Brass Audition Requirements

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. All applicants applying for a music major and/or scholarship must audition for the brass faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Learn more about Brass studies at TCU.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. All applicants applying for a music major and/or scholarship must audition for the brass faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • a 1-3 minute recording of a solo without accompaniment as listed below in the Audition Repertoire

Audition Repertoire

  • A solo(s) of the student’s choice that demonstrates both lyrical and technical ability. Movements from standard Sonatas, Concerti or other solo works are acceptable.
  • Scales – All major scales (two octaves when possible) plus the chromatic scale 2 octaves (all scales must be played from memory).
  • Student’s with performance skills in jazz improvisation and/or lead playing are encouraged to demonstrate these talents also.
  • Length of audition is 10-15 minutes.

Live Auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

NORDAN YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

To be considered for the Nordan prescreening process, applicants will need to prepare repertoire as explained below and submit your complete application by December 1. Nordan auditions are invitation only and require a Live Audition on January 15, 2022.

Nordan Prescreening Repertoire

  • With your application, you will need to prepare and submit pre-screen recordings of repertoire chosen from three pieces representative of the Baroque, Classic, Romantic or 20th century periods (concertos may be selected) with accompaniment if the piece is written or arranged for trumpet and piano.
  • Recordings should be 1-3 minutes long for each selection.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Applicants not invited to Nordan are encouraged to audition on another date and will still receive scholarship consideration.

Nordan Live Audition Repertoire

  • You will need to prepare a 15-minute program chosen from three pieces representative of the Baroque, Classic, Romantic or 20th century periods (concertos may be selected).
  • At least one selection must be with piano.
  • No etudes, please.
  • Memorization is recommended but not necessary.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition.

Learn more about the Nordan Young Artist Award program.

For questions regarding specific trumpet audition repertoire, contact Dr. Jon Burgess at j.burgess@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. All applicants applying for a music major and/or scholarship must audition for the brass faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • a 1-3 minute recording of a solo without accompaniment as listed below in the Audition Repertoire

Audition Repertoire

  • Solo of the student’s choice that demonstrates both lyrical and technical ability. Examples of appropriate repertoire are: Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1, movement 1, Mozart’s Concerto No. 2 or 4, first movement (exposition only)
  • Scales – All major scales as many octaves as individually possible plus the chromatic scale 2 octaves (all scales must be played from memory).
  • Length of audition is 10-15 minutes.

Live Auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

To be considered for the Nordan prescreening process, applicants will need to prepare repertoire as explained below and submit your complete application by December 1. Nordan auditions are invitation only and require a Live Audition on January 15, 2022.

Nordan Prescreening Repertoire

  • With your application, you will need to prepare and submit pre-screen recordings of repertoire chosen from three pieces representative of the Baroque, Classic, Romantic or 20th century periods (concertos may be selected) with accompaniment if the piece is written or arranged for trumpet and piano.
  • Recordings should be 1-3 minutes long for each selection.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Applicants not invited to Nordan are encouraged to audition on another date and will still receive scholarship consideration.

Nordan Live Audition Repertoire

  • You will need to prepare a 15-minute program chosen from three pieces representative of the Baroque, Classic, Romantic or 20th century periods (concertos may be selected).
  • At least one selection must be with piano.
  • No etudes, please.
  • Memorization is recommended but not necessary.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition.

Learn more about the Nordan Young Artist Award program.

For questions regarding specific horn audition repertoire, contact Prof. Heather Test at h.test@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. All applicants applying for a music major and/or scholarship must audition for the brass faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • a 1-3 minute recording of a solo without accompaniment as listed below in the Audition Repertoire

Audition Repertoire

  • A solo(s) of the student’s choice that demonstrates both lyrical and technical ability. Movements from standard Sonatas, Concerti or other solo works are acceptable
  • Scales – All major scales (two octaves when possible) plus the chromatic scale 2 octaves (all scales must be played from memory).
  • Student’s with performance skills in jazz improvisation and/or lead playing are encouraged to demonstrate these talents also.
  • Length of audition is 10-15 minutes.

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

NORDAN YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

To be considered for the Nordan prescreening process, applicants will need to prepare repertoire as explained below and submit your complete application by December 1. Nordan auditions are invitation only and require a Live Audition on January 15, 2022.

