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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 AMB financial opportunities, visit the Aggie Marching Band page.   See below for audition requirements and a link to submit video auditions.

Once the Online Audition Application has been completed, applicants will receive a time to to meet with the USU Brass faculty via Zoom conference. These meetings will be during the following days and times:

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, FAC 118

Saturday, February 26, 2022,  9:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, FAC 118

Audition Requirements
Applicants with a brass primary instrument considering a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with Band emphasis, a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance with Wind/Brass/Percussion emphasis, or are auditioning as a non-music major 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. 

Recorded Auditions
If travel distance, schedule conflicts, or other circumstances prevent you from auditioning in-person, you may submit a video recording of your audition.
Recorded Audition Submission Form.

For additional information contact:

Trumpet: Max Matzen at max.matzen@usu.edu
Horn: Lauren Hunt at lauren.hunt@usu.edu
Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba: Dr. Lane Weaver at lane.weaver@usu.edu
Brass/Woodwind/Percussion Program Information: Dr. Thomas Rohrer at thomas.rohrer@usu.edu