Arts Academy Boarding School: Trumpet Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student trumpet players a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Trumpet students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

The trumpet major requirements include:

Private Lesson and Studio

This course focuses on the fundamental sound production and the basic technique of the Trumpet. Playing efficiency, sound, expression and musicality are all focal points.  Performance skills including the knowledge of genres and styles of music will be emphasized. Students are expected to practice a minimum of three hours per day on the assigned lesson materials.  Progress within the student’s potential is demonstrated in private lessons, studio class performances and the semester jury.  The student and instructor work towards specific short term and long term goals including recitals, college auditions and career choices.

Text/materials needed:

Schlossberg, Daily Drills and Technical Studies
Getchell-Hovey, Practical Studies, Book I, II
Arban, Complete Method
Concone/Sawyer, Lyrical Studies
Clarke, Technical studies
Sachse, 100 Studies
Goldman, Practical Studies
Brandt, Etudes for Trumpet
Charlier, Etudes Trancendantes
Rochut, Bordogni, Vocalises for Trombone Book 1
Stamp, Warmups and Studies
Thompson, Buzzing Basics
Vizzutti, Method Books
Solo literature
Haydn - Concerto
Hummel - Concerto
Kennan - Sonata
Arutunian- Trumpet concerto
Selected French Literature

College Matriculation

2011-2012
The Juilliard School
Eastman School of Music

2009-2010
Northwestern University
Eastman School of Music
Lynn University
Oberlin Conservatory

2008-2009
DePaul University
Oberlin Conservatory
Oklahoma City University
Eastman School of Music
University of Washington
Oberlin Conservatory
University of Louisville

2007-2008
Indiana University
San Francisco Conservatory
The Juilliard School
Western Michigan University

2006-2007
Boston Conservatory
Centre College
Lynn University
Lynn University
Western Michigan University

2005-2006
California Institute of the Arts
Eastman School of Music
Lawrence University
Manhattan School of Music
The Juilliard School

2004-2005
California Institute of the Arts
Cleveland Institute of Music
The Juilliard School
Manhattan School of Music
Oberlin Conservatory

2003-2004
California Institute of the Arts
Cleveland Institute of Music
The Juilliard School
Manhattan School of Music
Oberlin Conservatory

2002-2003
DePaul University
Eastman School of Music
New England Conservatory
Oberlin Conservatory

2001-2002
DePaul University
Grand Valley State University
Peabody Conservatory
Roosevelt University

Video Lessons

Faculty

Ken Larson

Instructor of Trumpet, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp

M.F.A., Trumpet Performance, California Institute of the Arts; B.F.A., Trumpet Performance, California Institute of the Arts

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