TMEA All-State Audition Materials

EXPLANATION OF PRACTICE MATERIALS

This page contains all the materials you need to have a successful experience with the TMEA All-State audition music.  There are three media sections containing various files.  To be successful, you will need to work with all of the materials in each section as each file serves a distinct and separate purpose.  Equally important as the materials, it is imperative that you begin working with these files immediately, taking each etude in small sections or chunks.  Begin with the practice recordings that present the music at the slowest tempo.  Do not try to play the etudes all the way through–not only does this process unproductive, it is actually detrimental as it reinforces small mistakes and errors resulting from the unaware neglect of the many details including, rhythmic accuracy, intonation, articulation, phrasing, dynamics (both written and implied), appropriate places to breath, consistency of tone quality, and the evenness of rhythms and pulse.

The sections below contain the following types of materials:

  1. The three all-state etudes in pdf format.  Download them immediately!
  2. Practice recordings of each etude at a very slow tempo.  This is where you begin.
  3. Practice recordings of each etude at a moderately slow tempo.  Begin working with these files ONLY after you can play those in section #2 well.
  4. Piano accompaniment recordings at an acceptable performance tempo.
  5. Piano accompaniment recordings at a much faster performance tempo.  These are ONLY for those who REALLY have mastered the etudes.
  6. Performances of each etude by Thomas Hooten, Principal Trumpet, LA Philharmonic Orchestra

also…

10 All-State Practice Tips
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ALL-REGION ETUDE #1
TRUMPET ONLY

SLOW TEMPO

ALL-REGION ETUDE #2
TRUMPET ONLY

SLOW TEMPO

ALL-REGION ETUDE #11
TRUMPET ONLY

SLOW TEMPO

ALL-REGION ETUDE #1
TRUMPET ONLY

MODERATE TEMPO

ALL-REGION ETUDE #2
TRUMPET ONLY

MODERATE TEMPO

ALL-REGION ETUDE #11
TRUMPET ONLY

MODERATE TEMPO