Graduate Brass and Percussion Auditions
- All major and minor scales, covering two (or more) octaves as possible
- Exposition of Mozart Concerto #2 or Concerto #4, a Strauss concerto, or equivalent solo from the candidate's current repertoire
- FIVE contrasting orchestral excerpts
- Candidates may also be asked to demonstrate sight-reading ability.
- Two solos of contrasting style (at least one must be from the standard repertoire)
- Three orchestral excerpts
- An etude
- A short Piccolo and/or E-flat trumpet solo is also recommended
- Scales and sight-reading may be included at the audition.
- A first and second, OR a second and third movement of a standard trombone concerto
- A movement from a trombone sonata
- A Bordogni etude
- three orchestral excerpts
- or an excerpt of a jazz solo or etude
- All Major and minor scales, covering two octaves or greater.
Tuba Candidates should have strong reading ability in bass clef and down-the-octave reading.
Euphonium Candidates should have strong reading ability in treble, tenor and bass clef.
minimum of two contrasting solo works that showcase your musical and technical abilities.
- A minimum of two band AND two orchestral excerpts that showcase your musical and technical abilities.
- Sight-reading will be included in the audition.
- A major keyboard percussion work
- A snare drum etude (Deleclouse or similar)
- A timpani etude (Firth, Hinger, Carter, etc.)
- A recording (preferably DVD, but can be CD) of a percussion set-up piece. This can be done live if the setup is not too big, but logistics often dictate that a recording is the most efficient way to demonstrate this part of your musicianship.
- A couple of excerpts on snare, timpani and mallets
- Sight-reading on snare and keyboard percussion.
Brass & Percussion Faculty