Nordan Prescreening Repertoire

  • With your application, you will need to prepare and submit pre-screen recordings of repertoire chosen from three pieces representative of the Baroque, Classic, Romantic or 20th century periods (concertos may be selected) with accompaniment if the piece is written or arranged for trumpet and piano.
  • Recordings should be 1-3 minutes long for each selection.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Applicants not invited to Nordan are encouraged to audition on another date and will still receive scholarship consideration.

Nordan Live Audition Repertoire

  • You will need to prepare a 15-minute program chosen from three pieces representative of the Baroque, Classic, Romantic or 20th century periods (concertos may be selected).
  • At least one selection must be with piano.
  • No etudes, please.
  • Memorization is recommended but not necessary.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Learn more about the Nordan Young Artist Award program.

For questions regarding specific trombone audition repertoire, contact Dr. David Begnoche at d.begnoche@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. All applicants applying for a music minor or scholarship must audition for the brass faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

  • To schedule alternate date appointments, tubas/euphoniums should contact the tuba/euphonium professor listed below.
  • During alternate appointments, each applicant will have a lesson and meeting with the faculty member via Zoom, concluded by an approximately 10 minute audition.
  • The audition portion will be recorded for evaluation by additional faculty members.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • a 1-3 minute recording of a solo without accompaniment as listed below in the Audition Repertoire

Audition Repertoire

  • A solo of the student’s choice that demonstrates both lyrical and technical ability.
  • Scales – All major scales as many octaves as individually possible plus the chromatic scale 2 octaves (all scales must be played from memory).
  • Length of audition is 10-15 minutes.

Live Auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

NORDAN YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

To be considered for the Nordan prescreening process, applicants will need to prepare repertoire as explained below and submit your complete application by December 1. Nordan auditions are invitation only and require a Live Audition on January 15, 2022.

Nordan Prescreening Repertoire

  • With your application, you will need to prepare and submit pre-screen recordings of repertoire chosen from three pieces representative of the Baroque, Classic, Romantic or 20th century periods (concertos may be selected) with accompaniment if the piece is written or arranged for trumpet and piano.
  • Recordings should be 1-3 minutes long for each selection.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Applicants not invited to Nordan are encouraged to audition on another date and will still receive scholarship consideration.

Nordan Live Audition Repertoire

  • You will need to prepare a 15-minute program chosen from three pieces representative of the Baroque, Classic, Romantic or 20th century periods (concertos may be selected).
  • At least one selection must be with piano.
  • No etudes, please.
  • Memorization is recommended but not necessary.
  • Scales will not be required if invited to the Nordan audition

Learn more about the Nordan Young Artist Award program.

For questions regarding specific tuba/euphonium audition repertoire, contact Dr. Clay Garrett at clay.garrett@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. All applicants applying for a music major and/or scholarship must audition for the brass faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 18 (DMA) or February 19 (MM).

Learn more about Brass studies at TCU.

Trumpet

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below.  You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Two solo works from contrasting style periods.
  • Orchestra excerpts to demonstrate knowledge of standard orchestral literature.
  • One etude from Charlier or etude of comparable level.
  • Students are encouraged to demonstrate abilities on other trumpets – C, E-flat or piccolo trumpets.
  • If a student has other performance skills such as jazz improvisation and/or lead playing, he/she is encouraged to demonstrate these talents also.

Audition Repertoire

  • Two solo works from contrasting style periods.
  • Orchestra excerpts to demonstrate knowledge of standard orchestral literature.
  • One etude from Charlier or etude of comparable level.
  • Students are encouraged to demonstrate abilities on other trumpets – C, E-flat or piccolo trumpets.
  • If a student has other performance skills such as jazz improvisation and/or lead playing, he/she is encouraged to demonstrate these talents also.

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

For questions regarding specific trumpet audition repertoire, contact Dr. Jon Burgess at j.burgess@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below.  You will be notified if you advance to the audition/testing round.

Prescreening Repertoire

  • A minimum of three solo works of contrasting styles, chosen to demonstrate musicianship and technical proficiency.
  • Orchestral excerpts to demonstrate knowledge of standard literature.
  • If a student has other performance skills such as jazz improvisation and/or lead playing, he/she is encouraged to demonstrate these talents also.

