Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz

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.