropartz, Andante and Allegro


     F. J. Haydn, Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major (any one movement)

     K. Kennan, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (any one movement)


If you have any questions about these requirements, need assistance selecting appropriate repertoire, or would like to explore modified/alternate requirements, please contact the department of music at


*The studies and solo repertoire listed on this page are available for purchase at major sheet-music retailers, including JWPepper, Sheet Music Plus, and Amazon.