Audition Repertoire

  • A 30-minute recital, featuring a minimum of three solo works of contrasting styles, chosen to demonstrate musicianship and technical proficiency.
  • Orchestral excerpts to demonstrate knowledge of standard literature.
  • If a student has other performance skills such as jazz improvisation and/or lead playing, he/she is encouraged to demonstrate these talents also.

DMA Auditions require a Live Audition.

For questions regarding specific trumpet audition repertoire, contact Dr. Jon Burgess at j.burgess@tcu.edu.

 

French Horn

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below.  You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Hindemith- Sonata for Horn
    Strauss- Concerto No. 2
    Dukas- Villanelle
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Etudes found in any of the Gallay, Kling, Maxime-Alphonse, Bitsch, Chaynes, or Neuling etude books
  • Play 3 orchestral excerpts from the following list:
    Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 (1st movement, mm. 84-101, horn 1 OR horn 2)
    Brahms – Symphony No. 3 (3rd movement, horn 1)
    Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel (opening call)
    Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 (low tutti)
    Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 (2nd movement, horn 1)
    Wagner – Gotterdammerung (Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, short call)
  • Play all major scales and selections from the three forms of all minor scales. All scales must be played from memory.

Audition Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Hindemith- Sonata for Horn
    Strauss- Concerto No. 2
    Dukas- Villanelle
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Etudes found in any of the Gallay, Kling, Maxime-Alphonse, Bitsch, Chaynes, or Neuling etude books
  • Play 3 orchestral excerpts from the following list:
    Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 (1st movement, mm. 84-101, horn 1 OR horn 2)
    Brahms – Symphony No. 3 (3rd movement, horn 1)
    Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel (opening call)
    Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 (low tutti)
    Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 (2nd movement, horn 1)
    Wagner – Gotterdammerung (Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, short call)
  • Play all major scales and selections from the three forms of all minor scales. All scales must be played from memory.

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

For questions regarding specific horn audition repertoire, contact Prof. Heather Test at h.test@tcu.edu.

 

Trombone

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below.  You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Rochut: Book I, #55- 60
    Bitsch: 15 Etudes de Rythme, Etude #3
    Boutry: 12 Etudes de haut Perfectionnement, Etudes #7
  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Grondahl – Concerto
    Larsson – Concertino
    Sulek – Sonata vox Gabrieli
    David – Concertino
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Mozart: Tuba Mirum from Requiem
    Berlioz: Hungarian March (2nd trombone part)
    Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
    Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
    Ravel: Bolero
  • If a student has skills in jazz improvisation and /or ballad playing, he/she is encouraged to demonstrate these talents.

Audition Repertoire

  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Rochut: Book I, #55- 60
    Bitsch: 15 Etudes de Rythme, Etude #3
    Boutry: 12 Etudes de haut Perfectionnement, Etudes #7
  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Grondahl – Concerto
    Larsson – Concertino
    Sulek – Sonata vox Gabrieli
    David – Concertino
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Mozart: Tuba Mirum from Requiem
    Berlioz: Hungarian March (2nd trombone part)
    Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
    Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
    Ravel: Bolero
  • If a student has skills in jazz improvisation and /or ballad playing, he/she is encouraged to demonstrate these talents.

Live Auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

For questions regarding specific trombone audition repertoire, contact Dr. David Begnoche at d.begnoche@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below.  You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Naulais: 18 études pour trombone basse Contemporary
    Rochut: Volume I (#49-60 played 8vb)
    Maenz: Zwanzig Studien fur Bassposaune
  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Bozza – New Orleans
    Lebedev – Concerto in One
    Sachse – Konzert (ed. Arno Hermann)
    Koetsier – Allegro Maestoso
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Haydn: Achieved is the Glorious Work from The Creation
    Berlioz: Hungarian March
    Schumann: Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
    Rossini: William Tell Overture
    Wagner: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold
  • If a student has skills in jazz improvisation and /or ballad playing, he/she is encouraged to demonstrate these talents.

Audition Repertoire

  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Naulais: 18 études pour trombone basse Contemporary
    Rochut: Volume I (#49-60 played 8vb)
    Maenz: Zwanzig Studien fur Bassposaune
  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Bozza – New Orleans
    Lebedev – Concerto in One
    Sachse – Konzert (ed. Arno Hermann)
    Koetsier – Allegro Maestoso
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Haydn: Achieved is the Glorious Work from The Creation
    Berlioz: Hungarian March
    Schumann: Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
    Rossini: William Tell Overture
    Wagner: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold
  • If a student has skills in jazz improvisation and /or ballad playing, he/she is encouraged to demonstrate these talents.

