Audition & Program Requirements

Doctor of Musical Arts: Brass Performance

Prescreening required for all instruments; must be video recording. Prescreening repertoire may be accompanied or unaccompanied. 

Note: The Bienen School of Music is not accepting fall 2022 Doctor of Musical Arts horn applications. 

For Prescreening:

The applicant must submit their prescreening online, and it must contain 45 to 60 minutes of music representing different styles and historical periods. Repertoire can be divided out into separate videos if desired. If reviewed favorably, the applicant will be invited to a final virtual audition round.

For Final Audition:

If invited to the final virtual audition round, the applicant will perform for and interview with a music faculty jury. Candidates are expected to prepare 60 minutes of music appropriate for the doctoral level.  Selections should represent various styles and historical periods from the standard repertoire. The audition will last approximately 30 minutes. The applicant should perform selections used in the prescreening, but can also bring additional repertoire. Candidates will be required to submit their audition repertoire in advance. Auditions may be accompanied or unaccompanied according to the applicant's preference.