Undergraduate Woodwinds Audition Requirements

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BASSOON | CLARINET | FLUTE | OBOE | SAXOPHONE

Unless specified, prescreening 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

Select a solo work and two contrasting etudes which best demonstrate your tone, range, technique, and lyric ability. The following repertoire is recommended but not required

  • 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

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

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

On-Campus Auditions

  • 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

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”

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.