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

For questions regarding specific trombone audition repertoire, contact Dr. David Begnoche at d.begnoche@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below.  You will be notified if you advance to the live audition round.

Prescreening Repertoire

  • Play a full-length recital (40 min) from contrasting style periods including one of the following works:
    Martin: Ballade
    Tomasi: Concerto
    Dutilleux: Chorale, Cadence et Fugato
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Brahms: Symphony # 1
    Holst: The Planets
    Verdi: Otello
    Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben
    Ravel: L’Enfant et les Sortileges
  • A short demonstration of the applicant’s one-on-one teaching ability (10 minutes)
  • A short example of the applicant’s proficiency on a doubling instrument or genre such as alto trombone, tenor trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba or jazz improvisation (5 minutes)

Live Audition Repertoire

  • Play a full-length recital (40 min) from contrasting style periods including one of the following works:
    Martin: Ballade
    Tomasi: Concerto
    Dutilleux: Chorale, Cadence et Fugato
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Brahms: Symphony # 1
    Holst: The Planets
    Verdi: Otello
    Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben
    Ravel: L’Enfant et les Sortileges
  • A short demonstration of the applicant’s one-on-one teaching ability (10 minutes)
  • A short example of the applicant’s proficiency on a doubling instrument or genre such as alto trombone, tenor trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba or jazz improvisation (5 minutes)

DMA Auditions require a Live Audition.

For questions regarding specific trombone audition repertoire, contact Dr. David Begnoche at d.begnoche@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below.  You will be notified if you advance to the live audition round.

Prescreening Repertoire

  • Play a full-length recital (40 min) from contrasting style periods including one of the following works:
    Wilder: Sonata for bass trombone
    White: Tetra Ergon
    Casterede: Fantaisie Concertante
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Bass Trombone
    Brahms: Symphony # 1
    Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin
    Verdi: Otello
    Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben
    Respighi: Fountains of Rome
  • A short demonstration of the applicant’s one-on-one teaching ability (10 minutes)
  • A short example of the applicant’s proficiency on a doubling instrument or genre such as alto trombone, tenor

Live Audition Repertoire

  • Play a full-length recital (40 min) from contrasting style periods including one of the following works:
    Wilder: Sonata for bass trombone
    White: Tetra Ergon
    Casterede: Fantaisie Concertante
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Bass Trombone
    Brahms: Symphony # 1
    Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin
    Verdi: Otello
    Strauss, R.: Ein Heldenleben
    Respighi: Fountains of Rome
  • A short demonstration of the applicant’s one-on-one teaching ability (10 minutes)
  • A short example of the applicant’s proficiency on a doubling instrument or genre such as alto trombone, tenor trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, or jazz improvisation (5 minutes)

DMA Auditions require a Live Audition.

For questions regarding specific trombone audition repertoire, contact Dr. David Begnoche at d.begnoche@tcu.edu.

 

Tuba/Euphonium

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below.  You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    David, Concertino in E-flat, Op. 4
    Horovitz, Concerto
    Jacob, Fantasia
    Mozart, Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
    Pyror, Blue Bells of Scotland
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Rochut Volume II
    Tyrrell, 40 Progressive Studies, Etude Nos. 35-40
  • Play 3 standard wind ensemble or orchestral excerpts
  • Play all major and the three forms of all minor scales. All scales must be played from memory.

Audition Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    David, Concertino in E-flat, Op. 4
    Horovitz, Concerto
    Jacob, Fantasia
    Mozart, Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
    Pyror, Blue Bells of Scotland
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Rochut Volume II
    Tyrrell, 40 Progressive Studies, Etude Nos. 35-40
  • Play 3 standard wind ensemble or orchestral excerpts
  • Play all major and the three forms of all minor scales. All scales must be played from memory.

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

For questions regarding specific euphonium audition repertoire, contact Dr. Clay Garrett at clay.garrett@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below.  You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Bozza, Concertino
    Gregson, Concerto
    Hindemith, Sonata for Bass Tuba
    Vaugh Williams, Concerto in F Minor
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Blazevich 70 Studies Volume II
    Rochut Volume II
    Bordogni 43 Bel Canto Studies, Nos. 35-43
  • Play 3 orchestral excerpts from the Romantic era
  • Play all major and the three forms of all minor scales. (all scales must be played from memory).

Audition Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Bozza, Concertino
    Gregson, Concerto
    Hindemith, Sonata for Bass Tuba
    Vaugh Williams, Concerto in F Minor
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Blazevich 70 Studies Volume II
    Rochut Volume II
    Bordogni 43 Bel Canto Studies, Nos. 35-43
  • Play 3 orchestral excerpts from the Romantic era
  • Play all major and the three forms of all minor scales. (all scales must be played from memory).

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

For questions regarding specific tuba audition repertoire, contact Dr.. Clay Garrett at clay.garrett@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. All applicants applying for a music major and/or scholarship must audition for the brass faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Learn more about Brass studies at TCU.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Two solo works from contrasting style periods.
  • Orchestra excerpts to demonstrate knowledge of standard orchestra literature.
  • One etude from Charlier or comparable level.
  • It is encouraged you demonstrate abilities on other trumpets – C, E-flat or piccolo. Also if student has skills in jazz improvisation and /or lead playing you are encouraged to demonstrate these talents.

Audition Repertoire

  • Two solo works from contrasting style periods.
  • Orchestra excerpts to demonstrate knowledge of standard orchestra literature.
  • One etude from Charlier or comparable level.
  • It is encouraged you demonstrate abilities on other trumpets – C, E-flat or piccolo. Also if student has skills in jazz improvisation and /or lead playing you are encouraged to demonstrate these talents.

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

For questions regarding specific trumpet audition repertoire, contact Dr. Jon Burgess at j.burgess@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Hindemith- Sonata for Horn
    Strauss- Concerto No. 2
    Dukas- Villanelle
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Etudes found in any of the Gallay, Kling, Maxime-Alphonse, Bitsch, Chaynes, or Neuling etude books.
  • Play 3 orchestral excerpts from the following list:
    Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 (1st movement, mm. 84-101, horn 1 OR horn 2)
    Brahms – Symphony No. 3 (3rd movement, horn 1)
    Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel (opening call)
    Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 (low tutti)
    Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 (2nd movement, horn 1)
    Wagner – Gotterdammerung (Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, short call)
  • Play all major scales and selections from the three forms of all minor scales. (all scales must be played from memory).

Audition Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Hindemith- Sonata for Horn
    Strauss- Concerto No. 2
    Dukas- Villanelle
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Etudes found in any of the Gallay, Kling, Maxime-Alphonse, Bitsch, Chaynes, or Neuling etude books.
  • Play 3 orchestral excerpts from the following list:
    Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 (1st movement, mm. 84-101, horn 1 OR horn 2)
    Brahms – Symphony No. 3 (3rd movement, horn 1)
    Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel (opening call)
    Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 (low tutti)
    Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 (2nd movement, horn 1)
    Wagner – Gotterdammerung (Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, short call)
  • Play all major scales and selections from the three forms of all minor scales. (all scales must be played from memory).

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

For questions regarding specific horn audition repertoire, contact Prof. Heather Test at h.test@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. All applicants applying must audition for the brass faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

Tenor Trombone

  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Rochut: Book I, #55- 60
    Bitsch: 15 Etudes de Rythme, Etude #3
    Boutry: 12 Etudes de haut Perfectionnement, Etudes #7
  • Play two solos in contrasting style in comparable in difficulty to:
    Grondahl – Concerto
    Larsson – Concertino
    Sulek – Sonata vox Gabrieli
    David – Concertino
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Mozart: Tuba Mirum from Requiem
    Berlioz: Hungarian March (2nd trombone part)
    Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
    Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
    Ravel: Bolero
  • Also, if student has skills in jazz improvisation and /or ballad playing you are encouraged to demonstrate these talents.

Bass Trombone

  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Naulais: 18 études pour trombone basse Contemporary
    Rochut: Volume I (#49-60 played 8vb)
    Maenz: Zwanzig Studien fur Bassposaune
  • Play two solos in contrasting style in comparable in difficulty to:
    Bozza – New Orleans
    Lebedev – Concerto in One
    Sachse – Konzert (ed. Arno Hermann)
    Koetsier – Allegro Maestoso
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Haydn: Achieved is the Glorious Work from The Creation
    Berlioz: Hungarian March
    Schumann: Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
    Rossini: William Tell Overture
    Wagner: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold
  • Also, if student has skills in jazz improvisation and /or ballad playing you are encouraged to demonstrate these talents.

