Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance

William Ver Meulen, faculty

Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2014

The video submission should be recorded so that all orchestral excerpts are played in succession in any order you wish without stopping the recording or editing. Solos may be pre-recorded.

The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials. There is a $19 fee to use this service.

Required preliminary repertoire is by video submission
  1. Exposition of Mozart Concerto No. 2, 3 or 4
  2. Solo of the applicant's choice
  3. Orchestral Excerpts:
    Strauss Till Eulenspiegel (opening horn solo in first horn part)
    Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte (opening horn solo in first horn a part)
    Mahler Symphony No. 1, movement 3 (m. 13 - 15 in second horn)
    Beethoven Symphony No. 7, movement 1 (m. 84-102 in first horn part).

For copies of the above orchestral excerpts, please send your name and intended degree program to Geoffrey Scott. 
Required undergraduate live audition repertoire
  1. Two contrasting solos of your choice 
    (examples: Mozart No. 2 or No. 4 contrasted with a Strauss concerto)
  2. Excerpts which cover the following criteria: 
    soft and low (examples: Mahler 1st low tutti or Variation 8 of Strauss’ Don Quixote
    soft and high (examples: Ravel G major piano concerto or Pavane) 
    loud and low (examples: Shostakovich 5th low tutti or Variation 7 of Don Quixote
    loud and high (examples: Beethoven 7th or Wagner Siegfried Call)
    A work that encompasses the full range 
    (examples: openings of Ein Heldenleben or Till Eulenspiegel)
  3. Scales, sight-reading, and transposition will be tested

Live audition dates are January 26, February 9 and 16, 2015

Any questions regarding your application can be directed to Geoffrey Scott.

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