Brass

Horn Area

Information for Prospective Students

Auditions are available on the Saturday of audition weekends only.

Undergraduate Audition Requirements  Graduate Audition Requirements  

 Audition Requirements

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

  • Exposition of a Mozart or Strauss concerto or equivalent solo from the candidate's current repertoire
  • Four contrasting orchestral excerpts
  • Major scales up to 4 sharps and flats, covering two or more octaves as possible
  • Candidates may also be aksed to demonstrate sight-reading abilities

Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)

  • Exposition of a Mozart or Strauss concerto or equivalent solo from the candidate's current repertoire
  • Two etudes or selections of two etudes of contrasting character
  • Major scales up to 4 sharps and flats, covering two or more octaves as posssible
  • Candidates may also be asked to demonstrate sight-reading abilities

Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

  • Exposition of a Mozart or Strauss concerto or equivalent solo from the candidate's current repertoire
  • Two etudes or sections of two etudes of contrasting character OR four contrasting orchestra excerpts
  • Major scales up to 4 sharps and flats, covering two or more octaves as possible
  • Candidates may also be asked to demonstrate sight-reading abilities

Master of Music (M.M.) and Performer’s Diploma (P.D.)

  • Exposition of a Mozart or Strauss concerto or equivalent solo from the candidate's current repertoire
  • Six contrasting orchestral excerpts
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate all major and minor scales, covering two or more octaves as possible
  • Candidates may also be asked to demonstrate sight-reading ability

Doctor of Music (D.M.) in Music Literature and Performance

  • Doctoral applicants should expect a 20-25 minute audition/interview with the same requirements as MM and PD
  • At least, two contrasting solo pieces and a wider range of orchestral excerpts