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Horn (French Horn)

Studio website
Professor Josh Michal, jmichal@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-7735

  1. Repertoire
    1. A fast and a slow movement chosen from works such as the Mozart horn concertos, the Haydn concertos, the Strauss Concerto Op. 11, the Beethoven Sonata, the Dukas Villanelle, and the Bernard Heiden Sonata.
    2. An etude such as those by Gallay, Kopprasch and Kling.
  2. Technique
    • Major and chromatic scales throughout the practical range of the instrument.

Trumpet

Professor Eric Berlin, berlin@music.umass.edu, (413) 577-1582, Trumpet Studio website
Jazz: Professor Jeffrey W. Holmes, jwholmes@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-6046

  1. Etude 1 from Vassily Brandt's 34 Etudes (edited by Robert Nagel) published by International Music Co., Catalog #1391
  2. Two contrasting movements (in their entirety) from one of the following:
    1. Kent Kennan Sonata
    2. Paul Hindemith Sonata
    3. Flor Peeters Sonata
    4. Halsey Stevens Sonata
    5. Eric Ewazen Sonata
    6. Alexander Arutiunian Concerto (play beginning to letter L)
    7. Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto in Eb
    8. Johann Nepomuk Hummel Concerto in E or Eb
  3. Scales
    1. Major Scales up two four sharps and flats - tongued and slurred (one or two octaves covering the practical range of the instrument)
    2. Two octave C Chromatic Scale (slurred in triplets, quarter note = 100)


If applying for the Jazz program, click here for additional requirements.


Trombone

Professor Greg Spiridopoulos, gspiro@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-6059

A - Repertoire
A piece such as Barat's Andante et Allegro, a sonata by Galliard, Marcello's Sonata in G Minor or Ropartz' Andante and Allegro.

B - Technique
Major and chromatic scales, played to demonstrate the candidate's range on the instrument.


Euphonium

Professor John Bottomley, jbottoml@music.umass.edu, (413) 577-2346

  1. Two contrasting movements or single work with contrasting material from standard repertoire. Examples:
    1. Barat- Andante & Allegro
    2. Galliard- Sonatas
    3. Ropartz- Andante & Allegro
    4. Guilmant- Morceau Symphonique
  2. One etude from:
    1. Bordogni (Rochut)- Melodius Etudes Vol. 1
  3. Scales
    1. All Major scales- Two octaves
    2. Two octave chromatic scale

Tuba

Professor John Bottomley, jbottoml@music.umass.edu, (413) 577-2346

  1. Two contrasting movements from the standard repertoire. Examples:
    1. Hindemith- Sonata
    2. B. Marcelo- Sonatas
    3. Haddad- Suite for Tuba
    4. Barat- Introduction and Dance
  2. One etude from either:
    1. Bordogni- 43 Bel Canto Studies (Robert King)
    2. Blazhevich- 70 Studies for Tuba (Robert King)
  3. Scales
    1. All Major scales- Two octaves
    2. Chromatic scale- Two octaves starting on low Bb

Horn (French Horn)

Studio website
Professor Josh Michal, jmichal@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-7735

  1. Repertoire
    1. A fast and a slow movement chosen from works such as the Mozart horn concertos, the Haydn concertos, the Strauss Concerto Op. 11, the Beethoven Sonata, the Dukas Villanelle, and the Bernard Heiden Sonata.
    2. An etude such as those by Gallay, Kopprasch and Kling.
  2. Technique
    • Major and chromatic scales throughout the practical range of the instrument.

Trumpet

Professor Eric Berlin, berlin@music.umass.edu, (413) 577-1582, Trumpet Studio website
Jazz: Professor Jeffrey W. Holmes, jwholmes@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-6046

  1. Etude 1 from Vassily Brandt's 34 Etudes (edited by Robert Nagel) published by International Music Co., Catalog #1391
  2. Two contrasting movements (in their entirety) from one of the following:
    1. Kent Kennan Sonata
    2. Paul Hindemith Sonata
    3. Flor Peeters Sonata
    4. Halsey Stevens Sonata
    5. Eric Ewazen Sonata
    6. Alexander Arutiunian Concerto (play beginning to letter L)
    7. Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto in Eb
    8. Johann Nepomuk Hummel Concerto in E or Eb
  3. Scales
    1. Major Scales up two four sharps and flats - tongued and slurred (one or two octaves covering the practical range of the instrument)
    2. Two octave C Chromatic Scale (slurred in triplets, quarter note = 100)


If applying for the Jazz program, click here for additional requirements.

Trombone

Professor Greg Spiridopoulos, gspiro@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-6059

A - Repertoire
A piece such as Barat's Andante et Allegro, a sonata by Galliard, Marcello's Sonata in G Minor or Ropartz' Andante and Allegro.

B - Technique
Major and chromatic scales, played to demonstrate the candidate's range on the instrument.

Euphonium

Professor John Bottomley, jbottoml@music.umass.edu, (413) 577-2346

  1. Two contrasting movements or single work with contrasting material from standard repertoire. Examples:
    1. Barat- Andante & Allegro
    2. Galliard- Sonatas
    3. Ropartz- Andante & Allegro
    4. Guilmant- Morceau Symphonique
  2. One etude from:
    1. Bordogni (Rochut)- Melodius Etudes Vol. 1
  3. Scales
    1. All Major scales- Two octaves
    2. Two octave chromatic scale

Tuba

Professor John Bottomley, jbottoml@music.umass.edu, (413) 577-2346

  1. Two contrasting movements from the standard repertoire. Examples:
    1. Hindemith- Sonata
    2. B. Marcelo- Sonatas
    3. Haddad- Suite for Tuba
    4. Barat- Introduction and Dance
  2. One etude from either:
    1. Bordogni- 43 Bel Canto Studies (Robert King)
    2. Blazhevich- 70 Studies for Tuba (Robert King)
  3. Scales
    1. All Major scales- Two octaves
    2. Chromatic scale- Two octaves starting on low Bb