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Horn Audition Requirements

Auditions for admittance to the EKU Brass Area will consist of the following: 
     - demonstration of major scales (preferably two octaves)
     - sightreading
     - prepared solo or two etudes of contrasting styles (i.e. technical and lyrical).



Sample solo literature
Beethoven  Sonata for Horn
Mozart - any of his horn concertos
Saint-Saens  Concertpiece (Morceau de Concert)
F. Strauss  Nocturno or Concerto, Op. 8
R. Strauss  Concerto No. 1

Sample etudes
Kopprasch  Sixty Selected Studies for Horn
Maxime-Alphonse  200 Etudes Nouvelles (Vol. 2 or 3)
Pottag  Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work
Shoemaker  Legato Etudes for French Horn

Other possibilities might include
All-state or district tryout music
A solo (other than one above) used for solo and ensemble festival

Much of the above music is available as a free download at  If you have questions concerning your audition music or would like to set up an audition, call Dr. Mick Sehmann at 859-893-2507 or email at

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