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Brass Auditions


In addition to applying for admission to the University, all applicants interested in pursuing a music degree must perform an audition on their major instrument prior to their first semester enrolling in music courses.  Schedule your audition by filling out the Online Audition Application (must be submitted no later than one week prior to the audition date).  Auditions serve admission and placement purposes, and are also for talent scholarship consideration.  For Aggie Marching Band information, including band scholarship information, visit the Aggie Marching Band page.   

Brass area auditions for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, FAC 116

Saturday, February 23,2019,  9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, FAC 116

Applicants with a brass primary instrument considering a Bachelor of Music in Music Education: Band emphasis, or a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Wind/Brass/Percussion emphasis, should prepare the following:

Scales

  • All major scales -- one octave

Literature

  • Two contrasting etudes or solo pieces of the candidate's choice that demonstrate lyrical and technical proficiency. 

If travel distance or schedule conflicts prevent you from auditioning live, you may submit a video recording of your audition.  Your video audition must satisfy the audition requirements specified for your instrument. Fill out and submit your Recorded Audition Submission Form.

For additional information contact:

Trumpet: Dr. Max Matzen at max.matzen@usu.edu
Horn: Brian Blanchard at brainblanchard@gmail.com
Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba: Dr. Todd Fallis at todd.fallis@usu.edu
Brass/Woodwind/Percussion degree or audition information: Dr. Thomas Rohrer at thomas.rohrer@usu.edu