Chicago Trumpet Workshop

Available Summer 2018


Midwest Young Artists Conversatory is proud to present the Chicago Trumpet Workshop! Students can study and perform works from the rich canon of trumpet solo and ensemble repertoire, as well as transcriptions from some of Western Music's greatest masters. It's a great opportunity to work with some of Chicago-land's finest trumpet students and forge life-long friendships, all while studying in a beautiful facility, building new skills, and meeting amazing teachers!

Click here to download a PDF brochure for the Chicago Trumpet Workshop!

The Chicago Trumpet Workshop takes place at the historic MYAC Center in Fort Sheridan at 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL. Students will attend daily warm-up sessions, coachings, performance classes, and private lessons by established faculty members.


All students must audition for the program. You may sign up for a live audition or you may submit a recording. Live and recorded auditions are equally reviewed by the faculty. For the audition, you should perform two solo works or etudes of contrasting styles. It is recommended that students audition with District level pieces.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.: Announcements

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.: Warm-Up Sessions: Each morning students and faculty will gather to learn different warm-up techniques. These sessions include stretching, breathing, mouthpiece buzzing, scales, and other exercises.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Private Lessons and Coachings: Students receive coachings from the faculty on both their solo repertoire and the assigned ensemble repertoire.

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.: Master Class (various topics)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (lunch not provided)

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Private Lessons and Practice

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Performance Class: These classes will be recorded in both audio and video formats. After each performance class, students and faculty will meet to watch the video footage of the class and critique the performance. At the end of the week, student soloists and ensembles will perform their works for the rest of the camp.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Trumpet Ensemble(s) rehearsal

Important 2017 Dates

To Be Announced


Trumpeter Christopher J. O'Hara is the Brass Department Chair at South Shore Conservatory. He has performed over 2,000 events across 47 states and in 10 countries. He was a founding member of the internationally renown Synergy Brass Quintet.

Guest Artists

To Be Announced


MYAC's Chicago Trumpet Workshop is open to all trumpet students between the ages of 14 and 18. Students should have a solid background in music and should be taking private lessons.


Tuition for the Chicago Trumpet Workshop is $585.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Click here to apply for Financial Aid for the Chicago Trumpet Workshop. We ask that the Financial Aid Application be received at the same time as the Secure Online Application.

Tuition is due in full by June 1, 2017. Tuition payments can be made here.

All summer deposits are non-refundable. Tuition payments are non-refundable unless a detailed medical doctor's note is submitted at least two weeks before the beginning of the workshop or camp; absolutely no refunds are issued after two weeks before the beginning of the camp.


Students wishing to attend the Chicago Trumpet Workshop must complete and submit the Secure Online Application found below and submit the $50 non-refundable application fee at the link posted below (applicable to tuition upon enrollment).

Priority will be given to applicants who submit all required materials by May 1, 2017.


If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Victor Ribadeneyra at (847) 926-9898 or

We hope to see you at the 2017 Chicago Trumpet Workshop!