Required Materials for the Vandal Horn Studio

All students will purchase a metronome which provides a loud click and subdivides beats into duple and triple figures (Dr. Beat recommended) and a fully chromatic pitch-generating analog tuner. I strongly suggest the Korg TM-40 Digital Metronome Tuner. If you own an Apple device like an iPhone, iPad, or iTouch you should look into purchasing the Tonal Energy App.

Note – For each year of study, additional solo repertoire will be assigned on an individual basis.


Materials for Vandal Horn Studio
(non majors)

1st Year:

Kopprasch – Sixty Studies for Horn, Book 1
Rochut/Bordogni – Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Book 1
Schantl – Grand Theoretical
Singer – Embouchure Building for French Horn
Jones – Solos for the Horn Player

2nd Year:

Shoemaker – Legato Studies for Horn
Hoss – Bach Cello Suites
Maxime-Alphonse, Book 3

3rd Year:

Gallay – 30 Studies
Thevet – Fifty exercises for horn with change of key
Hackleman – 34 Characteristic Etudes for Low Horn Playing

4th Year:

Meuller – Horn Studies Volume I
Labar – Hornplayer’s Audition Handbook
Maxime-Alphonse, Book 4


Materials for Vandal Horn Studio
(education majors)

1st Year:

Kopprasch – Sixty Studies for Horn, Book 1
Rochut/Bordogni – Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Book 1
Schantl – Grand Theoretical
Singer – Embouchure Building for French Horn
Jones – Solos for the Horn Player
Reynolds – Intonation Duets

2nd Year:

Shoemaker – Legato Studies for Horn
Hoss – Bach Cello Suites
Maxime-Alphonse, Book 3
Clarke – Technical Studies for Cornet

3rd Year:

Hackleman – 34 Characteristic Etudes for Low Horn Playing
Gallay – 30 Studies
Thevet – Fifty exercises for horn with change of key

4th Year:

Meuller – Horn Studies Volume I
Gardner – Mastering the Horn’s Low Register
Labar – Hornplayer’s Audition Handbook


Materials for Vandal Horn Studio
(performance majors)

1st Year:

Kopprasch – Sixty Studies for Horn, Book 1
Rochut/Bordogni – Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Book 1
Schantl – Grand Theoretical
Singer – Embouchure Building for French Horn
Leuba – A Study of Musical Intonation
Reynolds – Intonation Duets
Maxime-Alphonse, Book 3
Thevet – Fifty exercises for horn with change of key
Daniel Bourgue – TECHNI-COR Volume II: Staccato

2nd Year:

Shoemaker – Legato Studies for Horn
Hoss – Bach Cello Suites
Gallay – 30 Studies
Hackleman – 34 Characteristic Etudes for Low Horn Playing
Clarke – Technical Studies for Cornet
Daniel Bourgue – TECHNI-COR Volume I: Flexibilities

3rd Year:

Hackleman – 21 Characteristic Etudes for High Horn Playing
Geugel – Horn Studies
Gallay – Non-Measured Preludes
Labar – Hornplayer’s Audition Handbook
Labar – Hornists’ Opera & Ballet Handbook
Meuller – Horn Studies Volume I
Neuling – Low Horn Etudes

4th Year:

Reynolds – Forty-Eight Studies
Gardner – Mastering the Horn’s Low Register
Hill – Collected Thoughts
Rider – Real World Horn Playing
Thompson – A Horn Player’s Guide to Orchestral Repertoire
The Orchestra Musician’s CD-ROM Library Volumes 1-8

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