Two contrasting solo pieces (examples: any of the Ten Grand Concert Studies or etudes from the Complete Method for Horn by Oscar Franz, solos from the Solos for the Horn Player by Mason Jones, any movement from a Mozart or Haydn concerto, etudes from Maxime-Alphonse, Gallay, Kopprasch, or any other major horn etude book). Sight reading may be required.
G, A-flat, A, B-flat, C major scales, two octaves, slurred or tongued; F, D, E-flat major scales, one octave, slurred or tongued; a, g, b minor scales, two octaves, slurred or tongued; d, f, e minor scales, one octave, slurred or tongued. One solo that is representative in terms of technical and lyrical expression (examples: first movement of the Hummel Concerto, Balay’s Petite Piece Concertante, Arutunian’s Concerto, Goedicke’s Concert Etude, or a cornet solo by Clarke or Arban). Etudes are acceptable in place of solos as long as they exhibit technical and lyrical aspects. Sight reading is required and will assess ability to read new music in terms of rhythm, pitch, expression, and musical interpretation.
All major and melodic minor scales, through as many octaves as you can play; prepared solo(s) or etudes totaling 5-7 minutes of music in contrasting styles (examples: for tenor trombone: Galliard Sonatas, Marcello >Sonatas, Guilmant Morceau Symphonique, Barat Andante et Allegro, David Concertino, Saint-Saens Cavatine, Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto, Blazevich Sketch #5; for bass trombone: Hindemith Drei Leichte Stucke, Lebedev Concerto in One Movement for Tuba or Bass Trombone, Hartley Sonata Breve for Bass Trombone; For both tenor and bass: Etudes may be taken from Bordogni/Rochut Melodius Etudes Book I for Trombone, Arban's Complete Method for the Trombone, Tyrell 40 Progressive Studies, Blume 36 Studies. Sight reading required.
All major and melodic minor scales, one to two octaves; solo literature or comparable concert excerpts (examples: for Tuba: Hindemith Sonate, Galliard Sonata 1 or 6, Lebedev Concerto, Kopprasch 60 Etudes; for Euphonium, Marcello Sonatas, White Lyric Suite, Guilmant Morceau Symphonique, Rochut Melodius Etudes Book I). Memorization not necessary on prepared piece. Sight reading required. Students must provide an instrument for the audition.
Performance on orchestral and rudimentary snare drum, two-mallet keyboard (four-mallet is also recommended), and timpani. In addition, a multiple-percussion solo may be performed. Snare, keyboard, and timpani require separate pieces to be performed. Student should have knowledge of major and minor scales. Sight reading required. Large instruments will be provided. Please contact the Percussion Studio at (989) 774-3583 to request any additional equipment.