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 (Repertoire should include keyboard percussion, snare drum, and timpani.)


Suggested repertoire:

Keyboard:

  • Bach: A movement from the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin or from Six Suites for solo Cello 

  • Representative Marimba Solo Repertoire: Klatzow Dances of Earth and Fire, Burritt Scirroco or Caritas, Druckman Reflections on the Nature of Water, Stout Rumble Strips or Sedimental Structures, Sueyoshi Mirage, Sammut Cameleon, Abe Japanese Children’s Songs, Lansky Idle Fancies

  • 3 Excerpts each from standard orchestral repertoire on Xylophone and Glockenspiel

Snare Drum:
  • Delecluse: Douze Etudes, Peters Etudes for solo Snare Drum (purple book)

  • Tompkins: Nine French-American Rudimental Solos

  • 3 Excerpts from standard orchestral repertoire
    • Prokofiev- Lt. Kije
    • Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade Mvt. 3 and 4
    • Capriccio   
Timpani:
  • One solo from the following: 

    • Carter: Eight Pieces for Four Timpani 

    • Hochrainer Etudes for Timpani Vol.3 

    • Delecluse 20 Studies for Timpani  

    • Beethoven 9 - 20 before letter S in 1st Mvt.  

    • Tchaikovsky 4 – 1st Mvt. 4 before Letter S to V (includes roll) 

    • Schuman, William - New England Triptych Be Glad Then, America - mvt. 1 - mm.1-14; 122-152   

    • Mozart Sym 39 - Mvt. 1 meas. 1 – 21 

    • Strauss Burlesque - meas 1 - 20

  •  2 Contrasting orchestral excerpts (such as): 

    • Beethoven 9 - 20 before letter S in 1st Mvt. 

    • Tchaikovsky 4 – 1st Mvt. 4 before Letter S to V (includes roll)

    • Schuman, William - New England Triptych Be Glad Then, America - mvt. 1 - mm.1-14; 122-152   

    • Mozart Sym 39 - Mvt. 1 meas. 1 – 21

    • Strauss Burlesque - meas 1 - 20

Sight Reading Required.