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  1. All major and minor scales, covering two (or more) octaves as possible
  2. Exposition of Mozart Concerto #2 or Concerto #4, a Strauss concerto, or equivalent solo from the candidate's current repertoire 
  3. FIVE contrasting orchestral excerpts
  4. Candidates may also be asked to demonstrate sight-reading ability.​


  1. Two solos of contrasting style (at least one must be from the standard repertoire)
  2. Three orchestral excerpts
  3. An etude
  4. A short Piccolo and/or E-flat trumpet solo is also recommended
  5. Scales and sight-reading may be included at the audition.


  1. A first and second, OR a second and third movement of a standard trombone concerto
  2. A movement from a trombone sonata
  3. A Bordogni etude
  4. Either:
    • three orchestral excerpts
    • or an excerpt of a jazz solo or etude


  1. All Major and minor scales, covering two octaves or greater.
  2. 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.
  3. A minimum of two contrasting solo works that showcase your musical and technical abilities.
  4. A minimum of two band AND two orchestral excerpts that showcase your musical and technical abilities.
  5. Sight-reading will be included in the audition.


  1. A major keyboard percussion work
  2. A snare drum etude (Deleclouse or similar)
  3. A timpani etude (Firth, Hinger, Carter, etc.)
  4. 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.
  5. A couple of excerpts on snare, timpani and mallets
  6. Sight-reading on snare and keyboard percussion.​

Brass & Percussion Faculty

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