Why did I choose the trumpet?
Now that I know what career I’m going into I started looking up (very briefly) about auditions for schools. Holy crap, I’m nervous. Here are the audition requirements for Grand Valley State University for a trumpet player:
- Major and minor scales (two octaves).
- Two solos comparable to Balay Prelude et Ballade, Goedicke Concert Etude or Herbert Clarke The Maid of the Mist, or contrasting movements by Haydn, Hummel, or Arutunian.
- One technical etude from Arban Complete Method.
Shoot me now. Why do I have to audition if I’m not going into music performance? I don’t get it. But I do know there scholarship opportunities, but even then…I’m practically too late for those. It says that they’ll be decided that at the end of the march. My audition is probably going to be in April. That’s lame, huh?
The trumpet is one of the most common, popular, and competitive instruments ever. I’m so screwed, so, so screwed.
I’m so not excited. Not excited at all.