Pre-College Brass

Program Description

Designed for senior high trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, and euphonium players, this program focuses on strengthening musicianship and fundamentals. The schedule includes masterclasses, private lessons, chamber music, and brass choir rehearsals. The program offers an in-depth experience covering a range of topics, including advice on preparing for college auditions, ensemble etiquette, daily warm-ups, and more. Activities and classes in the pre-college program are designed to immerse students in a college music experience similar to that of a music student at the University of Illinois.

Pre-College Brass


For students completing grades 8-12.

Typical Daily Schedule

8:15 – 9:15 am: Warm-Up/Fundamentals
9:30 – 10:30 am: Master Class
10:45 – 11:45 am: Individual Practice/Lessons
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 pm: Brass Choir
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Individual Master Classes
3:45 – 4:45 pm: Electives
5:15 pm: Dinner and Evening Activities
10:30 pm: Lights out

Application Materials

  • Audition Information will be available after February 1, 2023.


Resident – $850 (tuition, room and board)
Commuter – $550 (tuition and lunch only)


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