Undergraduate Horn Auditions

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Horn player rehearses on stage.Candidates should prepare two contrasting selections from the standard repertoire for their instrument, which may include solos, etudes and/or orchestral excerpts. Audition material should be thoroughly prepared, approximately 8 to 10 minutes in length, and represent the candidate’s best playing. The audition will also include major and chromatic scales and sight-reading.

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

Suggested Audition Repertoire:

  • Two works (either an etude or movement of a solo) of contrasting styles, one lyrical, one technical.

Etudes:

  • Kopprasch – 60 Studies
  • Maxime-Alphonse – Book 1 or 2
  • Pottag - Preparatory Melodies
  • Shaw - Just Desserts
  • Shoemaker - Legato Etudes for Horn
  • Musser & Del Borgo - Rhythm of Contemporary Music

Solo Repertoire:

  • Mozart – Concerto No. 1
  • Franz Strauss – Nocturno
  • Saint-Saens - Morceau de Concert
  • Cooke - Rondo in Bb
  • Effinger - Rondo
  • Krol - Laudatio
  • Gliere - Intermezzo; Nocturne, Romance
  • Piantoni - Air de Chasse
  • Cherubini - Sonata No. 1
  • Glazunov - Reverie
  • Corrette - Concerto in C major "La Choisy"

Optional: Orchestral Excerpts:

  • Tchaikovsky – Cantabile solo from Symphony No. 5, Mvt 2 (Hn 1)
  • Mendelssohn – Nocturne from Midsummer Night's Dream (Hn 1)
  • Beethoven – Scherzo from Sym. No. 3 "Eroica" (Hn 2)
  • Brahms – Sym. No. 3, Mvt. 3 (Hn 1)

Questions?

Contact Jeffrey Agrell, associate professor of horm