The Aspen Music Festival and School french horn department offers the opportunity to play premier assignments alongside artist-faculty from major U.S. orchestras or as principal in a variety of ensembles. For details on the student orchestral experience, please see the Orchestra/Instrumental program page.
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HOW TO APPLY
APPLICATION OPEN SEPTEMBER 15
- Resume required
- Two letters of recommendation encouraged but not required
All horn applicants must submit the required horn repertoire in INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS.
- STRAUSS: Til Eulenspiegel (first horn solo at the beginning and third horn solo in D horn at the recapitulation)
Please choose one selection from each bullet along with the piece above to add up to four.
- One of the following MOZART Concerti; accompaniment not required
Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 147 (1st movement)
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, K. 447 (1st movement)
Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 495 (1st movement)
- RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92 (1st movement, Vivace, m. 84-101 or 25 m. before Reh. C until C, 1st horn)
Wagner: From Götterdämmerung (Siegfried's Short Call)
- SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47 (1st movement, low tutti)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55 "Eroica" (Scherzo trio, 2nd horn)
R. Strauss: Don Quixote (Variation VIII, second horn, 6 m. before Reh. 59 to 8 m. after Reh. 62)
- Recordings must be recent: made no more than three months prior to application.
- Each excerpt or work must be played through without stopping.
- All excerpts and works must be uploaded in the order listed.
- Please label each upload with the name of the excerpt or work. DO NOT include your name.