Reproduced from the author’s manuscript.
“Repetition”, Vacchiano teaches, “is the mother of perfection.” Drawing on more than 40 years’ experience as one of the foremost orchestral trumpet players (New York Philharmonic) and teachers (Julliard) of his time, Vacchiano has contrived an ingenious set of 11 routines that challenge every aspect of musicianship and technique. Each routine is made up of a series of exercises wherein are heard echoes of Wagner, Mahler, Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, et al. Vacchiano has artfully created his method from the idioms of the standard repertoire. This approach should be especially helpful for players preparing to confront the rigors of the orchestral literature.