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Brass

Trumpet

  1. All Major Scales
  2. Chromatic Scale 2 octaves C-C (Bb concert)
  3. Sight-reading
  4. A selection of your choice demonstrating both lyrical and technical playing, such as:
  • Haydn Concerto in Eb for trumpet movement 1
  • Hummel Concerto in Eb for trumpet movement 1
  • Arutunian Concerto for trumpet 
  • Concert Etude by Goedicke

or any etude demonstrating similar characteristics (including all region or all-state audition music) 

Horn

  1. All Major Scales (F, G, A flat, 2 octaves)
  2. Chromatic Scale 2 octaves F-F (Bb concert)
  3. One selection of your choice demonstrating either lyrical or technical skills (cannot be marching band or concert band literature)
  4. One selection must be the all-region or all-state audition solo/etude from your state
  5. Sight-reading

Low Brass

  1. Major scales through five sharps or flats.
  2. Chromatic scale (beginning on any note over the full range of the instrument).
  3. Applicants are required to perform literature showcasing their lyrical and technical abilities.  This may be in the form of a single solo with contrasting movements OR multiple etudes exhibiting proper techniques. 
  4. Sight-reading.

Below are suggested solos and etude books (by instrument);  however, applicants may choose other published pieces including South Carolina All-State audition material. If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Connolly.

Trombone Suggested Solo Literature:                                 

  • Guilmant, Morceau Symphonique                        
  • Barat, Andante et Allegro                                   
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto                                
  • Saint-Saens, Cavatine                                        
  • Bernstein, Elegy for Mippy II
  • Galliard, Sonata No. 1 

Trombone Suggested Etude Books:

  • C. Kopprasch, Sixty Selected Studies for Trombone 
  • Rochut, Melodious Etudes Vol. 1
  • Tyrell, 40 Progressive Studies
  • Rubank, Advanced Studies Volume 1

 Euphonium Suggested Solo Literature:                                   

  • Barat, Introduction and Dance                             
  • Curnow, Rhapsody                                              
  • DeLuca, Beautiful Colorado                                  
  • Galliard, Sonata (any movement)                         
  • Haddad, Suite for Baritone
  • Mozart, Concert Rondo (from Bassoon Concerto k. 191)
  • Telemann, Sonata (any movement)

Euphonium Suggested Etude Books:

  • C. Kopprasch, Sixty Selected Studies for Trombone
  • Rochut, Melodious Etudes Vol. 1
  • Tyrell, 40 Progressive Studies
  • Rubank, Advanced Studies Volume 1

Tuba Suggested Solo Literature:                                            

  • Bach, Air and Bouree                                            
  • Barat, Introduction and Dance for Tuba                  
  • Haddad, Suite for Tuba (any movement)                
  • Telemann, Adagio and Allegro                                
  • Marcello, Sonata in f minor (any movement)           
  • Lebedev, Concerto in One Movement 

Tuba Suggested Etude Books:

  • Fink, Studies in Legato
  • H.W. Tyrell, 40 Advanced Studies
  • Marco Bordogni, 43 Bel Canto Studies
  • Blazhevich, 70 Studies book 1
  • C. Kopprasch, 60 Selected Studies