Audition Requirements (Brass)

French Horn

Perform two selections of contrasting styles that best represent your performance level. The compositions need not be long and may include a representative etude. You will be asked to perform major scales and sight-read passages chosen to suit your technical capabilities.

Repertoire:
Mozart's Concerto No. 3 (first mvt.), and selections from Solos for the Horn Player and First Solos for the Horn Player, both edited by Mason Jones.

Trumpet

Perform two compositions of contrasting style that best represent your performance level. The compositions need not be long and may include a representative etude. In addition, you will be asked to perform major scales and to sight-read passages chosen to suit your technical capabilities.

Repertoire:
Balay Petite Piece Concertante; Bond-Finzi Concerto No. 1; Clarke The Debutante; Corelli-Powell Prelude and Minuet; Eckard 12 Program Solos; Fiocco-Owen Arioso; Petit Etude de concours; Fitzgerald English Suite; Handel-Powell Sonata No. 3

Trombone

Perform two compositions of contrasting style that best represent your performance level. The compositions need not be long and may include a representative etude. In addition, you will be asked to perform major scales and to sight-read passages chosen to suit your technical capabilities.

Repertoire:
Guillmant Morceau Symphonique; David Concertino; Galliard Sonatas

Jazz:

Play (with correct melody, chord changes and improvisation) at least one prepared piece (of your choice, from the recommended repertoire); and improvise on a jazz blues progression in the concert key of Bb, F, or C.


Repertoire:
Autumn Leaves, Blue Monk, Blue Bossa, Maiden Voyage, Now's The Time, Satin Doll, Take the 'A' Train, Summertime, Tenor Madness

Euphonium

Perform two compositions of contrasting style that best represent your performance level. The compositions need not be long and may include a representative etude. In addition, you will be asked to perform major scales and to sight-read passages chosen to suit your technical capabilities.


Repertoire:
Schubert, F. / Davis, Allegro Moderato; Beethoven, L./Dishinger, May Song Op. 52 #4

Tuba

Perform two compositions of contrasting style that best represent your performance level. The compositions need not be long and may include a representative etude. In addition, you will be asked to perform major scales and to sight-read passages chosen to suit your technical capabilities.


Repertoire:
Bach Come, Sweet Death; Hartley Fantasia for Tuba; Petrie, H., Asleep In The Deep

 


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