Graduate Woodwinds Audition Requirements

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BASSOON | CLARINET | FLUTE | OBOE | SAXOPHONE | MULTIPLE WOODWINDS

Unless specified, prescreen requirements are the same as listed below. 

Woodwind applicants may include piano accompaniment on their prescreen/recorded audition videos. However, it is not required nor will it be included at the live audition. 

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 all degrees

  • Mozart- Oboe Concerto in C, K.314 (complete 1st movement, no cadenza)
  • One of the following:
    • Vaughn Williams-Concerto (complete 1st movement)
    • Britten-Six Metamorphoses (Pan, Phaeton, Bacchus)
  • The following orchestral excerpts:
    • Brahms- Violin Concerto (2nd movement)
    • Rossini- Overture, La Scala di Seta (Fast and Slow Solos)
    • Ravel- Le Tombeau de Couperin (3rd movement)

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

All Masters applicants to Multiple Woodwinds must audition on three instruments.

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

All Doctoral applicants to Multiple Woodwinds must audition on three instruments, one of which must be a double reed.

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.