Pre-College Trumpet

June 18 - 24, 2017

For students completing grades 8-12

This program, for senior high trumpeters, provides the opportunity to develop advanced technical and interpretive skills in a variety of musical styles and genres through masterclasses, individual lessons, chamber ensembles and private practice time. Students are exposed to a wide range of repertoire and learn about diverse facets of trumpet literature and performance practice. New to the program this year, trumpet students will have the opportunity to perform in brass quintets or a brass choir coached by ISYM faculty members as part of the ISYM Pre-College Academy. Trumpeters will also participate in a daily brass chamber seminar with all ISYM brass faculty to cultivate brass chamber performance skills.

Qualifications:
Students must have a minimum of four years playing experience and be enrolled in private lessons. Applicants should be entering grade 9 or higher and will be accepted through graduating seniors.

Here is what a typical day in the Pre-College Trumpet program will look like:

  • 8:00- 8:30 am: Warm-Up Class
  • 8:30- 9:30 am:  Trumpet Ensemble
  • 9:45- 10:45 am: Master Class and Special Topics
  • 11:00- noon: Pre-College Chamber Music hour (brass quintets and brass choir)
  • Noon- 1:00: lunch
  • 1:15- 2:15 pm: Individual Practice/ Lessons
  • 2:30- 3:30 pm: Individual Practice/ Lessons
  • 3:45-4:45 pm: Brass Chamber Music Seminar
  • 5:15 pm: Dinner and evening activities
  • 10:30 pm- lights out

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Program Faculty Artists:


Ronald Romm, University of Illinois



Ronald Romm, a performer who has appeared worldwide on the stages of almost all major concert venues, music festivals, and international music conferences, is widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent trumpeters and clinicians of today. Professor Romm was a child prodigy who began his career as a soloist at the age of 10.

By age 12 he was a member of his family's band, the Romm-Antics, and at 18 he was already a veteran freelance trumpeter in Los Angeles, performing regularly with the Los Angeles Brass Society, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and Los Angeles Brass Quintet. Professor Romm attended the University of Southern California as a scholarship student. He later transferred to the Juilliard School, where he completed his bachelor's and masterĂ­s degrees and studied with William Vacchiano, legendary teacher and former principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. In New York City, Professor Romm performed with everything from the New York Brass Society to the New York City Opera and Ballet Orchestras to the Radio City Music Hall Symphony Orchestra to Broadway shows.

Read more about Professor Romm.