trumpet

Bachelor
Trumpet

Experiencing the joy of playing music starts with a solid foundation. The technical aspects will be explored in depth during the lessons, including playing staccato and legato, developing and improving embouchure, airflow/mouthpiece placement, posture, sound and intonation.

As a student, you will apply these techniques all the time in technical exercises, études, concertos and orchestral works, eventually developing a natural performance style.  Once you have completely internalised these technical skills, you will be able to focus fully on the music and your performance, and you will be ready for orchestral playing, chamber music and solo performances.

Meet our team

Meet your lecturers

Benny Wiame

Classical Trumpet

Benny Wiame (born 1962) teaches Trumpet at Conservatorium Maastricht.

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Theo Wolters

Classical Trumpet / Methodology Trumpet

At a young age, Theo Wolters (born 1955) started playing the trumpet with the

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Curriculum

Curriculum

Major Trumpet

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Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Main Subject and Components related to the Main Subject

24

26

31

47

Main Subject Wind Instruments

24

26

31

47

Professional Development

3

3

3

Basic Digital Tools

2

Health and Well-Being

1

Basic Teaching Skills Instrument Specific Methodology

1

Basic Teaching Skills Lectures

1

Studio Recording Preparation

1

Your Art as a Business Basic Course

2

Your Art as a Business Electives

1

Music Theory

25

23

10

Skills Lab

8

8

Creative Lab

8

8

History of Music

4

2

Choir Classical (General)

2

2

Applied Piano Classical

3

3

Elective Theory Modules

10

Ensemble

8

8

8

6

Projects Symphonic Orchestra/Wind Orchestra

4

4

4

4

Chamber Music

2

2

2

2

Wind Band Lessons

2

2

2

Minor

8

7

Free Space

8

7

Before you apply

Admission
requirements

Pre-audition video requirements:

For the pre-audition, the candidate needs to record two video’s that contains:

  • Video 1: A short introduction of him/herself in English: talk about your musical experiences, your motivation to study music, your main subject and why you choose to audition at Conservatorium Maastricht.
  • Video 2: A recording of the audition programme in one take, in fixed camera position without any editing. The candidate’s face and body should be clearly visible. At the start of the video, the candidate announces his/her Zuyd student number and the programme he or she will perform.

The video’s should be uploaded to an online platform such as YouTube.com or Vimeo.com. It is the candidates responsibility to make sure that the video links work.

Audition requirements for a Bachelor audition

Études
One etude from one of the following collections:

  • T. Charlier – 36 Etudes for Trumpet
  • C.F. Arban – Trumpet Method
  • E. Bozza – Etudes for Trumpet
  • H. Tomasi – Etudes for Trumpet

 

Recital pieces
Please record the following pieces:

  • J.B.G Neruda: Concerto in Es or another romantic piece of your choice
  • Verplicht Solowerk intrada / Ketting

 

Mandatory solo piece

  • O. Ketting: Intrada