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Drum Corps is a very unique grouping of musicians that involves way more than just performing well on your instrument. Your audition packet will provide some insight into what your judges will be looking for, but what beyond the packet will you be tested on?

Audition season is upon us! Are you planning on auditioning for a performance degree? Preparation of mind and music is everything. Longtime trumpet teacher, performer, and Denis Wick artist Paul Archibald shares some advice for all brass students that is absolutely crucial to your audition preparation.

Does your mouthpiece support you in some situations but leave you hanging in others? What is it you really need from your mouthpiece and how do you bring that to your trumpet mouthpiece search? Learn about Denis Wick Artist Melvin Jones' journey to finding the mouthpiece that would support his needs as a commercial and lead trumpet player in this Transform2Perform interview.

 

Every pro has a moment where they stop thinking like a student and start thinking like a pro. What causes the change? Find out how it happened for Denis Wick trumpet artist Melvin Jones in this #transform2perform interview.

 

Sometimes the right school and the best opportunity just appears regardless of all your research and preparation. Find out how Denis Wick trumpet artist Melvin Jones found himself in the right place at the right time to audition for the best option for his future career in music performance in this Transform2Perform interview.

 

Looking back on his career, Denis Wick artist Steven Mead recalls the various events that intersected to open the opportunity for his career as a professional euphonium soloist and teacher. Learn more in this Transform2Perform interview with Steven Mead