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EUPHONIUM

Note: Euphonium auditions may require additional time with the instructor on the day of audition. 

BACHELORS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • An étude such as Bordogni, Charlier, Kopprasch, or comparable work

  • Any standard solo


GRADUATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • An étude such as Bordogni, Charlier, Kopprasch, or similar

  • Any standard solo

  • Standard excerpts (orchestral or wind ensemble repertoire)


HORN

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • A movement from a Strauss or Mozart concerto

  • A movement from a 20th or 21st century work

  • A Kopprasch, Gallay, or Reynolds étude

  • Five orchestral excerpts from standard repertoire

GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • A Strauss or Mozart concerto or the Glière concerto

  • A movement from a 20th or 21st century work

  • A Kopprasch, Gallay, Kling or Reynolds étude

  • Five orchestral excerpts from standard repertoire


TROMBONE AND BASS TROMBONE

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • A Bordogni (Rochut) vocalise

  • A technical étude from Arban, Blazhevich, Kahila, Kopprasch, Tyrell, etc.

  • Any standard solo (Barat, Andante and Allegro; David, Concertino; Guilmant, Morceau Symphonique; Lebedev, Concerto; etc.)

  • Standard orchestral excerpts


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • Two contrasting études showing the applicant's level of technical and musical advancement. 

  • A Standard sonata (e.g. Hindemith, Castérède, Ewazen, etc.)

  • A Concerto or other virtuoso solo piece

  • A minimum of four standard orchestral excerpts


TRUMPET

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • Two contrasting études showing the applicant's level of technical and musical advancement.

  • One standard solo selected from, or comparable to, works by: Arutunian, Haydn, Hummel, Hindemith, or Kennan.

  • One lyrical and one technical orchestral excerpt from the Standard Orchestral Repertoire. Examples can be found here.

Undergraduate applicants are required to perform their auditions on B-flat or C trumpets exclusively.


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • Two contrasting études showing the applicant's level of technical and musical advancement. 

  • One movement from a standard solo selected from, or comparable to, works such as: A. Honegger's Intrada, Halsey Stevens' Sonata.

  • Three standard orchestral excerpts:
    Moussorsky - Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade
    Respighi - Pines of Rome Offstage Solo
    Stravinsky - Petrouskia Ballerina Dance


TUBA

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

Each of the following:

  • One Bordogni melodic study

  • One Kopprasch or Blazhevich technical étude

  • Orchestral excerpts such as: Wagner, Overture from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, (Letter J to the end) and "Ride of the Valkyries" or similar orchestral excerpts

  • Performance majors: Vaughan Williams Concerto (mvt 1 or 2);

  • All other majors: Edward Gregson Concerto (mvt 1 only) or other similar solos from the standard repertoire

Note: Be prepared to play any scale 


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

Each of the following:

  • One Bordogni melodic study

  • One Kopprasch technical etude

  • Excerpts: Wagner, "Meistersinger" Overture (Letter J to the end) and "Ride of the Valkyries"; solo from Stravinsky's Petrushka ; solo from Berlioz's Hungarian March

  • Either the Vaughan Williams Concerto or Penderecki Capriccio in its entirety.