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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
BRASS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Live Audition: January 24, 2020
Video Audition: February 3, 2020

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LIVE AUDITION INFORMATION
In most cases live auditions are conducted by a single member of the audition committee and/or TMC staff, and video recorded for review by the full audition committee in Boston. Most auditions are 10 minutes long. Live auditions are self-scheduled by the applicant at www.GetAcceptd.com. Applicants will be directed to do so once an application is submitted. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to secure the best possible audition time for themselves.

2020 LIVE AUDITION SCHEDULE
Chicago: January 30 & 31
Bloomington: February 2
Miami: February 3
Houston: February 5
Boston: February 8 & 9
Los Angeles: February 8 & 9
Philadelphia: February 12
New York City: February 15 & 16


VIDEO AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS
Those applicants who are unable to audition live must submit a video recording via the online application.

  • Video recordings must contain all audition repertoire in the order listed, played in a CONTINUOUS UNEDITED SEGMENT; any indication that there has been editing or that recording equipment was paused/stopped between excerpts will result in the disqualification of the applicant.
  • All pieces should be played unaccompanied, unless otherwise noted in the audition requirements.
  • We strongly recommend you view to your recording all the way through before submitting.

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

HORN
NOTE: Applicants submitting a video in lieu of a live audition should record excerpts in the order listed.

Solo:
MOZART 2nd or 4th concerto, mvt. I: exposition

Excerpts (all first horn unless otherwise indicated):
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2, mvt. 1: coda solo
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G, mvt 1: high solo (rhl 25-26)
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks: opening
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5, mvt. 1: low tutti (rhl 17 through 1 mm after rhl 21)
WAGNER Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

 

TRUMPET

Solo:
TOMASI Concerto mvt. I: beginning to rhl 11

Excerpts (all first trumpet unless otherwise indicated):
BIZET Carmen: Prelude
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2, mvt. I: beginning to mm 13
COPLAND Outdoor Overture: mm 16-34
BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin, tpt II: 3mm before rhl 67 to 1 mm before rhl 71
STRAUSS Don Juan: 5 mm after rhl F to 3 mm before rhl G
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks: 5 mm before rhl 34 to 4 mm before rhl 38

 

TENOR TROMBONE

Solo:
F. DAVID Concertino, mvt. I: rhl A-D

Excerpts:
MOZART Requiem: Tuba mirum
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, trombone II: pick up to rhl 36 to 4 mm before rhl 38
RAVEL L’enfant et les sortileges: rhl 33 to 1 mm after rhl 35
SAINT-SAËNS Organ Symphony: rhl Q through 2 mm before rhl R
WAGNER Die Walküre, Act III: the “Ride”, B major section

 

BASS TROMBONE

Solo:
BOZZA New Orleans: beginning to the end of the first bar of rhl 4 AND rhl 9 to rhl 12

Excerpts:
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, mvt. IV: beginning to mm 19
HAYDN The Creation, No. 26 "Achieved is the Glorious Work": mm 1-15
BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin: rhl 1 through the downbeat of rhl 5
WAGNER Die Walküre, Act III: the “Ride”, B major section

 

TUBA

Solo:
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Tuba Concerto, mvt. I: beginning to rhl 5 AND cadenza

Excerpts:
BERLIOZ Symphony Fantastique, mvt. V: rhl 84-end
BERLIOZ Hungarian March from Damnation of Faust: rhl 4 to 2 mm afer rhl 5
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2, mvt. IV: rhl O to 14 mm before rhl P
HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis: 4 mm after rhl L to rhl N
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks: 4 mm after rhl 37 to 4 mm before rhl 38
WAGNER Prelude to Meistersinger: mm 158-173
WAGNER Die Walküre, Act III "Ride of the Walküre": B major section, mm 125-142