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Trumpet Institute

Key Information

U-M Faculty Director: Professor William Campbell

July 3 - 16, 2016

Priority Deadline: February 12, 2016


This session will focus on developing strong fundamentals, improving tone production, and enhancing technical skills. Class offerings include:

  • Minimum of one private lesson each week
  • Daily master classes
  • Etude and solo repertoire
  • Chamber music
  • Individual warm-ups
  • Orchestral excerpts
  • College audition preparation
  • Theory/musicianship classes

Application Procedure

The application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Audition Upload



Performance Video (Upload)

Upload a 3-5 minute long recorded audition of one or more pieces, with or without accompaniment (for example, a piece performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival, an etude, or an excerpt from something being played at school). The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills. You will be provided with an upload link following your online application submission.

Recommendation (Upload)

(Optional) You may have one of your current music teachers (school teacher or private teacher) assess your work in a letter of recommendation. In addition to your musical abilities, the letter may discuss your personal characteristics such as initiative, dependability, and your commitment to increasing your musical skills. To invite a recommender: you will be prompted to submit your recommender's email address. You will then continue with your audition submission. Once complete, your recommender will receive a notification and link to send your confidential recommendation.


Admission Notification

Priority deadline for all application/audition materials is February 12, 2016. Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 28, 2016.   

Late applications may be accepted while space is available, however priority will be given to applications received by the priority deadline. Admission and notification after the priority deadline will be on a rolling basis.

Decisions will not be given by phone.

Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

Please visit the Tuition, Fees and Scholarships page for more information.


Audio Samples

Please visit our Media Gallery for audio from the 2014 Horn Institute.



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