Brass

The audition is the most important factor in determining whether or not a student will be accepted as a music major. For the 2020-21 application cycle, applicants who are required to audition must upload a video recorded audition to their music application. After your application file is reviewed, a follow-up live virtual audition and/or interview may also be required. If required, you will be notified via Acceptd to schedule it on one of the available dates. Those who are invited to the second round of the audition will receive the repertoire list by email.

Graduate applicants should contact the professor directly regarding assistantship availability and audition materials.

Please remember, students must submit applications to both Baylor University and the School of Music. We highly encourage you to email our brass faculty to set up a virtual visit or sample lesson.

  • The audition committee consists of brass faculty members.
  • Memorization is not required.
  • We prefer to hear auditions without piano accompaniment.
  • All audition requirements listed below should be part of your video recording.
 

Required repertoire is listed below by instrument and level:


TRUMPET

All candidates are welcome to communicate directly with Prof. Wiff Rudd and Prof. Mark Schubert with questions regarding their application, repertoire, etc.

  • Theo Charlier, 36 Etudes Transcendantes, No. 2 (Du Style) – Beginning through measure 36.
  • J.B. Arban, Characteristic Study No. 12 – Begin at measure 37 (C Major) and continue to the end.

HORN

All candidates are welcome to communicate directly with Dr. Kristy Morrell with questions regarding their application, repertoire, audition date, etc.

  • A single movement from two different solo works of contrasting style and character. Piano accompaniment is not required.

TROMBONE

All candidates are welcome to communicate directly with Prof. Brent Phillips with questions regarding their application, repertoire, audition date, etc.

Tenor Trombone

  • Ferdinand David, Concerto, p. 1 beginning through letter D. Piano accompaniment is not required.

Bass Trombone

  • Phil Snedecor, Etude No. XI
  • Blazevich, No. 63

EUPHONIUM & TUBA

All candidates are welcome to communicate directly with Dr. Kent Eshelman with questions regarding their application, repertoire, audition date, etc.

Euphonium

  • Two contrasting etudes selected from Arban Characteristic Studies, Bordogni/Rochut, Bousquet, Kopprasch, Tyrell, or Voxman 

Tuba

  • Two contrasting etudes selected from Blazhevich, Bordogni, Grigoriev, Kopprasch, Tyrell, or Vasiliev.

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