The program in trumpet study at Lawrence University is designed to provide undergraduate trumpeters with a comprehensive education in trumpet performance and pedagogy. Students may select majors in performance, music education, and theory/composition or develop areas of concentration outside established programs through tutorials and student-designed majors. Many students elect to combine majors in the Conservatory of Music or complete two degrees — one in the conservatory and one in the college of liberal arts and sciences. Students may choose an emphasis in classical trumpet performance, jazz trumpet performance, or both.
Students are selected from auditions held on campus and at audition sites throughout the United States. Each trumpet student at Lawrence receives weekly private lessons with a faculty member and participates in a regularly meeting performance class. Trumpet students at the conservatory may develop their own teaching studios through the Lawrence Academy of Music. All courses, lessons, and coaching sessions at Lawrence University are taught by members of the faculty.