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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Trumpet Schools in Texas Reply with quote

Hello,

First time poster - I'm a high school senior in Texas and looking for music schools in the state. I've heard that these are good ones and looking for opinions, some big schools and some small. I've noticed all listed have Ensembles competing at NTC.

UNT
Texas Tech
Texas State
UT
Baylor
Tarleton State
West Texas AM
McMurry
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kyle Millsap is at UT Kingsville. I worked with him here in Memphis and he's a great player, teacher, and guy!

HTH

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you plan on majoring in? If it's related to Jazz Studies, I think UNT is your best choice. Especially in state tuition? Home run.

Mike Steinel and Jay Saunders on faculty.

Even if your studying classical trumpet or music ed. Doc Candelaria, Keith Johnson...great faculty.

Big State school, and one of the best music departments in the country.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, just looked at the UNT web site. Wasn't aware of all the changes. I guess a lot of years have passed since I took notice of the faculty.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to derail this thread, but WTH happened to Noth Texas?

I just listened to some recent lab band recordings, took a look at the faculty, and did a little research.

I guess they are in a transition period, and times have clearly changed.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you considered taking a lesson with any of the teachers at the schools you've mentioned? If not, you should! As a tpt professor in the state of TX, that would be the best advice I could give. Your first 4-5 years should be all about you in an environment where you can flourish as a player and musician.

You'll need at least the following:
1. a teacher who can teach YOU and give you a solid foundation
2. ample playing opportunities to grow musically

I'd be happy to talk with you privately about any the schools on your list. Many are quite good.

best of luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benlewis wrote:
Kyle Millsap is at UT Kingsville. I worked with him here in Memphis and he's a great player, teacher, and guy!

HTH

Ben


I've heard good things about Kingsville, but it's too far south for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray Sasaki at UT.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Texas is a trumpet players' haven, an incredible number of the top players in the USA (and many around the world) have come from here. You can go to little dive bars way out in the country and find trumpet players who would fit right into many other big cities' pro environments. I subbed with UTSA a few years ago on their basketball band for a game that was broadcast on ESPN. The opponent was UT Arlington, hardly a "top tier" Texas school. However, nearly their whole trumpet section had a double C, it was insane! I run into this kind of stuff all the time. I have a high school student who didn't make the region band, yet he's playing Valse Brilliante/Sounds of the Hudson for state solo & ensemble, and he's finishing with a 4-line G on his normal "legit" mouthpiece. This kind of stuff seems common around these parts...

The gist is that there almost no bad college options in Texas for aspiring trumpet players. From Rice with Butler/Geyer, to UNT and the other big schools, all the way down to community colleges with the jazz chair from the Woody Herman band, it's hard to go wrong here!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an amazing amount of good trumpet players in Texas - that is for sure. Lots of guys with great high chops as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the input. I'm mainly looking for a great teacher...high chops are nice, but if they can't teach me that's what I'm more worried about.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you contact Jason Bergman at UNT and get a lesson from him?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(in no particular order)

UT Austin - Ray Sasaki
Texas Tech - Will Strieder
Baylor - Wiff Rudd
Rice - Butler/Geyer
SHSU - Randy Adams

Assuming you're going the performance route... Having many friends that have either already gone through the process or are currently seeking out schools for MM or DMA, contacting these professors and setting up a lesson is the only way to go. You mentioned wanting someone who can teach you and getting some 1-on-1 time is the only way for you to make that call.

Best of luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

North Texas produces lots of professional players.there is something to be said for going to a school that produces pro players as the bonds you make in school willl serve you well and open doors decades after school.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jsummers4 wrote:
(in no particular order)

UT Austin - Ray Sasaki
Texas Tech - Will Strieder
Baylor - Wiff Rudd
Rice - Butler/Geyer
SHSU - Randy Adams

Assuming you're going the performance route... Having many friends that have either already gone through the process or are currently seeking out schools for MM or DMA, contacting these professors and setting up a lesson is the only way to go. You mentioned wanting someone who can teach you and getting some 1-on-1 time is the only way for you to make that call.

Best of luck!


If I were to go to Tech everyone has suggested I study with Dr. Stetson. Rice would be great but I'm staying realistic there and SHSU didn't really impress me...all the schools I've listed (and a few I haven't) I've taken lessons with the teacher, just looking for more opinions...thank you
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason Bergman at UNT is one of the finest teachers and players around. Absolutely world class.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

University of Houston should not be overlooked.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep in mind that, due to the size of the program, and while the professors are superb, you might get a graduate student and not the main professor to study with.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: UNT Reply with quote

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:34 am Post subject:
Keep in mind that, due to the size of the program, and while the professors are superb, you might get a graduate student and not the main professor to study with.

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My studio currently has the following break down:
3 DMA
2 MM
2 Seniors
2 Juniors
5 Sophomores
3 Freshmen

As you can see, I make it a clear and deliberate point to teach all levels - especially freshmen and sophomores (8 total this year!)

It's true that we do have very highly qualified doctoral teaching assistants that do teach applied lessons, but they are closely monitored, and often team taught with faculty. In addition, you can have extra time each week with direct contact with faculty in 3 studio classes, 1 excerpt class, 2 warm-up routines. You'll only get left out if you chose to not participate.

It's my mission to bust this myth about UNT. If you want to come to UNT and study with me, for example, we'll find a way to make it happen. Email me if you've got questions, or are interested in our program. [email protected]

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update...

After considering the original list of schools, my final audition list is (no certain order):

UNT
Tarleton State
Baylor (Already auditioned)
Texas Tech

...chose these schools because of the teacher's reputation...
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