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Graduate Horn Auditions

 

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Horn auditions will only be held on the last three audition dates: February 5th, 12th, and 19th.

For more information and to register for an audition, please see Graduate Auditions.

Candidates interested in a Teaching Assistantship will have an interview with Dr. Ambrose, in addition to the performance audition. The interview and audition will be scheduled once the candidate submits an application.

Master’s

Candidates should prepare a 20 minute audition, of music which showcases their best playing. Piano accompaniment is not required for horn auditions. 

Required Audition Repertoire:

  • A complete Concerto or Sonata from the standard repertoire
  • One unaccompanied piece for solo horn, or an etude of similar substance
  • Five orchestral excerpts from the standard repertoire, including:
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, movement 2, mm. 9-28, horn 1 
    • Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Lustige Streiche, opening to rehearsal 1, horn 1 

Auditionees are requested to bring four copies of their prepared pieces.

D.M.A.

Candidates should prepare a 30 minute audition, of music which showcases their best playing. Piano accompaniment is not required for horn auditions. 

Required Audition Repertoire:

  • Two complete solo works from the standard repertoire.
  • One substantial unaccompanied piece for solo horn
  • Eight orchestral excerpts from the standard repertoire, including:
    • Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, mvt. 1, rehearsal 17-21, horn 1 
    • Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, opening to rehearsal 5, horn 1
    • Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel, opening to rehearsal 1, horn 1 
    • Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5, mvt. 2, mm. 9-28, horn 1 
    • Wagner, Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, short call 

Auditionees are requested to bring four copies of their prepared pieces.

 

Questions?

Contact Professor Katy Ambrose.