Trumpet Auditions

These are the audition requirements for entry into all undergraduate degree programs.


  • Scales: Two-octave major scales
  • Sight reading
  • One piece from below or a piece of comparable level. Accompaniment is optional. 

Trumpet Suggested Repertoire:

  • Arutunian Concerto
  • Balay Prelude et Ballade
  • Handel Aria con Variazioni
  • Haydn Concerto (movements 1 and 2)
  • Kennan Sonata, (movement 1)
  • Ropartz Andante and Allegro. 

These particular pieces are not required but are given as a general idea of repertoire many choose to play. Accepted students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and the audition is to show not only current ability through the repertoire chosen but also potential for success in a major music program. Prospective students are encouraged to contact Professor Leisring by email with any questions about repertoire well before the audition. 


Faculty Contact: Stephen Leisring, leisring@ku.edu


Audition Dates

(For entry into the Fall 2018 semester) 

 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018: Prairie Winds Festival participants only.                 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018: Regular Audition Date - all instruments and voice.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018: Regular Audition Date - all instruments and voice.

If you cannot attend a live audition date, contact musicrecruiting@ku.edu to make other arrangements.


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