Advanced Trumpet Studies - Learn to Master the Trumpet!​

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Course Description


Become a trumpet zen-master. Are you up for the challenge? In this series, MusicProfessor instructor John Holt guides you through five challenging études (also know as ‘studies').

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  • Over 80 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music
  • Master challenging fingerings
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Play expressively with dynamics and phrasing
  • Break each piece down into manageable bite-sized sections
  • Perform each etude at various tempos

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“Excellent, clear explanation and interpretation of the music by the instructor.”

-André Butler

“Fun and great to keep chops up!”

-Christopher Rice


John Holt is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Chair of the Division of Instrumental Studies at the University of North Texas. Holt is also principal trumpet with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, a position he has held since 1989.

The consummate musical artist, Holt has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Committed to the advancement of contemporary chamber music in performance, recordings and education, Holt has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous works since 2003. Trumpet Panoply CD 769 is Holt's seventh solo CD recording with Crystal Records and was released in April of 2011. His six previous solo recordings, all on the Crystal Records label, have received unanimous critical acclaim by industry publications Fanfare, American Record Guide, Instrumentalist, Gramophone and the International Trumpet Guild.

Born in Dallas, TX, Holt began studying trumpet at the age of 12 with Richard Giangiulio, former Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony. He continued his studies at the University of Miami with Gilbert D. Johnson, former Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. At age 22, Holt performed as Co-Principal Trumpet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ft. Lauderdale, under the direction of Emerson Buckley. At age 24, Holt became Principal Trumpet of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Italy, Zubin Mehta, music director. While in Italy, Holt had the great privilege of playing under some of the worlds most renowned conductors including: Luciano Berio, Georges Prtre, James Conlon, Gerd Albrecht, Carlos Kleiber, Krzysztof Penderecki, Riccordo Chailly and Carlo Maria Giulini.

At the invitation of artistic director and conductor Nicola Rescigno, Holt became Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Opera Orchestra in 1989. He received distinguished opera service awards in 1999, 2004 and 2009. Holt’s orchestral discography includes numerous recordings with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Opera Orchestra and The Voices of Change. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist, performing on the Yamaha Chicago C trumpet and uses TrumCor mutes, for whom he is a consultant.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.

Expected Outcomes

  1. 30 individual lessons with corresponding sheet music
  2. Learn how to interpret, practice, and perform each solo
  3. Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  4. Multiple run-throughs at various tempos
  5. Learn about various musical style and techniques