Graduate Woodwinds Audition Requirements

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BASSOON | CLARINET | FLUTE | OBOE | SAXOPHONE | MULTIPLE WOODWINDS
Accompaniment is not required for recorded or live auditions. 

Bassoon

Applicants to all degrees

  • Contrasting solos of the candidate’s choice
  • Orchestral excerpts
    • Ravel- Bolero
    • Mozart- Marriage of Figaro Overture
    • Rimsky Korsakov- Scheherazade
    • Stravinsky- Rite of Spring

Clarinet

Applicants to the Master of Music and Artist Diploma

  • Mozart Concerto
  • One complete piece of your choice from the Classical or Romantic periods
  • One contemporary piece of your choice
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice

Applicants to the Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Mozart Concerto
  • One complete piece of your choice from the Classical or Romantic periods
  • One contemporary piece of your choice
  • Either the Copland or Nielsen Concerto
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice

Flute

All graduate candidates in flute performance are required to upload a prescreen audition to SlideRoom by December 1

Prescreening

  • First movement of Mozart Concerto No, 1 in G major, KV 313 OR No. 2 in D major, KV 314, exposition only
  • A selection from the solo literature by Copland, Dutilleux, Ibert, Jolivet, Liebermann, Martin, Martinu, Nielsen, Prokofiev, Schubert, or equivalent
  • 3 orchestral excerpts of the applicants choosing

Live Audition

  • One of the seven sonatas by J.S. Bach, complete
  • Mozart Concerto No, 1 in G major, KV 313 OR No. 2 in D major, KV 314, complete work
  • A selection from the solo literature by Copland, Dutilleux, Ibert, Jolivet, Liebermann, Martin, Martinu, Nielsen, Prokofiev, Schubert, or equivalent
  • A contemporary solo work demonstrating fluency with extended techniques
  • 3 orchestral excerpts from the list below
  •     Brahms: Symphony No. 4
  •     Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
  •     Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe
  •     Mendelssohn: Scherzo from MidSummer's Night Dream
  •     Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
  •     Rossini: William Tell Overture
  •     Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Oboe

Applicants to the Master of Music

  • Mozart- Oboe Concerto in C, K.314
  • One of the following:
    • Saint-Saens- Oboe Sonata, Opus 166 (movements 1 and 3)
    • Schumann- Three Romances, Opus 94 (movements 1 and 2)
  • The following orchestral excerpts:
    • Brahms- Violin Concerto (2nd movement, Solo)
    • Rossini- Overture, The Silken Ladder (Fast Solo)
    • Ravel- Le Tombeau de Couperin (3rd movement, Opening Solo)

Applicants to the Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Mozart- Oboe Concerto in C, K.314
  • One of the following:
    • Britten- Six Metamorphosis After Ovid (select 3 movements)
    • Vaughan Williams- Oboe Concerto (1st movement)
  • The following orchestral excerpts:
    • Brahms- Violin Concerto (2nd movement, Solo)
    • Rossini- Overture, The Silken Ladder (Fast Solo)
    • Ravel- Le Tombeau de Couperin (3rd movement, Opening Solo)

Applicants to the Artist Diploma

  • Mozart- Oboe Concerto in C, K.314
  • One of the following:
    • Poulenc- Oboe Sonata (2nd movement)
    • Hindemith- Oboe Sonata (2nd movement)
  • The following orchestral excerpts:
    • Brahms- Violin Concerto (2nd movement, Solo)
    • Rossini- Overture, The Silken Ladder (Fast Solo)
    • Ravel- Le Tombeau de Couperin (3rd movement, Opening Solo)

Saxophone

A list of suggested repertoire to perform for Graduate Saxophone auditions can be found by clicking here.

For questions regarding Classical Saxophone auditions, please contact Professor Dale Underwood.

Multiple Woodwinds

Applicants to the Master of Music

For Principal Instrument
  • Flute- Mozart, Concerto in G, K.313
  • Oboe- Mozart, Concerto in C, K.314
  • Clarinet- Mozart, Concerto in A, K.622
  • Bassoon- Mozart, Concerto in B-flat, K.191
  • Saxophone- Glazunov, Concerto for Alto Saxophone
For all chosen Secondary Instruments
  • A movement from the standard solo repertoire of each instrument that represents the applicant’s level of performance.

Applicants to the Doctor of Musical Arts

For Principal Instrument
  • Flute- Mozart, Concerto in G, K.313
  • Oboe- Mozart, Concerto in C, K.314
  • Clarinet- Mozart, Concerto in A, K.622
  • Bassoon- Mozart, Concerto in B-flat, K.191
  • Saxophone- Glazunov, Concerto for Alto Saxophone
For all chosen Secondary Instruments
  • Two contrasting movements from the standard solo repertoire of each instrument that represents the applicant’s level of performance.