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Audition Requirements for Brass

In addition to the following requirements, you may submit additional footage of jazz playing for special consideration.  Please contact Dr. Tang at longtao.tang@pepperdine.edu.

Horn

  • Two major and two harmonic minor scales (two octaves)
  • Two contrasting movements, pieces, or etudes from the list below or from selections of comparable difficulty
  • Beethoven: Sonata
  • Glazunov: Reveries
  • Heiden: Sonata
  • Mozart: Concertos 1-4; Concert Rondo
  • Saint-Saëns: Concertpiece; Romance, Op. 36
  • Scriabin: Romance
  • F. Strauss: Concerto, Op. 8; Nocturno, Op. 7
  • R. Strauss: Concerto No. 1

Trumpet

  • Two contrasting movements, pieces, or etudes

Trombone

  • Two substantial etudes from standard method/etude books
  • Two contrasting movements, pieces, or etudes from the list below or from selections of comparable difficulty
    • Blazhevich Concert Piece No. 5
    • Galliard Sonatas No. 1-3
    • Guilmant Morceau Symphonique
    • Marcello Sonata in F Major
    • Ropartz Andante et Allegro
    • Barat Andante et Allegro
    • Rousseau Piece Concertante
    • Morel Piece in F-Minor
    • Hindemith Drei leichte Stucke

Bass Trombone

  • One etude from method books by Alan Ostrander, Kopprasch, Tyrrell, Blazhevich or Grigoriev 
  • One etude from Bordogni's 43 Bel Canto Studies
  • Two contrasting movements, pieces, or etudes from the list below or from selections of comparable difficulty
    • Sarabande from Bach Cello Suite
    • Lebedev Concerto
    • Lieb Concertino
    • McCarty Sonata 
    • One of the bass trombone solo works by Eric Ewazen

Euphonium

  • One standard etude (Suggested: Voxman Selected studies, Bordogni and Rochut Melodious Studies, Vol. 1, and Arban Characteristic Studies)
  • Two contrasting movements from works of your choice
    (Standard repertoire of comparable difficulty to: Curnow Rhapsody for Euphonium, Arban Carnival of Venice or Variations on a Tyrolean Song, DeLuca Beautiful Colorado, Clinard Sonata for Unaccompanied Euphonium)

Tuba

  • Two contrasting etudes from the list below or from selections of comparable difficulty:
    • Grigoriev Studies for Tuba
    • Bordogni Legato Etudes Vol. 1 
    • Blazhevich 70 Studies for Tuba
  • Two contrasting movements or pieces from the list below or from selections of comparable difficulty:
    • Haddad Suite for Tuba
    • Hindemith Sonata for Bass Tuba
    • Vaughn Williams Concerto for Bass Tuba 
    • Holmes Lento
    • Wilder Suite No. 1 for Tuba
    • Marcello Sonata in F-Major or Sonata in A-Minor