Undergraduate Woodwinds Audition Requirements

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Prescreen is required for all Frost School of Music applicants, and 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

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  • Prescreening & Audition

    Select a solo work and two contrasting etudes which best demonstrate your tone, range, technique, and lyric ability. The following repertoire is recommended but similar works may be substituted:

    • Etudes
      • J. Weissenborn, Fifty advanced Studies
      • L. Milde, Concert Studies, Vols. I-II
      • L. Milde, Scale Studies
    • Solos
      • Hindemith, "Sonate"
      • Mozart, Concerto in B Flat
      • Vivaldi, Concerto of your choice
      • Weber, Concerto in F
      • Saint-Saëns Sonata for bassoon and piano Gabriel Pierné, Solo de Concert 

Clarinet

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  • Prescreening & Audition

    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

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  • Prescreening

    • First movement of Mozart Concerto No. 1 in G major, KV 313, exposition only
    • Any complete work from Flute Music by French Composers, edited by Louis Moyse, published by Shirmer

  • Audition

    • First movement of Mozart Concerto No. 1 in G major, KV 313, complete with cadenza
    • Any complete work from Flute Music by French Composers, edited by Louis Moyse, published by Shirmer
    • A movement of a work by Griffes, Hindemith, Ibert, Martin, Hue, Hanson, or equivalent
    • 2 contrasting orchestral excerpts of the applicant's choice

Oboe

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  • Prescreening

    Select one or more pieces/movements of your choice that best demonstrates your level of technique and musicality. Total time to be less than 10 minutes. Do not play with piano accompaniment. 

  • Audition

    • One Fast Ferling Etude OR One Barret Grand Etude
    • One fast movement from the standard oboe recital repertoire
    • One slow movement from the standard oboe recital repertoire
    • Sight-reading and major scales may be asked

Saxophone

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  • Prescreening & Audition

    Perform one of the works listed below. The following repertoire is recommended but similar works or combinations of pieces from the standard repertoire, representing comparable difficulty, may be substituted with prior approval:

    • Creston, “Sonata”, any two movements including 2nd movement
    • Glazounov, “Concerto”
    • Heiden, “Sonata”