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Horn Audition Requirements

Select the degree you are interested in to review the audition requirements and additional degree information. Faculty contact information is available at the bottom of the page.

Horn Audition Requirements - Undergraduate

Degree Page: Composition (BM)

Note: audition only required for instrumental emphasis (private lesson) consideration

  1. Major scales, one octave
  2. One multi-movement composition or three works of differing styles
  3. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Music (BA)

  1. Major scales, one octave
  2. One multi-movement composition or three works of differing styles
  3. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Music Education (BM)

  1. Major scales, one octave
  2. One multi-movement composition or three works of differing styles
  3. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Music in Combination with an Outside Field (BM)

  1. Major scales, one octave
  2. One multi-movement composition or three works of differing styles
  3. Sight-reading

Degree Page: Performance (BM)

  1. One complete, multi-movement work from any historical period (concerto, sonata, or suite)
  2. Two shorter works in contrasting style (may be individual movements from longer works)
  3. All major and minor scales, in quarter notes, quarter = 120 minimum

Degree Page: Performance and Music Education (BM)

  1. One complete, multi-movement work from any historical period (concerto, sonata, or suite)
  2. Two shorter works in contrasting style (may be individual movements from longer works)
  3. All major and minor scales, in quarter notes, quarter = 120 minimum 

Degree Page: Sound Recording Technology (BM)

Note: applicants must submit a pre-screen audition recording (review requirements

  1. Major scales, one octave
  2. One multi-movement composition or three works of differing styles
  3. Sight-reading

Program Page: Music Minor

  1. Major scales, one octave
  2. One multi-movement composition or three works of differing styles
  3. Sight-reading

Horn Audition Requirements - Graduate

Degree Page: Music Education (MM, MS)

Prepare the following for a 15-minute audition:

  1. Elements of technical preparation such as scales and arpeggios.
  2. One complete sonata, concerto, or suite.
  3. Two or three additional works representing various periods of standard repertoire (Baroque, Classic, Romantic, or Contemporary). These may be single movements of longer works.

Message from the Music Admission Team

At Ithaca College, we value all voices and encourage you to bring your authentic self to your audition. Throughout your application and audition process, our Faculty and Admission Team will always seek potential over perfection, and look forward to discovering the unique perspectives and backgrounds you could bring to the School of Music community.

Our team strives to foster equitable and inclusive practices in our auditions, while identifying areas where additional attention is needed to affect change. Please visit this page to learn about the different audition options available this year, and do not hesitate to reach out to us at music@ithaca.edu with any questions.
-IC Music Admission Team
Bradley Whittemore and Felice Doynov

FACULTY

Alexander Shuhan
Professor of Horn
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Specific repertoire questions should be directed to Professor Shuhan.