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Brass Audition Requirements


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Undergraduate Euphonium Audition Requirements

  • Two prepared contrasting solos (Two movements of a multi-movement solo, or two contrasting etudes):
    • Etude examples: Melodius Etudes – Bordogni/Rochut; Forty Progressive Studies – Tyrell; Studies in Legato – Fink
    • Solo examples: Solos for the Trombone Player – ed. H. C. Smith (for euphonium, too); Morceau Symphonique – Guillmant; Andante and Allegro – Barat; Andante and Allegro – Roparts; Sonata #1 – Galliard
  • All major scales and arpeggios
  • Chromatic scale, two octaves
  • Minor scales - natural, harmonic and/or melodic
  • Band excerpts

Undergraduate (BM, Minor, Scholarship)

  • Two or three contrasting etudes or movements of a solo – All state music is acceptable.

Below are examples of repertoire.

Performance:

  • All major scales and arpeggios
  • Etudes: Kopprasch, Gallay, Kling
  • Solos: Strauss, Mozart, Hindemith
  • Orchestral excerpts are highly encouraged

Music Education and all other concentrations:  

  • Technique: All major scales and arpeggios
  • Etudes: Kopprasch, Gallay, Kling
  • Solos: Strauss, Mozart, Hindemith
     

Graduate (MM/DMA/AD)

  • MM – Two Etudes and two contrasting movements of standard solo repertoire. Orchestral excerpts.
  • DMA – Three solos from the standard repertoire and orchestral excerpts. An interview will be required.
  • Artist Diploma – Three solos from the standard repertoire and orchestral excerpts.

 

Undergraduate (BM, Minor, Scholarship)

  • Two prepared contrasting solos (Two movements of a multi-movement solo, or two contrasting etudes):
  • Etude examples: Melodius Etudes – Bordogni/Rochut; Forty Progressive Studies – Tyrell; Studies in Legato – Fink
  • Solo examples: Solos for the Trombone Player – ed. H. C. Smith (for euphonium, too); Morceau Symphonique – Guillmant; Andante and Allegro – Barat; Andante and Allegro – Roparts; Sonata #1 – Galliard
  • All major scales and arpeggios
  • Chromatic scale, two octaves
  • Minor scales - natural, harmonic and/or melodic
  • Orchestral excerpts (trombone)

Undergraduate (BM, Minor, Scholarship)

  • Two or three Etudes/Solos of contrasting character should be prepared which best demonstrate your sound, range, and technique. The following repertoire is recommended but similar works may be substituted:


Performance:

  • Technique: All major scales and arpeggios
  • Etudes: Charlier; Etudes Transcendantes, Longinotti; Studies in Classical and Modern Style, Concone; Lyrical Studies; Brandt; 34 Studies
  • Solos: Hindemith; Sonate, Kennan; Sonata; Haydn; Concerto; Chance; Credo


Music Education and all other concentrations: 

  • Technique: All major scales and arpeggios
  • Etudes: Bousquet; 36 Celebrated Studies, Getchell; Second Book of Practical Studies, Brandt; 34 Studies, Arban; Characteristic Studies
  • Solos: Haydn; Concerto (2nd movement), Goeyens; All' Antica; Balay; Prelude et Ballade, Barat; Fantasie en mi bemol; Goedicke; Concert Etude

Undergraduate (BM, Minor, Scholarship)

  • Applicant should be prepared to play any major scale two octaves
  • Etude of the applicant’s choice from the following etude books: Bordogni, Blazevich, Snedecor 
  • Solo of applicant’s choice 
  • Orchestral Excerpts 
    • Mahler- Symphony #1, third movement solo
    • Prokofiev - Symphony #5, rehearsal 3-6
    • Wagner- Ride of the Valkyries
  • Sight Reading

Graduate (MM/DMA)

  • Applicant should be prepared to play any major and minor scale two octaves
  • Etude of the applicant’s choice from the following etude books: Bordogni, Blazevich, Snedecor
  • Multi-movement concerto/sonata of applicant’s choice
  • Four orchestral excerpts that the applicant chooses from the following list
  • Low excerpts (choose two):
    • Bruckner Symphony 7, finale P to S
    • Prokofiev- Symphony 5, first movement 3 to 6
    • Respighi- Fountains of Rome
    • Wagner- Ride of the Valkyries
    • High excerpts (choose two)
    • Berlioz- Hungarian March
    • Berlioz- King Lear Overture
    • Mahler- Symphony 1
    • Stravinsky- Petrushka, Bear Solo
  • Sight Reading

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