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txtrumpet2021
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:24 pm    Post subject: Best Texas State School Trumpet Studios Reply with quote

Hi -

I am a high school senior in the DFW area and looking at schools for my undergrad in music. I've heard of a few good trumpet studios in my area but wanted to get opinons here. A plus would be an inexpensive school and i want to stay in state - ive heard state schools are financially the best option.

Thanks for your help!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hands down it would be UNT.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UNT is on the list. looking for some other... I've been told UNT is tough for undergrad, maybe better for grad school.

Thanks for other options!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Kyle Millsap at TAMUK is a great teacher and has a super active studio. (BTW, he's a UNT alum...)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baylor with Wiff Rudd, he is a fantastic teacher.

UT Austin is also a good option, Billy Hunter is teaching right now.

UNT is also a good choice, big program with great mentorship as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

txtrumpet2021 wrote:
UNT is on the list. looking for some other... I've been told UNT is tough for undergrad, maybe better for grad school.

Thanks for other options!

I did grad school at UNT. Yeah, it was tough, but it gave me the chance to prove myself against some of the best. Some of the undergrads were as good or better than many of the grad students, but everyone was good. The atmosphere was competetive but also very supportive. Players always encouraged each other and there was none of the cutthroat culture that I had heard horror stories about prior to enro!ling.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing to keep in mind is that, at UNT if you're not strong, you could spend your entire undergraduate time studying with teaching assistants. They're not bad, I knew some who went onto have distinguished careers but, just sayin'.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kehaulani wrote:
One thing to keep in mind is that, at UNT if you're not strong, you could spend your entire undergraduate time studying with teaching assistants. They're not bad, I knew some who went onto have distinguished careers but, just sayin'.


I had the chance to study with one of the professors during a summer term, but since I was a jazz studies major and my minor concentration was trumpet, I normally took lessons with TAs. They were professionals and knew their stuff and I learned just as much with them as I would have with the regular professors. The system at UNT is very good, and with weekly master classes there is a lot of crossover learning. The list of successful players out of UNT is long and distinguished. Marvin Stamm, Dan Fornero, Mike Williams, Craig Johnson, Grant Peters, Frank Green, Gary Grant, Scott Engelbright, just to name a few...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raya2 wrote:
Baylor with Wiff Rudd, he is a fantastic teacher.

UT Austin is also a good option, Billy Hunter is teaching right now.

UNT is also a good choice, big program with great mentorship as well.


Having attended the first and third options listed, I’d sooner recommend Baylor. Much more undergrad-driven program and IMHO, a better one overall.

I’d also recommend Kevin Finamore at SMU or Barbara and Charlie at Rice if you’re interested in the orchestral playing route.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:51 am    Post subject: Best Texas State schools for study Reply with quote

Young man, being from Texas you are already at the epicenter of private and state schools that have outstanding trumpet faculties. Take a look at those who teach. You can actually choose and if it isn't working for you for some reason transferring wouldn't be out of the question. Your state institutions are all great but you will start running into competition for everything from the gitgo and ought to prepare yourself for it. Orchestra or jazz, there are many trying for a few spots in advancing in music. Good Luck
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