KMEA Kentucky All-State Horn Etudes 2017-2018


Here are the two excerpts for French horn All-State and All-District auditions for the 2017-2018 school year!

KMEA All-State Horn Excerpt #1

This excerpt is from the ever-popular Kopprasch book – Kopprasch 18, to be precise.

Here’s a recording of the All-State excerpt at approximately quarter = 65 (the tempo recommendation is between 65 and 75).

Excerpt #1 Practice Tips

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KMEA All-State Horn Excerpt #2

This is from the John Shoemaker 'Legato Etudes for French Horn' book – a book that’s been pretty popular for auditions in Kentucky for the past few years. If you don’t have this book, it’s recently become a favorite of mine for all intermediate (and advanced) players.

Like the title suggests, this etude focuses on legato playing, so keep that in mind while you are working on it! Here’s a recording of this excerpt played at the given tempo marking of quarter = 120.

Excerpt #2 Practice Tips

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Need Some Additional Help?

I am available for additional help, either for individuals or for small groups of horn players.

For details, please see my French horn lessons page. Note that I can do in-person lessons if you’re near Louisville, or online lessons (via Skype) if you’re farther away.

You can also email me or leave a comment below if you have any questions on these etudes that can be answered via text, and I’ll be happy to help!