Incoming Music Major: Brass Audition Information


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Will there be sight reading? No

Will there be scales? Yes

How much music should be prepared? 2 contrasting selections (may be from the same piece)

How different should the selections be? Choose selections that demonstrate both lyrical and technical ability

Listed below are examples of musical selections to prepare. These are suggestions only—performers may choose other similar repertoire if they wish


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Any of the 4 concertos or Concert Rondo
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Morceau de Concert
  • Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1
  • Franz Strauss: Nocturno


  • Haydn: Concerto in E♭
  • Arutunian: Concerto for Trumpet
  • Balay: Prelude et Ballade or Andante et Scherzo
  • H.L. Clarke: Bride of the Waves
  • Goedicke: Concert Etude, Op. 49
  • Haydn: Concerto in E♭


  • Joseph Edouard Barat: Andante and Allegro
  • Alexandre Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique
  • John Ernest Galliard: Sonatas


  • Barat: Andante and Allegro
  • Capuzzi: Andante and Rondo
  • Marcello: Any Sonata
  • Curnow: Rhapsody for Euphonium


  • Vaughan Williams: Six Studies in English Folk Song
  • Haddad: Suite for Tuba
  • Bencriscutto: Concertino for Tuba
  • Barat: Introduction and Dance
  • Bach/Bell: Air and Bouree