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

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

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.