Brass Audition Requirements

French Horn

Please prepare the following orchestral excerpts:

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 | 3rd mvt., Allegro, measures 132 – 161
  • STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche | Opening solo
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 | Letter C to 8 measures before Letter D

Trumpet

Please prepare the following orchestral excerpts:

  • MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures At An Exhibition | Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle: Opening solo; Rehearsal #58 to Rehearsal #62
  • STRAVINSKY Petrushka | Dance of the Ballerina, 4 measures after Rehearsal #69 to Rehearsal #70
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 5 | 1st mvt.: Opening solo

Trombone / Bass Trombone

Please prepare the following orchestral excerpts:

  • MOZART Requiem | Tuba Mirum solo
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 4th mvt.: 9 measures after Letter A to Letter B
  • WAGNER Die Walkure | Act III, Scene I, Pickup to Rehearsal #3 to 3 measures after Rehearsal #6
  • RAVEL Bolero | 2 measures after Rehearsal #10 to Rehearsal #11

Excerpts for Bass Trombone:

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 | 4th mvt.: mm. 595–626
  • WAGNER Die Walkure | Act III, Scene I, Pickup to Rehearsal 3 to 3 measures after Rehearsal 6

Tuba

Please prepare the following orchestral excerpts:

  • HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphoses | 2nd mvt. 4 measures before Letter M to Letter P
  • MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition | Bydlo
  • WAGNER Die Walkure | Act III, Scene I, Pickup to 5 measures after Rehearsal #10 to Rehearsal #12