Audition & Program Requirements

Master of Music: Horn

Fall 2022 audition format update: Auditions will be entirely virtual. Horn applicants invited to the final audition round will receive a list of video audition repertoire one week prior to the audition recording submission deadline, which is February 15. Repertoire should be recorded in one unedited take. There also may be a live virtual Zoom sight-reading requirement in late February after videos have been reviewed. Audition videos should be submitted via the applicant's status portal. Posted 1/13/22

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

Prescreening and audition unaccompanied.

For Prescreening:

  • One solo movement of a sonata demonstrating style, tone, range, rhythm, and technique
  • Exposition section from any Mozart concerto
  • Exposition section from any Strauss concerto
  • 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

 

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