Audition & Program Requirements

Master of Music: Horn

Prescreening required; must be video recording. Please record all prescreening repertoire in the same room so that the acoustics remain consistent. 

Prescreening and audition unaccompanied.

Note: Updates to audition requirements were made on 10/23/20. Please see information below. Changes:  specific solo requirements

For Prescreening:

  • One solo movement demonstrating style, tone, range, rhythm, and technique, such as Mozart Concerto No. 4; Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op.70; Buyanovsky Espana; Strauss Concerto Nos. 1 or 2
  • One étude from Maxime Alphonse Book No. 5

Required Orchestral Excerpts:

  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 (fourth horn solo)

  • Brahms, Symphony No. 2 or Symphony No. 3

  • Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, opening call

For Final Audition*:

  • Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op.70 (first page)
  • Strauss Concerto Nos. 1 OR 2 (exposition section of the applicant's choice)
  • First movement exposition section from any Mozart concerto

Required Orchestral Excerpts:

  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 (fourth horn solo)

  • Brahms, Symphony No. 2 or Symphony No. 3

  • Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, low tutti section, 1st movement

  • Wagner, Götterdämmerung, short call

  • Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, opening call

*NOTE: Fall 2021 horn auditions must be entirely prerecorded and there will not be any live virtual auditions. Further information will be sent directly to applicants. 

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Bachelor of Music: Horn