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Trumpet Institute

Key Information

U-M Faculty Director: Professor William Campbell


Applications not available for summer 2015

MPulse Trumpet Institute will return in 2016 upon the completion of the E. V. Moore Building renovation and expansion. We can't wait to see you in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance's beautiful new facilities next summer!



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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.

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower