Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Scales (required for both entrance and scholarship auditions)

  • Our programs are founded in artistry and scholarship and prepare students for the future. Music will be performed, created, studied and taught with excellence.For all brass instruments
    • 1 octave major scales through 4 flats and sharps (concert pitch), tongued and slurred.
    • Scholarship applicants should strive for 2 octave scales when applicable.
    • 2 octave chromatic scale, tongued and slurred.
    • Scholarship applicants should strive for a chromatic scale that encompasses your range.

Recommended Etudes and Solos

All auditionees should select 2 contrasting works - either etudes, solos or one of each - for the audition. The following lists are intended to assist students in selecting literature or making comparable literature choices.

Final selection of audition material is not limited to the repertoire listed and students may choose any works that they feel best represent their abilities. Literature choice for all auditions is not limited to the repertoire listed below, but should be at a comparable level.

* Suggested scholarship audition literature.

Trumpet

  • Etudes
    • Brandt: Etudes for Trumpet
    • * Arban: Complete Method for Trumpet/Characteristic Studies
    • S. Hering 32 Etudes or 24 Etudes
    • J.L. Small 27 Studies
  • Solos
    • Hummel: Concerto (any movement)
    • Goedicke: Concert Etude
    • * Haydn: Concerto (any movement)

Horn

  • Etudes
    • Gallay: 12 Studies, Op. 57
    • * Koprasch: 60 Selected Studies for French Horn
  • Solos
    • Jones, M.: Solos for the Horn Player
    • Saint-Saens: Romance, Op. 36
    • Dukas: Villanelle
    • * Mozart: Any of the four concertos
    • * Strauss, R.: First Horn Concerto

Trombone

  • Etudes
    • Hering: 40 Progressive Etudes
    • Arban / Mantia: Complete Method for Trombone and Euphonium
    • * Bordogni/Rochut: Melodious Etudes for Trombone
  • Solos
    • Ropartz: Andante and Allegro
    • Smith, H. C.: Solos for the Trombone Player
    • Voxman: Concert and Contest Collection
    • * Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique
    • *Marcello: Sonata in G minor - “2 contrasting movements"

Euphonium / Baritone

  • Etudes
    • Bordogni / Rochut-Melodious Etudes for Trombone
    • * Arban / Mantia-Complete Method for Trombone and Euphonium
  • Solos
    • Voxman: Concert and Contest Collection
    • * Barat: Andante and Allegro
    • * Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique

Tuba

  • Etudes
    • Concone/Shoemaker-Legato Etudes
    • Blazevich: Concert Etudes, vol.1
    • * Arban/Bell-Complete Method for Tuba
  • Solos
  • Vaughan-Williams: Six Studies in English Folk Song
  • Wekselblatt: First Solos for the Tuba Player
  • Voxman: Concert and Contest Collection
  • * Haddad: Suite for Tuba - “2 contrasting movements"

Questions?
Dr. Daniel O'Bryant, Scholarship Committee Chair
dkobryant@stcloudstate.edu (320) 308-2280

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