Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2020
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. If you have not heard from us by January 6, 2021, please email us.
Required preliminary repertoire is by video submission
- Exposition of Mozart Concerto No. 4
- Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 - first page
- Schuman Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 - first page
- Orchestral Excerpts: Strauss Till Eulenspiegel (opening horn solo in first horn part); Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte (opening horn solo in first horn part); Mahler Symphony No. 1, movement 3 (#13 - #15 in second horn); Beethoven Symphony No. 7, movement 1 (m. 84-102 in the first horn part); Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, movement 1 (#17 - #22 in first horn part)
For copies of the above orchestral excerpts, please send your name and intended degree program to Geoffrey Scott.
Required graduate live audition repertoire
- Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2; Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70; and Mozart Concerto No. 4, K 495
- Prepare 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 Piano Concerto in G Major 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); Full range (examples: openings of Ein Heldenleben or Till Eulenspiegel)
- In addition, scales, sight-reading, and transposition will be tested.
For works that require piano accompaniment, the Shepherd School will provide a pianist and limited rehearsal time if requested. If The Shepherd School is to provide the pianist, all piano parts must be made available three weeks before the scheduled audition date. The applicant must be prepared to perform all chosen works in their entirety. However, the jury may decide to hear only certain portions.
Live audition date is February 1, 2021