Audition Requirements

General Admission Information

New students must meet the general requirements for admission to the University. Additionally, an audition is required in the applicants' major performance field to determine proficiency and placement in the appropriate applied level. It is preferred that auditions take place at the University. In this way, the student can get a first-hand impression of the campus and the activity in the busy School of Music. During your visit you will meet Professor Darke, the conductors and, very likely, several of the students. In case of extreme distance or scheduling problems, a high quality cassette, CD or video tape may serve for provisional admittance. Auditions are judged by the appropriate applied faculty and are normally arranged through the individual studio professor. Auditions serve as criteria for admissions and scholarships and are held throughout the school year. Auditions are advisory in nature regarding performance level. Repertoire for the admission audition is generally selected from the traditional solo literature, etudes and, if possible, orchestral excerpts (where applicable). For audition requirements go to UA Trumpet Studio Audition Requirements to view/download a PDF with all the information. For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact Professor Darke at

Audition Information

One of the best times to audition is during the Southwest Junior and Senior Honor Band Festival that occurs here on campus each spring. This honor band is comprised mainly of high school students from the western U.S. interested in attending the University of Arizona. During this festival we hold many scholarship auditions. This festival generally occurs in early January.