Most undergraduate students begin their degrees with little to no resourceful knowledge about where to find trumpet repertoire, let alone how to approach certain music and learn to play it correctly. Often, this lack of information impedes the first year or two of their degree as they figure out how to approach trumpet music by trial and error. While many method books and collections exist already to help younger students, there is no literature out there that specifically targets the undergraduate player with the intent to help them efficiently move past this early learning curve and help them build the vocabulary to discuss and practice the standard repertoire of an undergraduate trumpet degree. I’ve created a collection of the most standard repertoire for young players with extensive notes on how to approach, practice, and perform each piece or excerpt. I hope that this book can help the undergraduate trumpet player to more efficiently move from a beginning player to an informed musician.
Semester/Year of Award
Joseph C. VanFleet
Professor of Trumpet
Restricted Access Thesis
Hermens, Corey A., "An Undergraduate’s Guide to Trumpet Repertoire" (2018). Honors Theses. 587.