2019 All-State Instrumental Examples


Dr. Michael Golemo 
Director of Bands, Professor of Music

Listed below are links to recorded examples of our faculty performing the 2019 Iowa "All-State" etudes. Several of these etudes feature written comments to help you prepare your audition. These recordings are not meant to be definitive examples. They are simply one person's interpretation, with a limited amount of preparation time, to assist you in preparing your own interpretation.

We hope that you might be interested in the band program at Iowa State University. Each year, over 700 students participate in the ISU Bands! We have outstanding ensembles for every musical taste: four concert bands, three pep bands, two jazz ensembles, several jazz combos, and the "Cyclone" Marching Band.

Best wishes to you in your preparation of these etudes. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you questions about performing these etudes.  Be sure to check out our Instrumental All-State Day!

BASSOON Etudes by Kevin Judge

Bassoon Etude #1

Bassoon Etude #2

CLARINET Etudes by Dr. Gregory Oakes

Clarinet Etude - page 11 

Clarinet Etude - page 36

HORN Etudes by Josh Johnson

Horn Etude - Pottag #13 

Horn Etude - Pottag #57

Horn Etude - Pottag #70

PERCUSSION Etudes by Dr. Jonathan Sharp

Cymbal -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLOQP4SC1qI

Snare - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv-Sl1TFe2k

Tambourine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yyIqCEJmQE

Mallet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXmvkF1WpnY

Timpani - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og64yvMRR6Q

SAXOPHONE Etudes by Michael Giles

"The Fast One" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtLTBNSRZ-Y&feature=youtu.be

"The Slow One" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Raxhq9-6wD8&feature=youtu.be