Master of Music Performance: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion

The Master of Music Performance is a 36 hour degree with a two year residency. It provides students the opportunity to develop performance skills while working with an internationally recognized faculty and excellent ensembles. This program is well suited to students who have completed Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Performance and Music Education. Classes are scheduled to allow music educators, church musicians and other music professionals in Northeast Florida to pursue the degree while maintaining full-time employment.

 

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Audition Requirements:

 

Flute

  • CPE Bach Hamburger Sonata, 1st section (no rondo).
  • Mozart Concerto in G Major, 1st movement ( no cadenza required), 2nd movement exposition.
  • 1 piece of your choice in a different style from above.
  • Orchestra excerpts: Beethoven Leonore Overture #3, solo / Ravel Daphnis and Chloe, solo.
Clarinet
  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto. 
  • 2 additional works from the standard repertoire demonstrating contrasting styles. One of the works must be written after 1945.
  • 3 standard orchestral excerpts.
Horn
  • Major Concerto (all mts) Strauss 1 or 2. Mozart 2, 3 or 4. Haydn 1 or 2. 
  • Gliere Etude showing technical playing. ex. Kling, Gallay, Maxime-Alphonse, etc.
  • Sight reading in keys of F, E, E-flat, D, C and B basso.
Trumpet
  • Two etudes showing the applicant’s level of technical and musical advancement.
  • At least one major solo of the applicant’s choice.
  • A complete concerto from the standard repertoire.
  • Three to five standard orchestral excerpts.
Low Brass

Trombone:
  • Any graduate level solo of your choice.
  • Blazhevich Etude # 24. 
  • Bordogni vocalize # 16.
  • Sight reading.
Bass-Trombone:
  • Any graduate level solo of your choice.
  • Blazhevich Etude # 11. 
  • Bordogni vocalize # 10 from Ostrander book.
  • Sight reading
Jazz Trombone:
  • Oleo by Sonny Rollins, All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern
  • Ballad of your choice
  • Sight reading.
Euphonium:
  • Any graduate level solo of your choice.
  • Blazhevich Etude # 24. 
  • Bordogni vocalize # 16.
  • Sight reading.
Tuba:
  • Any graduate level solo of your choice.
  • Blazhevich Etude # 11. 
  • Bordogni vocalize # 10 from Ostrander book.
  • Sight reading.
Percussion (Information listed below are suggestions. Repertoire should be at a similar level as pieces listed below.)

Keyboard (Suggested Solos):
  • Keiko Abe: Dream of the Cherry Blossoms, Wind in the Bamboo Grove, Michi
  • Bach: Cello Suites, Partitas, Sonatas, ( selected movements)
  • Creston: Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra
  • Miyoshi: Torse III
  • Edwards: Marimba Dances
  • Stout: Two Mexican Dances
  • Tanaka: Two Movements for Marimba
Snare Drum (Suggested Pieces/Etudes):
  • Albright: Contemporary Studies for the Snare Drum
  • Delecluse: Douze Etudes, Keiskleiriana, book 1
  • Tompkins: Nine French-American Rudimental Solos
Timpani:
  • Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
Orchestral Excerpts:
  • Xylophone
  • Gershwin: Porgy and Bess, opening only
  • Kabalevsky: Colas Bruenon
Bells:
  • Glazounow: Concerto pour Violin, 46 to 47, 51 to 53
  • Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 17 to 20, 22 to 24,52 to 53
Snare Drum:
  • Prokofiev: Lt. Kije, 1 to 3, with rests, 13 to the end
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Mt 3 D to eight before F, Mt 4, P to R, S to U
Timpani:
  • Beethoven: Symphony 9, Mt. 1 opening to five after letter A, four before K to L
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Scherzo letter R to T with all rests
  • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis: Scherzo seven after Y to end