Trumpet Audition Requirements

Choose the Exposition from the first movement from one of the following Concertos:

  • Haydn Trumpet Concerto in Eb
  • Neruda Trumpet Concerto in Eb
  • Hummel Trumpet Concerto in Eb

Choose the opening from one of the following Sonatas (the first 1 1/2 pages ):

  • Kent Kennan Trumpet Sonata
  • Hindemith Trumpet Sonata
  • Halsey Stevens Trumpet Sonata

Orchestral Excerpts. Choose two from the following:

  • Beethoven - Off Stage Calls from Leonore Overtures # 2 and # 3
  • Mussorsky - Pictures at an Exposition - Opening Solo
  • Stravinsky- Petrushka - Ballerinas Dance - Solo
  • Respigi - Pines of Rome - off stage solo

Possible Sightreading

We will be looking for the ability to sustain tone production, accurate intonation over a dynamic range (from pianissimo to fortissimo), and control of breath and articulation.

Choral Music

The Conductor

Dr. Stephen Tucker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music, Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine, and the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Riverside Lyric Opera Company.

Upcoming Performances