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BRASS AUDITION REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS

French horn

Euphonium/Baritone Horn

Undergraduate:

All major and minor scales and arpeggios (one octave) as well as chromatic scale (2 1/2 octaves); one etude from Book One of the Rochut Melodious Etudes; solo (Barat Introduction and Dance or auditionee’s choice of solo of similar difficulty); sight reading.

Graduate/Artist Diploma:

All major and minor scales and arpeggios (two octaves as well as chromatic scale (three octaves); Etude from Book 3 of the Rochut Melodious Etudes, solo (Horovitz Euphonium Concerto Movement 3 or similar); sight reading.

 

Horn

Undergraduate:

Major, minor, and chromatic scales. Two contrasting movements from: Mozart, Concerto No. 2, 3 or 4, or Strauss, Concerto No. 1 (or a comparable work); selected excerpts from the symphonic repertoire; sight reading.

Graduate/Artist Diploma:

Strauss, Concerto No. 1 or comparable work; a 20th-century work for horn alone; selected orchestral excerpts; sight reading.

 

Trombone

Undergraduate:

Major, minor, and chromatic scales. Etudes from J. Rochut, Melodious Etudes, Book 1; solo of choice; and excerpts from the symphonic repertoire; sight reading.

Graduate/Artist Diploma:

Solo (concerto or solo piece of applicant’s choice) and orchestral excerpts selected from the following: Berlioz, Rakoczy March, second trombone part; Mahler, Symphony No. 3, 14-17 and 33-34; Mozart, Requiem, Tuba Mirum; Ravel, Bolero; Rossini, Overture to La Gazza Ladra; Schumann, Symphony No. 3; Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries; sight reading.

 

Trumpet

Undergraduate:

Major, minor, and chromatic scales; two etudes from Arban’s Characteristic Studies and/or Bousquet’s Celebrated Studies; two contrasting movements from Haydn and/or Hummel; (optional) sonata or concerto movement of applicant’s choice or two or three orchestral excerpts; sight reading.

Graduate/Artist Diploma:

Solo (Haydn Concerto, first and second movements, or a concerto or solo piece of applicant’s choice) and orchestral excerpts selected from the following: Mahler Symphony No. 5; Mussorgsky-Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition; Ravel Piano Concerto in G; Respighi Pines of Rome; Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, first movement; Strauss Don Juan, lyric solo; Stravinsky, Petrouchka; sight reading.

 

Tuba

Undergraduate:

Major, minor, and chromatic scales. One etude; a legato study (such as Rochut); solo literature; orchestral excerpts Wagner Overture to Die Meistersinger, Stravinski Dancing Bear tuba solo in Petrushka; sight reading.

Graduate/Artist Diploma:

Solo (Vaughan Williams Concerto for Bass Tuba, first movement, or piece of your choice); excerpts by Bruckner, Symphony #7, 4th move: P to S; Strauss, Also Sprach, 2nd Tuba part. Stravinsky, Rite of Spring, 2nd Tuba part: 64 to 71 part I,  186 to 189 part II; Berlioz, Symphony Fantastique, 2nd Tuba: 4th move. & 5th mvt. (Dies Irae only); sight reading.