Brass

Trumpet

All trumpet students will be asked to perform several major scales, plus arpeggios. Please prepare all 12 major scales and arpeggios for this audition. Each student will be asked to perform either the G or C chromatic scale in a two octave or full range format.

Please select two short contrasting solo pieces that demonstrate lyrical and technical ability. These selections may come from the same solo, etude or from diverse sources. Choose music that is best suited for your abilities. The following is a suggested list of solo and etude books:

  • Bist du Bei Mir - J.S. Bach, arr. Bernard Fitzgerald
  • Aria con Variazioni - G.F. Handel, arr. Bernard Fitzgerald
  • From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific - H.L. Clarke
  • Concerto for Trumpet in E flat - F.J. Haydn, any edition
  • Concerto for Trumpet - J.N. Hummel, any edition
  • Concerto for Trumpet in E flat - J.G.B. Neruda, any edition
  • Concerto for Trumpet - A. Arutunian
  • Etude/Orchestral Books
  • C. Kopprasch: Sixty Selected Etudes for Trumpet Vol. 1 or Vol. 2
  • Philip Smith: 16 Concert Etudes for Trumpet w/CD
  • Charlier: 36 Transcendental Etudes for Trumpet
  • Top 50 Orchestral Audition Excerpts for Trumpet - edited by Philip Norris, published by Crown Music Press

French Horn

Scales:as many octaves as you are comfortable playing.

C (F Concert)
G (C Concert)
D (G Concert)
A (D Concert)
F (Bb Concert)
Bb (Eb Concert)
Eb (Ab Concert)
Ab (Db Concert)
Chromatic Scale

Click here (PDF) for a copy of the audition pieces. Please prepare both pieces.

Trombone and Bass Trombone

All trombone students will be asked to perform a variety of major scales, including C, F, G, Bb, D, Eb, A, Ab and E. Scales may be one or two octaves depending on the student's range. Students will also perform a two-octave chromatic scale beginning on low F.
 
All students will also perform one or two solo pieces or etudes that demonstrate both lyrical and technical ability. These selections may come from the same solo/etude or from diverse sources.  Choose music that is best suited for your abilities.

Recommended etude books and solos: 
 
  • Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Bordogni/Rochut
  • First/Second Book of Practical Studies for Trombone, Bordner
  • Famous Method for Trombone, Arban
  • 40 Progressive Etudes for Trombone, Hering
  • 31 Studies for Trombone, Bleger 
  • Morceau Symphonique, Guilmant
  • Andante and Allegro, Barat
  • Concert and Contest Collection, ed. Voxman (multiple pieces)
  • Suite for Trombone, Hasse
  • Concerto for Trombone, Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Concertino for Trombone, David
  • Dramatique, Soloman (bass trombone)
  • Concertino Basso, Lieb (bass trombone)

 

Euphonium and Tuba

All students will be asked to perform a variety of major scales, including C, F, G, Bb, D, Eb, A, Ab and E.
Scales may be one or two octaves depending on the student's range.
Students will also perform a two octave chromatic scale beginning on low F.

All students will also perform a solo or a solo movement that you enjoy and features the best in your playing.
You may perform two etudes of contrasting styles (technical and lyrical) instead of a solo.

Recommended solos include:

Euphonium
  • Rhapsody in C minor by David Uber                
  • Rhapsody for Euphonium by James Curnow
  • Introduction and Dance by J. E. Barat (arr. Smith)
  • Suite for Euphonium by Don Haddad
  • Morceau Symphonique by Alexandre Guilmant
  • Morceau Vivant by Marcel Marteau (arr. Barnes)
  • Andante and Rondo by Giuseppe Capuzzi

Tuba
  • Introduction and Dance by J. E. Barat (arr. Smith)
  • Concertino by Frank Bencriscutto
  • Suite for Tuba by Don Haddad
  • Sonata No. 1 in F Major by Benedetto Marcello (arr. Little)
  • Andante and Rondo by Giuseppe Capuzzi
  • Andante and Allegro by G.P. Telemann (arr. Chidester)
  • Sound an Alarm from Judas Maccabeus by G. F. Handel (arr. Barnes)

Recommended etudes books include:Recommended etudes books include:
  • Daily Routines for the Student Euphonium Player OR Daily Routines for the Student Tuba Player by David Vining. Published by Mountain Peak Music.
  • Method for the Baritone/Euphonium by Walter Beeler. Published by Alfred/Belwin.
  • Method for the BBb Tuba by Walter Beeler. Published by Warner Bros.
  • Studies in Legato by Reginald Fink for either trombone/euphonium or tuba/bass trombone. Published by Carl Fisher.
  • The Complete Solfeggi by Giuseppe Concone for either trombone/euphonium or tuba. Any edition.
  • First/Second Book of Practical Studies for Cornet and Trumpet by Robert Getchell (ed. N. Hovey). Published by Alfred/Belwin. - for treble clef euphonium
  • First/Second Book of Practical Studies for Trombone by Gerald Bordner. Published by Alfred/Belwin. - for bass clef euphonium
  • First/Second Book of Practical Studies for Tuba by Robert Getchell (ed. N. Hovey). Published by Alfred/Belwin.

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