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Music

Brass, Wind, and Percussion Studies

Entrance Requirements

(WINDS AND BRASS NEED TO ONLY AUDITION ONCE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH WIND ENSEMBLE & ORCHESTRA)

Wind & Percussion Studies

  1. FLUTE

    Solos:
    Mozart Concerto in G or D (1st Mvt. exposition) and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 (beg. to m. 25 & ms. 328-360)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (4th Mvt., 13 aft. D to 8 bef. E)

    Debussy: Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune (opening & 2-3)

    Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 (4th Mvt., 8 bef. D to E)

    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)

    OBOE

    Solos:
    Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt. exposition) and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (3rd Mvt., ms. 63 to 106)

    Brahms: Violin Concerto (2nd Mvt., beg. to m. 32)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1st Mvt., 9 aft. A & 2nd Mvt., beg. to A)

    Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt., 17 to 19 & 34 to 35)

    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (2nd Mvt., A – D)

    CLARINET

    Solos:
    Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt. exposition) and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (2nd Mvt., F to 7 bef. G)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (2nd Mvt., D to E)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (3rd Mvt., Trio)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (2nd Mvt., beg. to B)

    Debussy: Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune (3 to 4 & 6 to 5 ms. aft. 7)

    BASSOON

    Solos:
    Mozart Concerto (1st Mvt. exposition) and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (5th Mvt., 8 ms. after 63 to 4 ms. after 64)

    Mozart: Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro (ms. 139 – 171)

    Ravel: Boléro (2 to 3)

    Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (3rd Mvt., 14 to 16)

    Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (2nd Mvt., m. 5 to A & L to M)

    HORN

    Solos:
    1st movement exposition from a Mozart Concerto and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., Trio [2nd horn])

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (3rd Mvt., ms. 82-98 [4th horn])

    Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (3rd Mvt., F to G)

    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., 13 – 15 [2nd Horn])

    Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Nocturne)

  2. TRUMPET

    Solos:
    Haydn Concerto (1st and 2nd movement expositions) and
    A concerto or solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Bizet: Carmen (Prélude, Andante moderato to end)

    Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1st Mvt., beg. to 6 aft. 1)

    Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade, beg. to 2)

    Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (1st Mvt., 2 to 3 & 36 to end)

    Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (1st Mvt., first 13 bars [1st & 2nd tpts.])


    TROMBONE

    Solos:
    Standard repertoire concerto movement and
    A concerto or solo of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., 13-17)

    Mozart: Requiem (Tuba Mirum)

    Ravel: Boléro (10 to 11)

    Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra (3 to 4 & 7 to 8)

    Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 (Q – 2 ms. after S)


    BASS TROMBONE

    Solos:
    J.S. Bach: Sarabande from Suite No. 5 for Cello and
    A solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Haydn: The Creation (No. 26, beg. to C)

    Respighi: Fontane di Roma (11 to 14)

    Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra (ms. 115 to 132 & ms. 433 – 442)

    Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (4th Mvt., beg. to 13 aft. A)

    Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser (A to B)


    TUBA

    Solos:
    Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba (1st Mvt. exposition and cadenza) and 
    A solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Berlioz: Overture to Le Corsaire (5 to 6 & 12 to 13)

    Respighi: Fontane di Roma (11 to 14)

    Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel (37 to 38)

    Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger (J to L)


    HARP

    Solos:
    Mozart: Concerto for flute and harp (1st Mvt. exposition)
    OR Händel: Concerto in B-flat (1st Mvt. exposition) and
    A solo piece of your choice

    Excerpts:

    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (4th Mvt., ms. 42-58)

    Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique (Un Bal)

    Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino


    TIMPANI

    Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (4th Mvt., ms. 42-51)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (3rd Mvt., A to D.C. & 4th Mvt., 18 bef. E to end)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (1st Mvt., 20 bef. C to 2 aft. C & 4th Mvt., 7 bef. K to end)

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1st Mvt., beg. to A & 18 bef. S to end)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (1st Mvt., beg. to C & 4th Mvt., 9 aft. Q to end)


    PERCUSSION

    Marimba

    J.S. Bach: Solo of your choice (2 or 4 mallets)


    Xylophone

    Stravinsky: The Firebird (127 to 133)


    Glockenspiel

    Debussy: La Mer (2nd Mvt.)

    Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (17 to 20 & 22 to 24)

    Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite (Waltz [No. 5])


    Snare Drum

    Prokofiev: Lt. Kijé Suite (1st Mvt., 1 to 2 & 13 to end)

    Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol (4th Mvt., beg. to M)

    Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (3rd Mvt., D to G & 4th Mvt., M to U)


    Bass Drum

    Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1st Mvt., 1 to 4)

    Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (72 to end of Part I)


    Cymbals

    Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (S to T)

    Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (3rd Mvt., 32 to 33)


    Tambourine

    Bizet: Carmen (Aragonaise & Danse Bohème)

    Dvorák: Carnival Overture (beg. to C & 8 bef. U to end)


    Triangle

    Bizet: Carmen (Danse Bohème)

    Brahms: Symphony No. 4 (3rd Mvt., I to end)

    Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 (E to H)