2017 TMEA Region 24 Middle School Etudes

Here are this year's all region middle school etudes for Region 24.  TMEA Region 24 includes Frisco, Little Elm, Prosper and of course Plano where I teach.  I'll be adding some practice break down videos as well to help with your preparation.  If you have any questions about trouble spots please be sure to let me know.

Remember to never start from the beginning when you're learning new etudes.  Take them a few measures at a time from the end.  By the time you get to the beginning your favorite sections will be the last phrases.  Take things slowly.  Go slower than you think you need to.  Play smaller sections than you think you need to.  Record yourself often.  

Good luck!


It is foolish to practice groups of measure containing measures you have not yet learned.

2015 Plano Texas Middle School All Region Trumpet Etudes

These are recordings of the trumpet etudes for the Plano middle school All-Region audition coming up next month.

If you are just starting practicing don't start from the beginning.  Learn the last measures of each first and work backwards from there.  Remember that it never makes sense to "practice" groups of measures if you cannot play the measures in the group.  Learn simple measures first and your practice sessions will flow.

I hope you find the recordings helpful.  If you hit any snags please feel free to let me know in the comments.


2014 Plano Middle School All Region Trumpet Etudes

I just recorded the audition etudes for the Plano middle schoolers.  These are the four etudes for Texas Region 25 this year.  This year is slightly different.  There are four shorter etudes this year and two will be chosen for phase one and the other two will be the selections for phase two.  There will be no cuts in either phase.  My tempos are announced in the recordings and marked below as well.

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If you don't have a copy of these etudes you can download one here.

Quarter Note=100

Eight Note=126

Quarter Note=180

Quarter Note=70