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Wind & Percussion

Pre-Screen Recording Requirements

Prescreen recordings are required for all Trumpet applicants. For the prescreen recording, please submit an audio recording of 5-10 minutes that is representative of your ability. The musical selections do not necessarily need to come from the audition requirements. Prescreen recordings should be submitted as a part of the music application.

Audition notifications will be sent via email on or before December 22, 2017.

Live Audition Requirements

Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Euphonium, Tuba

Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Minor

  1. Two compositions of contrasting styles, one of which must be selected from the solo literature; the other may be a solo or an etude.
  2. The solo should be of the highest difficulty level. Many states have a State Festival List of repertoire which will include suitable repertoire. For instance, from the Maryland Band Director’s Association Festival List, a suitable solo would be one chosen from grades 4-6.

 
Flute
 

Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Minor

Please prepare two pieces, one of which should be from The French Book ed. Moyse or a piece of similar difficulty. Students should be prepared with major, minor, and chromatic scales. The audition will include sight-reading. 

 
Classical Saxophone

Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Minor

1. Two contrasting etudes from Ferling, Berbiguier/Mule, J.L. Small, Labanchi, or Voxman Selected Studies

2. One complete, multi-movement classical work or two to three contrasting movements from two different works. Repertoire to be selected from: concertos by Creston, Dubois, Glazunov, Ibert, Tomasi; sonatas by Bach (arr. Mule), Creston, Fasch (arr. Rascher), Heiden, Muczynski, Rueff; Bozza Improvisation et Caprice; Milhaud Scaramouche; Noda Improvisation I

3. All major scales (full range), and chromatic scale (low Bb to high F#)

4. Accompanist is not required, and will not be provided.

 

Horn

Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Minor

  • Please choose two contrasting solo works from the following:

    1. Mozart Concerto No. 3, K. 447

    2. Strauss Concerto No. 1 in E flat Major

    3. Beethoven Sonata for Horn and Piano

    4. Saint-Saens Morceau de Concert

  • Please choose one selection from the following:

    1. Solos for the Horn Player, edited by Mason Jones

  • Please choose two of the following etudes:

    1. C. Kopprasch Sixty Selected Studies for French horn, Book 1

      1. No. 15, No. 19, No. 22, No. 31, No. 34

  • All major scales

 

Trumpet
  • Please play the selections indicated for your prospective degree program in the order listed.
  • Undergrad candidates should use Bb and/or C trumpet, nothing smaller than C, please.
  • No memorization is required.
  • It is not required to have a pianist for any audition, though you are welcome to use piano if it is convenient. If playing without piano, count out all rests as marked.
  • For additional trumpet questions, please contact Professor Chris Gekker.

Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Minor, 15 minutes

  1. F.J. Haydn Concerto in Eb, second movement
  2. J.B. Arban Characteristic Study no. 6, first 28 measures, stop at the first double bar, where the key changes to D major
  3. K. Kennan Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, first movement
    • Opening to letter F
    • 7th bar after N to end of movement
Trombone, Tenor

Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Minor

  1. One movement from two contrasting standard solos, chosen from:

    1. Concertino, Op. 4 – Ferdinand David

    2. Morceau Symphonique Op. 88 – Alexandre Guilmant

    3. Sonata for Trombone and Piano – Paul Hindemith

    4. Andante et Allegro – J.E. Barat

    5. Sonatas – J.E. Galliard

    6. Cavatine – Camille Saint-Saens

    7. Sonata in F Major – Telemann

  2. Two contrasting etudes of the candidate’s choice

  3. Three standard orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice

  4. All major and minor scales

  5. Sight-reading

 

    Trombone, Bass

    Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Minor

    1. One movement from two contrasting standard solos, chosen from:

      1. Three Easy Pieces – Paul Hindemith

      2. Concerto in One Movement – Alexei Lebedev

      3. Unaccompanied Suite for Cello – J.S. Bach

      4. Sonata Breve – Walter Hartley

      5. Sonata – Patrick McCarty

      6. Concerto in F Major – Ernest Sachse

      7. Cameos – Gordon Jacob

    2. Two contrasting etudes of the candidate’s choice

    3. Three standard orchestral excerpts of the candidate’s choice

    4. All major and minor scales

    5. Sight-reading

    Percussion

    Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Minor

    Snare Drum

    1. Demonstrate rudiments and rolls at various dynamics
    2. One solo or etude from Delecluse, Albright, Peters, Goldenberg, Wilcoxin, Pratt, Podemski, or equivalent.
    3. Sightreading

    Marimba/Xylophone

    1. All major and minor scales, two octaves
    2. One movement or solo piece/etude from Peters, Stout, Abe, Bach (Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin), Creston, Musser, Rosauro, etc.
    3. Sightreading

    Timpani

    1. Rolls and general strokes at various dynamics. Basic knowledge of intervals and tuning.
    2. A short solo or etude; 3-4 timpani preferred (Goodman, Vic Firth, Peters, Delecluse, Schinstine, etc.)
    3. Sightreading

     

     

    Undergraduate Audition Requirements

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