The two Hungarians not only played music, they were themselves the music – in every nerve – down to their fingertips.

Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt

Jazz Trombone admission requirements for non-degree studies

Classical

Major and harmonic minor scales in different tempos and styles – staccato, legato - , in simpler keys.

2 etudes from the 2nd volume of Kopprasch's edition.

2 pieces at the choice of the candidate. (For example, Saint-Saens: Kavatina; Sachse: Concerto; Gafe: Concerto; De La Nux: Concerto; Spinelli: Concerto or pieces of similar difficulty.)

 

Jazz

Solistic performance of three popular jazz standards (theme-improvisation-theme) of different tempo (slow, medium, fast) and character (ballad, Latin, swing, pair and impair metrum). Piano accompaniment is provided by the department, but the candidate has to bring the notes – suitable for piano accompaniment.

Blues improvisation with simple harmonies in various tempos and in simpler keys.

Playing about 10 jazz standards in original harmonisation from memory.  (Presentation of themes with stylistic phrasing, without improvisation)

Sight reading of a motive possibly with stylistic phrasing, given at the exam.