Audition Repertoire

Tenor Trombone

  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Rochut: Book I, #55- 60
    Bitsch: 15 Etudes de Rythme, Etude #3
    Boutry: 12 Etudes de haut Perfectionnement, Etudes #7
  • Play two solos in contrasting style in comparable in difficulty to:
    Grondahl – Concerto
    Larsson – Concertino
    Sulek – Sonata vox Gabrieli
    David – Concertino
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Mozart: Tuba Mirum from Requiem
    Berlioz: Hungarian March (2nd trombone part)
    Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
    Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
    Ravel: Bolero
  • Also, if student has skills in jazz improvisation and /or ballad playing you are encouraged to demonstrate these talents.

Bass Trombone

  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Naulais: 18 études pour trombone basse Contemporary
    Rochut: Volume I (#49-60 played 8vb)
    Maenz: Zwanzig Studien fur Bassposaune
  • Play two solos in contrasting style in comparable in difficulty to:
    Bozza – New Orleans
    Lebedev – Concerto in One
    Sachse – Konzert (ed. Arno Hermann)
    Koetsier – Allegro Maestoso
  • Play 5 orchestral excerpts comparable in difficulty to:
    Haydn: Achieved is the Glorious Work from The Creation
    Berlioz: Hungarian March
    Schumann: Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish”
    Rossini: William Tell Overture
    Wagner: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold
  • Also, if student has skills in jazz improvisation and /or ballad playing you are encouraged to demonstrate these talents.

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings. You will have the option to upload videos different from those you submitted for the prescreening round.

For questions regarding specific trombone audition repertoire, contact Dr. David Begnoche at d.begnoche@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. All applicants applying for a music major and/or scholarship must audition for the brass faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    David, Concertino in E-flat, Op. 4
    Horovitz, Concerto
    Jacob, Fantasia
    Mozart, Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
    Pyror, Blue Bells of Scotland
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Rochut Volume II
    Tyrrell, 40 Progressive Studies, Etude Nos. 35-40
  • Play 3 standard wind ensemble or orchestral excerpts
  • Play all major and the three forms of all minor scales. (all scales must be played from memory).

Audition Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    David, Concertino in E-flat, Op. 4
    Horovitz, Concerto
    Jacob, Fantasia
    Mozart, Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
    Pyror, Blue Bells of Scotland
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Rochut Volume II
    Tyrrell, 40 Progressive Studies, Etude Nos. 35-40
  • Play 3 standard wind ensemble or orchestral excerpts
  • Play all major and the three forms of all minor scales. (all scales must be played from memory).

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

For questions regarding specific euphonium audition repertoire, contact Dr. Clay Garrett at clay.garrett@tcu.edu.

A prescreening video is required of all applicants as explained below. All applicants applying for a music major and/or scholarship must audition for the brass faculty. You will be notified if you advance to the audition round.

All auditions must be completed by February 19.

Prescreening Video Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Bozza, Concertino
    Gregson, Concerto
    Hindemith, Sonata for Bass Tuba
    Vaugh Williams, Concerto in F Minor
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Blazevich 70 Studies Volume II
    Rochut Volume II
    Bordogni 43 Bel Canto Studies, Nos. 35-43
  • Play 3 orchestral excerpts from the Romantic era
  • Play all major and the three forms of all minor scales. (all scales must be played from memory).

Audition Repertoire

  • Play one solo comparable in difficulty to:
    Bozza, Concertino
    Gregson, Concerto
    Hindemith, Sonata for Bass Tuba
    Vaugh Williams, Concerto in F Minor
  • Play one etude comparable in difficulty to:
    Blazevich 70 Studies Volume II
    Rochut Volume II
    Bordogni 43 Bel Canto Studies, Nos. 35-43
  • Play 3 orchestral excerpts from the Romantic era
  • Play all major and the three forms of all minor scales. (all scales must be played from memory).

Live auditions are recommended. If you are unable to attend/schedule a live audition, you may submit video audition recordings.

For questions regarding specific tuba audition repertoire, contact Dr. Clay Garrett at clay.garrett@tcu.edu.