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Brass Audition Requirements

Trumpet

  • All major scales, two octaves
  • Prepare any two contrasting etudes from the following: Concone, Snedecor, Small, Arban or Bousquet

OR

  • Prepare one of the following solo pieces:
  • Petite Piece Concertante - Balay
  • Andante and Allegro - Balay
  • Fantasie in mi bemol - Barat
  • Andante and Allegro - Ropartz
  • Concerto in E flat (1st Movement, exposition only) Haydn or Hummel
  • Concerto - Arutunian
  • Orchestral Excerpts (optional)

French Horn

  • All Major Scales - 2 octaves
  • Prepare any two contrasting etudes from the following: Maxime Alphonse, Kopprasch, Andraud 335 selected studies for horn

OR

  • Prepare one of the following suggested solo pieces:
  • Concertos 1, 2, 3, or 4 - Mozart
  • Concerto no. 1 - Richard Strauss
  • Nocturno - Franz Strauss
  • En Foret - Eugene Bozza
  • Adagio and Allegro - Schumann
  • Morceau de Concert - Saint-Saens
  • Bach Cello Suites
  • Orchestral excerpts optional

Trombone

  • All major scales, two octaves
  • Prepare any two contrasting etudes from the following: Bordogni (Rochut Vol.1), Kopprasch, Blazhevich

OR

  • Prepare one of the following suggested solo pieces:
  • Morceau Symphonique (Guilmant)
  • Andante and Allegra (Barat)
  • Concertino (David)
  • Or a similar level solo or concerto

Euphonium

  • All major scales, two octaves
  • Prepare any two contrasting etudes from the following: Rochut vol. 1, Tyrell, Voxman, Arban Selected Studies 1-14

OR

  • Prepare one of the following suggested solo pieces: Morceau Symphonic, Guilamaunt Andante and Allegro, Barat

Tuba

  • All major scales
  • Prepare any two contrasting etudes from the following: Bordogni (Rochut vol.1), Kopprasch, Blazhevich or Tyrell

OR

  • Prepare one of the following suggested solo pieces: Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Marcello, Adagio & Allegro, Teleman, Suite for Tuba, Hadad

 

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