Brass

Audition Procedures

Admission to the program of study for the MA (brass pedagogy), MM (brass performance), and DMA (brass performance) degrees will be determined by an audition committee on the basis of the applicant's ability to demonstrate sufficient performing ability to fulfill the requirements of the degree program.

If circumstances prevent an audition in person, a recently recorded audition will be considered. Label the recording with the applicant's name, desired degree program, mailing address, email address, recording date, titles of pieces or movements, and composer.*

University Fellowship applicants must audition by the January date listed in Graduate Auditions Information in order to be admitted in time for the Graduate School fellowship competition that is held in February. Applicants who wish to be considered for a School of Music Graduate Teaching Associateship (GTA) are encouraged to audition by March 1.


Audition Requirements

1. Submit a repertoire list and provide programs and reviews (if available) of concerts performed.

2. The audition must include the following (memorization not required):

a. a movement from 2 concertos or sonatas, or 2 complete solos from contrasting style periods;
b. a variety of orchestral excerpts to demonstrate knowledge of standard literature;
c. two contrasting etudes to demonstrate competency in melodic and technical passages;
d. trumpet only: some demonstration of ability on the piccolo trumpet.

3. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in sight reading.

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