The audition should consist of: (1) two selected etudes and one solo, and (2) major scales and the chromatic scale (from memory).

(recommended, not required)


State Solo lists; Brandy, Vassily 34 Studies (ed. Nagel or Vacchiano); Concone-Sawyer Lyrical Studies.

Horn in F

One or more movements from a standard concerto (e.g. Mozart or Strauss).

Saint Saens, Morceau de Concert, Dukas: Villanelle

Etudes by Belloli, Gallay (Op. 32, 43, 57), Kling, or Kopprasch.


Works by Galliard (sonatas, any two contrasting movements), Grafe Concerto for Trombone, Guilmant Morceau Symphonique, or Barat Andanta et Allegro.

Etudes by Bordogni-Rochut (Melodious Etudes, volume 1), or Kopprasch (Sixty Studies for Trombone, any).


One or more movements of a Baroque sonata typical of the following: Galliard Sonata no. 1 or no. 5 (arr. for trombone), Marcello Sonata in C Major (arr. for trombone), Corelli Sonata in F Major (arr. for trombone).

A Romantic work typical of the following: Schumann Five Pieces in Folk Style, Saint-Saens Morceau de Concert, or SchostakovichFour Preludes.

A modern work typical of the following: Barat Introduction and Serenade, Guilmant Morceau Symphonic, Haddad Suite for Baritone, Presser Sonatina, Ropartz Andante and Allegro, ClarkBride of the Waves.


One or more movements of a Baroque work typical of the following: Bach Air and Bouree, Marcello Sonata in C Major, Telemann Sonata in F Major, Corelli.

A Classic or Romantic work typical of the following: Beethoven Variations on a Theme by Handel, MozartConcerto No. 3 for horn, Chopin Preludes, op. 28.

A modern work typical of the following: Haddad Suite for Tuba, Presser Minute Sketches, Frackenpohl Concertino, Bartles Scherzo for Tuba, Barat Introduction and Serenade (trombone), McKay Sonata for Trombone, White Lyric Suite (slow and fast movements).