Suggested Repertoire - Brass

Prospective students should choose contrasting selections in order to demonstrate musicianship, tone quality, technical ability, and range. This can be accomplished through two separate movements of the same or different compositions. It is possible that one movement will demonstrate all that is needed.

Please consider the following compositions as a general guide. Works similar in style to those listed below may be substituted. Select pieces with which you are comfortable and that portray your playing at its very best! Etudes can also be considered.

Students will be expected to demonstrate prowess on all major scales, while some knowledge of minor scales will be viewed upon favorably. In addition, sight-reading may be expected at the discretion of the audition committee.


Arutunian - Concerto
Barat - Andante et Scherzo
Bozza - Rustiques
Corelli - Sonata VIII
Handel/Fitzgerald - Aria con Variazioni
Haydn - Concerto
Hummel - Concerto
Kennan - Sonata
Peeters - Sonata
Ropartz - Andante et Allegro


Bozza - Chant Loitain
Dukas - Villanelle
Mozart - Any Concerto
Roper - Concertino
Saint-Saens - Morceau du Concert(sections 1 & 2)
F. Strauss - Concerto, Op. 8
R. Strauss - Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
Effinger - Rondino


Prospective tenor trombonists may choose a solo from the following:
Galliard - Sonata (Any)
Marcello - Sonata (Any)
Telemann - Sonata in f minor
Barat – Andante et Allegro
Guilmant – Morceau Symphonique (Concert Piece)
Jacob – Concerto  (Mvt. 1)
Saint-Saens – Cavatine
Graefe – Concerto
Ropartz – Andante et Allegro

Prospective bass trombonists may choose a solo from the following:
Tcherepnin – Andante
Galliard – Sonata (Any)
Barat – Introduction and Dance
Defaye – Deux Danses (bass trombone edition)
Vaughn Williams – Six Studies in English Folksong


Barat - Introduction & Dance
Handel/Fitzgerald - Aria con Variazioni
Schuman/Droste - 5 Pieces in Folk Style
Vaughan Williams - 6 Studies in English Folksong
White - Lyric Suite


Bach/Bell - Air and Bourree
Capuzzi - Andante and Rondo
Curnow - Concertina
Haddad - Suite
Handel/Barr - Allegro in f minor
Hindemith - Sonate for Tuba
Holmes - Lento
Marcello/Little - Sonata No. 1 or 5
Nelhybel - Suite
Vaughan - Concert Piece no. 1