Brass

Trumpet: 

  • Two works contrasting in period and style, including one 20th-century work. These works may be movements from a concerto/sonata or separate works.
  • A selection of standard orchestral excerpts.
  • Sight-reading may be included.

Horn: 

  • A Mozart concerto and a contrasting solo work.
  • A selection of standard orchestral excerpts.
  • Sight-reading may be included.

Trombone: 

  • Two movements from solo(s) of applicant’s choice, demonstrating musicality, technical proficiency, range and contrasting styles.
  • Preferred Tenor Trombone orchestral excerpts are Mozart “Tuba Mirum” solo from Requiem; “Ride of the Valkyries” (2nd trombone); and Mahler Symphony No. 3, 1st Mvt., 1st trombone solos.
  • Preferred Bass Trombone orchestral excerpts are Haydn The Creation (solo), Franck Symphony in D Minor (solo), Wagner “Ride of the Valkyries.”
  • Sight-reading may be included.

Tuba: 

  • Two contrasting etudes (Bordogni/Rochut and Kopprasch preferred) and a concerto from the standard repertoire.
  • A selection of standard orchestral excerpts. Proficiency on both bass tuba and contrabass tuba preferred. 
  • All major and minor scales (2 octaves).  
  • Sight-reading may be included.