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Brass

Questions regarding Brass Auditions can be directed to Dr. Gary Feinberg, Coordinator, Brass Studies

Audition Requirements

Trumpet

Technique
2 octave scales – Ab, A, Bb, B, C Major; 2 octave chromatic scale, any key

Studies
Choose any one study from the following:

Brandt – “Etudes for Trumpet” (Vacchiano edition)
Arban
Clarke – “Characteristic Studies”

Solo
Choose one movement from any one of the following:

Haydn – “Trumpet Concerto”
Kennan – “Sonata for Trumpet and Piano”
Balay – “Andante and Allegro”
An acceptable alternative is any one of the All-State/Region audition solos.

Sight Reading
The candidate may be asked to play a piece at sight.

Trombone

Technique
2 octave scales – F, G, Ab, Bb Major

Studies
Choose one study from the following:

Bordogni-Rochut – “Melodious Etudes”
Book I Kopprasch – “60 Selected Studies” Book I or II

Solo
Choose any one:

Guilmant – “Morceau Symphonique”
Simons – “Atlantic Zephyrs”
An acceptable alternative is any one of the All-State/Region audition solos.

Sight Reading
The candidate may be asked to play a piece at sight.

Horn

Technique
2 octaves chromatic F; All major scales – 2 octaves

Studies
Choose one study from the following:

Kopprasch – “60 Selected Studies” Book 1 or Book 2

Solo
Choose any one:

Mozart – Any concerto or the “Concert Rondo”
Beethoven – “Horn Sonata” op. 17
Strauss – “Concerto #1″
Saint-Saens – “Morceau de Concert”
An acceptable alternative is any one of the All-State/Region audition solos.

Sight Reading
The candidate may be asked to play a piece at sight.

Euphonium

Technique
2 octave scales in F, G, Ab, Bb Major, All major scales – one octave, F chromatic scale – two octaves slurred

Studies
Select two contrasting etudes from:

Bordogni-Rochut – “Melodius Etudes,” Book I
Kopprasch – “60 Selected Studies,” Book I or Book II (any one study) or equivalent
Slama – “66 Etudes” or equivalent

Solo
Choose any one:

Guilmant – “Morceau Symphonique”
Curnow – “Rhapsody for Euphonium”
Benedetto Marcello – “Sonata in F Major for Euphonium and Piano” (edited by Adam Frey)
An acceptable alternative is any one of the All-State/Region audition solos.

Sight Reading
The candidate may be asked to play a piece at sight.

Tuba

Technique
All major scales, one octave. The following scales to be played two octaves: F, G, Ab, Bb Major.  Bb and F Chromatic scales, two octaves slurred.

Studies
Two contrasting etudes from any of the following:

Kopprasch
Bordogni
Blazhevich
Grigoriev
Or equivalent

Solo
Any tuba solo of the candidate’s choice.  An acceptable alternative is any one of the All-State/Region audition solos.

Sight Reading
The candidate may be asked to play a piece at sight.