Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Type



College of Creative Arts


School of Music

Committee Chair

John R Winkler

Committee Co-Chair

Mitchell Arnold

Committee Member

Keith Jackson

Committee Member

Evan MacCarthy

Committee Member

Beth Royall


This compendium gathers existing information about major "mass-production" instruments in one single volume of data; a body of information not presently collected in the trumpet community. Additionally, this project aims to describe instruments using consistent terminology across instrument brands for efficient cross-referencing, comparison, and research.;Using a collection of pamphlets, catalogues, promotional literature, and website information from manufacturers, this document compiles physical instrument specifications and their playing characteristics. Specifications included are leadpipe measurements and bell mandrel profile descriptions (where available), bore sizes, metals and materials used, and general playing characteristics of each model. Manufacturers included in this document are Bach, B&S, Getzen, Schilke, and Yamaha. These manufacturers were chosen as a representative sampling of mass-produced piston trumpets commonly used in the United States.