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Lamar University 

Trumpet Studio

The trumpet studio at Lamar University is comprised of music majors at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The undergraduate degrees offered are Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Composition and Bachelor of Music (leading to teacher certification, with specialization in band, choir or orchestra).


The information provided here is targeted at both graduate and undergraduate students with specific links and information.

Additional information about the School of Music can be found here.


Whether you want to major in music, minor in music, or simply audition for a music scholarship, there is one process to follow. 

The information can be found at this site

Audition Requirements

The requirements listed below are for undergraduate music education majors, music minors, and for those seeking a non-major music scholarship.  To audition as a performance major or as a graduate student, please contact me directly.


  • All major and minor scales (memorization encouraged, but not required)

  • Two etudes of contrasting style (i.e. lyrical and technical) TMEA All Region/State etudes can fulfill this requirement

  • Class I solo from the UIL Prescribed Music List (encouraged, but not required)

Can I visit the Music Department and meet or take a lesson with Dr. Simoes?

Absolutely! I am happy to meet with prospective graduate and undergraduate students and tell you all about the trumpet studio here at LU.  We can schedule a meeting or a lesson, whichever you prefer. You can even arrange to shadow a LU student and spend a day visiting trumpet studio class, general music classes, and observing ensembles. 

For more information

Please join our facebook studio group:

LU Trumpet Studio Group

Check out our youtube channel:

LU Trumpet Studio Channel