Horn

These guidelines are the minimum expectations for a music major taking a one hour (two credit) lesson, each week.  Tempo indications are minimums for passing each level. Students who excel will exceed these minimums. Repertoire may be substituted or accelerated as best fits the students’ abilities and interests, but each semester should include at least one work from the suggested repertoire.

1000 Level

Techniques
Scales

  • Minors (natural, melodic, harmonic) 3 octaves quarter=80
  • Major (tongued, slurred in 16ths) 3 octaves quarter=80
  • Chromatic (slurred in triplets) 3 octaves quarter=80

Arpeggios

  • Major and Minor (quarter notes) 3 octaves quarter=80

Method

  • 60 Studies for Horn – Book 1. Kopprasch/Gumbert

Representative Solo Repertoire

  • Artik, Hovhaness
  • Elegy for Horn, Bernstein
  • Concerti #3 and 4 in Eb, Mozart
  • Concertpiece, Saint-Saens
  • Selections from Solos for the Horn Player, Joens, ed.
  • Sonata for Horn, Beethoven
  • Sonatoa in F Minor, Telemann/Leloir

Performance Requirement
Performance of at least one Student Recital

2000 Level

Techniques
Scales

  • Major (tongued, slurred in 16ths) 3 octaves quarter=100
  • Chromatic (slurred 4 to a beat) 3 octaves quarter=100
  • Minors (natural, melodic, harmonic) 3 octaves quarter=80

Arpeggios

  • Major and Minor (quarter notes) 3 octaves quarter=80

Method

  • 60 Studies for Horn – Book 2. Kopprasch/Gumbert

Representative Solo Repertoire

  • Concerti #1 and 2, Haydn
  • Concerto #3, Hovhaness
  • Concerti #1 in D and 2 in Eb,Mozart
  • Concerto op. 8, F. Strauss
  • Selections from Solos for the Horn Player, Jones, ed.
  • Sonata for Horns, Heiden

Performance Requirement
Performance of at least one Student Recital

3000 Level

Techniques
Scales

  • Major (in 16ths) 3-5 octaves quarter=100
  • Chromatic (6 to a beat) 3-5 octaves quarter=100
  • Minors (in 16ths) 3-5 octaves quarter=100

Arpeggios

  • Major and Minor (in triplets) 3-5 octaves quarter=100

Method

  • 200 Studies Books 1-4, Maxime-Alphonse
  • 48 Etudes for French Horn, Reynolds

Representative Solo Repertoire

  • Adagio and Allegro, Schumann
  • Concerto for Horn, Hindermith
  • Concerto #1 Opus 11, R. Strauss
  • Fantasy for Horn, Arnold
  • Parable, Persichetti
  • Selections from Solos for Horn Players, Jones, ed
  • Sonata for Horn, Adler

Performance Requirement
Junior Recital

4000 Level

Technique
Method

  • 200 Studies Books 1-4, Maxime-Alphonse
  • 48 Etudes for French Horn, Reynolds
  • Unmeasurable Preludes, Gallay/Thevet
  • Orchestral Excerpts, Chambers

Representative Solo Repertoire

  • Concertino op. 45, Weber
  • Concertino op. 45 #5, Larsson
  • Concerto #2, R. Strauss
  • En Foret, Bozza
  • Scherzo Concertante, Nelhybel
  • Sonata for Horn, Hindemth
  • Suite, Wilder

Performance Requirement
Senior Recital

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