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Graduate Brass Audition Repertoire

Brass section

Pre-Screening 

All graduate programs in brass performance require pre-screening, so your application must be submitted by the Priority deadline of December 1. Pre-screening materials will be submitted online using Acceptd

 

Trumpet graduate pre-screening
  • Two contrasting solos with piano accompaniment
  • Any etude by Charlier
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (opening solo)
  • Respighi: Pines of Rome (off-stage solo)
  • Stravinsky: "Ballerina's Dance" from Petrouchka
Horn graduate pre-screening
  • First movement of any Mozart concerto, with live piano accompaniment
  • Any Gallay etude

  • Three standard excerpts of diverse styles

  • Additional requirement:

  • Something that represents you as a musician and person (ie. music composition you wrote, an article you wrote for publication, or other media). If you do not yet have any of these, please submit a one-page proposal for something you would like to do.

Tenor trombone graduate pre-screening
  • Pre-Screened Recordings  should  be selected from the etudes, solos, and excerpts provided below.  Requests for consideration of different repertoire should be directed to jbynum@uga.edu

  • Solo repertoire can be recorded without piano.   Applicants  No editing within a piece, but it is not necessary to record all material in one take.  Video is preferred, but not mandatory. 

 

PRE-SCREENING REPERTOIRE:  ​

Choose 1 Etude:

Bitsch: 15 Rhythmic Etudes (No. 2 - 7)

Blazhevich: Clef Studies (No. 80 - 90)

Bordogni: Vocalises (No. 23 or 61)

Choose 1 Solo:

Crespo: Improvisation No. 1

David:  Concertino (m. 1-2)

Grondahl: Concerto (m. 1)

Martin: Ballade

Tomasi: Concerto (m. 1)

Choose 3 Excerpts:

Mahler:  Symphony No. 3, mvt. 1 (first solo)

Ravel: Bolero 

Rossini: William Tell Overture

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (minor and major)

 

Bass trombone graduate pre-screening
  • Pre-Screened Recordings  should  be selected from the etudes, solos, and excerpts provided below.  Requests for consideration of different repertoire should be directed to jbynum@uga.edu

  • Solo repertoire can be recorded without piano.   Applicants  No editing within a piece, but it is not necessary to record all material in one take.  Video is preferred, but not mandatory. 

 

Choose 1 Etude:

Blazhevich:  Low Range Studies (No. 50 - 60)

Bordogni: Vocalises, 8vb (No. 23 or 61)

Maenz: Zwanzig Studien (No. 2 - 7)

Choose 1 Solo:

Bozza: New Orleans

Fetter: Variations on Dona Nobis Pacem

Koetsier:  Allegro Maestoso

Lebedev: Concerto in One Movement

Spillman: Concerto (m. 1)

 

Choose 3 Excerpts:

Haydn - Achieved is Thy Glorious Work

Kodaly -  Hary Janos Suite 

Rossini - William Tell Overture

Wagner - Das Rheingold (Entrance of the Gods)

Euphonium graduate pre-screening
  • Two contrasting solos with piano accompaniment
  • Any complete etude from Rochut: Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Book 2
  • Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever (no repeats)
  • Schoenberg: Theme and Variations (Variation V; baritone part)
  • Grainger: "Horkstow Grange" from Lincolnshire Posy (beginning to m. 17; baritone part)
Tuba graduate pre-screening
  • Two contrasting solos with piano accompaniment
  • Any complete etude from Rochut: Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Book 2 (down one octave)
  • Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger (RN J to RN L)
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, mvmt. 1 (RN3 to RN6)
  • Berlioz: Hungarian March (RN4 to 4 after RN5)

 

On-Campus Auditions*

  • Auditions for trombone, tuba, and euphonium will be held on January 15th and January 22nd, 2022.
  • Auditions for trumpet will be held on January 22nd (preferred) and January 15th, 2022. 
  • Auditions for horn will be held on January 15th, 2022 or by special appointment. 
  • All auditions will be in-person or via Zoom, based on requested accommodation. 

For audition scheduling questions, contact Brass Area Chair Dr. James Naigus.

For clarification and further information, please contact the appropriate applied faculty:

Brandon Craswelltrumpet

Jean Martin-Williamshorn

Joshua Bynumtrombone

Matthew Shipestuba and euphonium

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