Oklahoma State University

AUDITION INFORMATION

We have music scholarships available to both music majors and non-music majors and offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music.

Undergraduate Students

The Department of Music at Oklahoma State University offers the following undergraduate degree options:

  • BM in Performance
  • BM in Music Education
  • BM in Music with Elective Studies in Business
  • BA in Music

If you are a horn player interested in pursuing one of these degrees at Oklahoma State University, please do the following:

1. Contact Professor Lanette Lopez Compton by email at lanette.lopez_compton@okstate.edu or by calling (405) 744-8985
2. Make sure you have taken or are scheduled to take the SAT and/or ACT
3. Complete and submit an OSU admission/scholarship application (http://admissions.okstate.edu/)
4. Complete and submit an OSU Music Scholarship Application
5. Schedule an audition for music acceptance/scholarship by calling 405-744-6135

Graduate Students

The Department of Music at Oklahoma State University offers the following graduate degree options:

  • MM in Pedagogy and Performance (conducting, music education or applied music)

If you are a horn player interested in pursuing this degree at Oklahoma State University, please do the following:

1. Contact Professor Lanette Lopez Compton by email at lanette.lopez_compton@okstate.edu or by calling (405) 744-8985
2. Contact Dr. Allen Scott, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in the Department of Music at allen.scott@okstate.edu
3. Complete an application to the OSU Graduate College at http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/default.htm
4. Complete a Music Graduate Assistantship Application
5. Schedule an audition by calling (405) 744-6135

Audition material is flexible, but it should demonstrate your very best in both technical and lyrical playing. If you have any questions about suitable repertoire, please contact Lanette Lopez Compton. You may chose from the following:

1. All-State Audition Material
2. Standard Solo Horn Repertoire
3. Standard Orchestral Excerpts
4. Technical and Lyrical Etudes

Pre-College Study

Students from grades 9-12 take weekly lessons to improve their playing. The present OSU pre-college studio includes several all-state and honor band members. If you are interested in joining the pre-college studio please contact Professor Lanette Lopez Compton by email at lanette.lopez_compton@okstate.edu or by calling (405) 744-8985.

BOOKS

Warm-up and Fundamental Books

Bai-Lin Lip Flexibilities for all Brass Instruments
Farkas, Philip The Art of French Horn Playing
Clark, H.L. Technical Studies for the Cornet
Arban, J.B. Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet
Pares, Gabriel Pares Scales for French Horn

Standard Suggested Etude Books

Getchell, Robert W. First/Second Book of Practical Studies for French Horn
Kopprasch, Georg Sixty Studies for Horn
Kling, Henri Forty Studies for Horn
Various 335 Selected Melodious Etudes (Blue and Red Books)
(Artot, Bach, Belloli, Cugnot, Kopprasch, Gallay, etc.)
Concone, Guiseppe Lyrical Studies for Trumpet or Horn
Bordogni/Rochut Melodious Etudes for Trombone
Tyrrell, H.W. Forty Progressive Studies for Trombone

Advanced Suggested Etude Books

Bach, J.S. Six Cello Suites
Arr. Wendell Hoss
Mueller, Berhard E. Thirty-four Studies, Op. 64
Reynolds, Verne Forty-eight Etudes for the Horn
Bitsch, Marcel Twelve Etudes for Horn
Cugnot, A. Thirty Studies for Horn
Maxime-Alphonse 200 Etudes Nouvelles

Orchestral Excerpt Books

Labar, Arthur Horn PlayerÂ’s Audition Handbook
Bay, Mel Anthology of Horn Music
Thompson, David The Orchestral Audition Repertoire for Horn
Robbins, Daren Orchestral Horn Excerpts

Basic List of Solo Repertoire

Mozart, W. A. Concertos for Horn Nos. 1-4/ Concert Rondo
Strauss, Richard Concerto No.1
Strauss, Franz Concerto No. 1 in Eb Major, Op. 11
Saint-Saens, Camille Morceau de Concert
Beethoven, L. von Sonata Op. 17
Haydn, Joseph Concerto No. 1 in D Major
Haydn, Joseph Concerto No. 2