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Professional Orchestral Auditions for Trumpet: Criteria for Evaluation of Candidates, Common Mistakes and Concerns, and a Discussion of the Top Fifteen Excerpts Asked at Auditions

Abstract Every year hundreds of aspiring musicians audition for positions with professional orchestras throughout the United States. This study is designed to provide a comprehensive look at professional orchestral auditions for trumpet. While other resources rely on the single opinion of their author, this study gathers information from a broad range of sources to develop its conclusions. This project was completed in three phases. In the first phase, lists of excerpts from trumpet auditions were compiled. In the second phase, an online survey of musicians who have served on a trumpet audition committee was conducted. In the final phase, four principal trumpet players of major orchestras and one conductor were interviewed to look further into the c... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Hunsicker, John David (Author) / Hickman, David (Advisor) / Hackbarth, Glenn (Committee member) / Hill, Gary (Committee member) / Pilafian, J. Samuel (Committee member) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts / Audition / Committee / Excerpts / Orchestra / Symphony / Trumpet
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 182 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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