Music

MM Performance Audition Requirements

Flute

3 pieces: Mozart Concerto G or D (movements 1 and 2), 1 major 20th Century work of student’s choice 1–2 movements (i.e. Ibert, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Muczynski, Nielson, etc.), 1 other contrasting piece of student’s choice (1–2 movements); 2 orchestral excerpts of student’s choice; All Major scales, All minor scales and 3 octave chromatic. Submit a copy of your senior recital program or another comparable solo recital performance. Also provide a sample of your scholarly writing (research paper, term paper, etc.).

Oboe

Three selections from contrasting periods (choose three from the four major historical time periods — Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century/Contemporary). Be prepared to perform one entire sonata or concerto as one of your three selections. An accompanist is recommended but not required. Submit a copy of your senior recital program or another comparable solo recital performance. Also provide a sample of your scholarly writing (research paper, term paper, etc.).

Bassoon

Three selections from contrasting periods (choose three from the four major historical time periods — Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century/Contemporary). Be prepared to perform one entire sonata or concerto as one of your three selections. An accompanist is recommended but not required. Submit a copy of your senior recital program or another comparable solo recital performance. Also provide a sample of your scholarly writing (research paper, term paper, etc.).

Clarinet

Three selections from contrasting periods (choose three from the four major historical time periods — Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century/Contemporary). Be prepared to perform one entire sonata or concerto as one of your three selections. An accompanist is recommended but not required. Submit a copy of your senior recital program or another comparable solo recital performance. Also provide a sample of your scholarly writing (research paper, term paper, etc.).

Saxophone

Three selections from contrasting periods (choose three from the four major historical time periods — Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century/Contemporary). Be prepared to perform one entire sonata or concerto as one of your three selections. An accompanist is recommended but not required. Submit a copy of your senior recital program or another comparable solo recital performance. Also provide a sample of your scholarly writing (research paper, term paper, etc.).

Trumpet

Three selections from contrasting periods (choose three from the four major historical time periods — Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century/Contemporary). Be prepared to perform one entire sonata or concerto as one of your three selections. An accompanist is recommended but not required. Submit a copy of your senior recital program or another comparable solo recital performance. Also provide a sample of your scholarly writing (research paper, term paper, etc.).

French Horn

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Also, submit a copy of your senior recital program or another comparable solo recital performance. Provide a sample of your scholarly writing (research paper, term paper, etc.).


CSUN French Horn Graduate Audition List

1. All Major and Minor Scales (2-3 octave minimum; all 3 minor forms)

2. Two Contrasting Solos
(prepare one solo from list A and one solo from list B)

List A

  • Mozart: Concerto No. 2 for horn in Eb major, K 417, mvt. 1
  • Mozart: Concerto No. 3 for horn in Eb major, K 447, mvt. 1
  • Mozart: Concerto No. 4 for horn in Eb major, K 495, mvt. 1

List B

  • Glière: Horn Concerto in Bb major, op. 91, mvt. 1
  • Strauss: Concerto No. 1 for horn in Eb major, op. 11, mvt. 1
  • Strauss: Concerto No. 2 for horn in Eb major, mvt. 1

3. Excerpts (Please prepare all five excerpts.)

  • a. Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, op. 55
    Mvt. III Trio: Allegro vivace, ms. 169-202
    Horn 2 in E-flat; dotted half = 116
  • b. Brahms – Symphony No. 3, op. 90
    Mvt. III. Poco Allegretto, ms. 98-110 (Rehearsal F – 12 after F)
    Horn 1 in C
  • c. Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel, op. 28
    Gemächlich(beginning – 1)
    Horn 1 in F 
  • d. Wagner – Götterdämmerung (Short Call)

    Act 1: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey,
    Vivace Horn 1 in F
  • e. Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5, op 47
    Movement I: Moderato (Rehearsal 17 – 21)
    Horn 1 in F

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Trombone

Three selections from contrasting periods (choose three from the four major historical time periods — Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century/Contemporary). Be prepared to perform one entire sonata or concerto as one of your three selections. An accompanist is recommended but not required. Submit a copy of your senior recital program or another comparable solo recital performance. Also provide a sample of your scholarly writing (research paper, term paper, etc.).

Euphonium

Three selections from contrasting periods (choose three from the four major historical time periods — Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century/Contemporary). Be prepared to perform one entire sonata or concerto as one of your three selections. An accompanist is recommended but not required. Submit a copy of your senior recital program or another comparable solo recital performance. Also provide a sample of your scholarly writing (research paper, term paper, etc.).

Tuba

Three selections from contrasting periods (choose three from the four major historical time periods — Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century/Contemporary). Be prepared to perform one entire sonata or concerto as one of your three selections. An accompanist is recommended but not required. Submit a copy of your senior recital program or another comparable solo recital performance. Also provide a sample of your scholarly writing (research paper, term paper, etc.).