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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2023 2:52 pm    Post subject: Chicago Schools Reply with quote

What the best Chicago universities for trumpet?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2023 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At Northwestern University you’d get to study with the recently retired Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra, David Bilger. Another obviously amazing situation is over at DePaul where you can study with the current Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony, Esteban Batallan. Hard to go wrong either way!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2024 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Northwestern University - Northwestern's Bienen School of Music offers excellent trumpet programs and has renowned faculty members.

DePaul University - DePaul's School of Music provides a range of trumpet studies and opportunities for performance.

Roosevelt University - Roosevelt's Chicago College of Performing Arts has a strong brass department, including trumpet.

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) - UIC's College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts offers trumpet programs within its music department.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2024 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep in mind that, unless you're a monster, you may not be studying with these name teachers, at least in the beginning.

This is not to denigrate graduate-assistant teachers (or "secondary" teachers) because there are some outstanding ones, but they are not the name teachers who might attract you.

For some, it may be more profitable (and sometimes less costly) to study at another university or Jr. College where the teacher may not have the reputation of those top-tier professors who you will not be studying with, but who are more experienced/effective than a graduate assistant at your chosen top school.

To be clear, I'm not suggesting you abandon your goal of studying with that top teacher, just that it may be better to spend your first two years studying elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2024 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every school has different policies on who studies with the main professors and who studies with Graduate Teaching Assistants. I know that at my two most recent schools (Indiana and Illinois) all music majors study with one of the main professors and the TAs teach non-music majors taking lessons as an elective. This is one major difference that every potential student should investigate when comparing schools that may seem otherwise comparable.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2024 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To (poorly) fill in the gaps for some others:
DePaul, at least when I applied to my masters - you would get x amount of lessons a quarter (I think it was 12 at the time) and you could sign up for a mix of teachers. They did have a TA at one point, pretty sure. They may have filled in the gaps.

Roosevelt (CCPA), also applied for my masters - I'm almost positive you would get a handful of lessons from the main profs, if not all.

Northwestern - in the barb/charlie and recent era, you've been able to get lessons with main profs.

Anyway, you can't go wrong. Chicago is a great city and lots to learn. The programs differ and have heard a fair number of gripes with "programs" themselves but never the profs. It used to be a super big gig-city, but in talking with people recently, it's been a little tougher since Covid.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2024 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can always seek out great teachers regardless of where you go to school. Many of the big names will see you on the side.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What the best Chicago universities for trumpet?


Best for what aspect of "trumpet"? What is your goal? Do you want to be the principal trumpet in a symphony orchestra? Do you want to play lead in a big band? Do you want to teach music in a public school? A great teacher can help with any of those goals, of course, but there is much more to your education in music than just lessons with a fine performer (not necessarily the same as a great teacher).
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2024 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn’t matter where you go. What matters is the quality of teacher and your work ethic, there’s plenty of professionals who never went to the big schools and still made it. They saved a hell of a lot of money too

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