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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.

What are the top reasons customers tell me they want a new mouthpiece?

“I want to play higher/lower."
“I want to play louder/softer."
"I want better endurance."
“I've improved, I want a bigger/smaller mouthpiece."
“Can I get the one that *famous artist* plays?"

Should these needs be the basis of our search, or are there better "morals" that should be practiced?

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.

 

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

 

While his inspiration and excitement to play euphonium never changed, the changes in Steven Mead's performance and educational environments over the years led him to finding himself defining what it is to be a professional euphonium player. Find out more in this Transform2Perform interview.

 

Denis Wick artist Victor Haskins keys in on some valuable advice on preparing and completing a successful audition for a jazz performance degree audition. Don't tune out if you are auditioning for a different performance degree program! Preparation and attention to detail is key to any audition, and Victor's wisdom in this area will certainly inspire you!