The College of Arts and Architecture

French Horn

Auditionees for the M.M. in Performance or the Professional Performance Certificate should prepare two movements from contrasting solo works (one each). In addition, the following orchestral excerpts are required:

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) - 2nd horn, scherzo
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 - tutti low horn passage
  • Brahms Symphony No. 2 - solo in D, solo in B natural
  • Dvor├ík Symphony No. 9 (New World Symphony) - 1st horn, allegro

Candidates will also be asked to sight read.

Horn applicants should arrange an audition directly with the instructor. If the instructor requests that the audition occur on one of our undergraduate audition days, please complete the online audition scheduling form. Applicants who wish to be considered for graduate assistantships should schedule auditions/interviews as early as possible.

Instructor: Lisa Bontrager
814-865-3221
ljb5@psu.edu