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Trumpet Studies

Welcome to the UT Trumpet Studio, a group of approximately 25-30 undergraduate and graduate music majors like yourself.

Each week you’ll take a one-hour private lesson and participate in a 90-minute studio class (solo class). Most students elect to play in the UT Trumpet Ensemble, which meets once a week for 90 minutes. Major ensembles open to all trumpet studio members by audition include the UT Symphony Orchestra, the UT Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, the Pride of the Southland Marching Band, and the UT Jazz Band. There are also numerous small jazz ensembles, brass quintets, and trumpet ensembles of all sizes.

Understanding the changing role of musicians and pedagogues in our current times we value your individuality and will encourage you to develop the artistic skills that are unique to you. Writing for trumpet, playing solo, orchestral or chamber music, writing academically and teaching are all welcomed skills in the UT Trumpet Studio that we want you to experience.

The combined effect of challenging, supportive private instruction, a variety of top-notch ensemble experiences, rigorous academic courses in music theory and musicology, will encourage you to develop your trumpet playing and musicianship. 

If you are interested in learning how to be the best musician and trumpet player you can be, become a member of the UT Trumpet Studio. Please contact Arthur Zanin (adecamar@utk.edu) and see the Auditions section of this website.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing you play!

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