Undergraduate Woodwinds Audition Requirements

BASSOON | CLARINET | FLUTE | OBOE | SAXOPHONE

Bassoon

Performance majors

  • Select two or three contrasting etudes or solos or movements from a concerto or sonata which best demonstrate your tone, range, technique, and lyric ability. The following repertoire is recommended:
    • Etudes
      • J. Weissenborn, Studies,Vols. I-II
      • L. Milde, Concert Studies, Vols. I-II
      • J.B. Gambaro, 18 Studies
      • Jancourt, Studies- 26 Melodic Studies
    • Solos
      • Hindemith, “Sonate”
      • Mozart, “Concerto in B Flat”
      • Vivaldi, “Sonate” (any one)
      • Vivaldi, “Concerto” (any one)
      • Weber, “Concerto in F”

All other music majors

  • Select two or three contrasting etudes or solos or movements from a concerto or sonata which best demonstrate your tone, range, technique, and lyric ability. The following repertoire is recommended:
    • Etudes
      • J. Weissenborn, Studies, Vols. I-II
      • L. Milde, Concert Studies, Vols. I-II
      • Jancourt, Studies- 26 Melodic Studies
    • Solos
      • Hindemith, “Sonate”
      • Mozart, “Concerto in B Flat”
      • Vivaldi, “Sonate” (any one)
      • Telemann, “Sonata in F minor”

Clarinet

  • Select two or three contrasting etudes or solos (or movements from a concerto or sonata) which best demonstrate your tone, technique and lyric ability. The following repertoire is recommended but similar works may be substituted:
    • Mozart, “Concerto”
    • Weber, “1st Concerto”
    • Weber, “2nd Concerto”
    • Orchestral excerpts of your choice

Flute

A prescreening audition is required for all Flute applicants. Please upload your prescreening to SlideRoom by December 1.  

Prescreenings and On-Campus Auditions

  • Select one from each category below:
    • Griffes Poem, Ibert Concerto, Nielsen Concerto or Khachaturian Concerto
    • Either a Bach Sonata or a Mozart Concerto
  • Applicants who play piccolo should choose one movement of a Vivaldi piccolo concerto to perform.

Oboe

  • Select two or three contrasting etudes or solos or movements from a concerto or sonata which best demonstrate your technique and musicality. The following repertoire is recommended, but similar works may be substituted:
    • Etudes by Barret or Ferling.
    • Mozart- “Concerto in C, K.314”
    • Saint-Saens- “Sonata”
    • Hindemith- “Sonata”
    • Schumann- “Three Romances, op. 94”
    • Britten- “Six Metamorphoses”
    • Works from the Baroque period.

Saxophone

  • One of the following works is suggested:
    • Creston, “Sonata”, any two movements including 2nd movement.
    • Glazounov, “Concerto”
    • Heiden, “Sonata”

Other pieces or combinations of pieces from the standard repertoire, representing comparable difficulty, may be substituted with prior approval.