Undergraduate Woodwinds Auditions

Students with woodwindsFlute 

  • Mozart: Concerto in G Major, K. 313 or Concerto in D Major, K. 314 (first movement only)
  • A contrasting work (or two movements if a multi-movement work is chosen) from the standard solo repertoire
  • Orchestral Excerpt Spirit Dance from Menuet and Spirit Dance from Orpheus by Gluck (click here)
  • Major Scales over 2 octaves and C Major and chromatic scale over 3 octaves. 
  • Sight Reading

Repertoire questions? Email Prof. Angela Jones-Reus.

 

Oboe 

  • Slow aria/cantata by J.S. Bach
  • One movement of a sonata or concerto of your choice
  • Fast etude by Ferling/Barret (performance majors only)
  • Scales:
    ◦  Major Scales, minimum of two octaves
    ◦  Chromatic Scale, low Bb to High F

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. Reid Messich.

 

Bassoon 

  • One movement from a concerto or sonata of your choice
  • One contrasting étude from the L. Milde Concert Studies or the J. Weissenborn 50 Advanced Studies
  • Scales:
    ◦  All major scales and arpeggios
    ◦  Three octave chromatic scale beginning on Bb
  • Sight-reading may be required

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. Amy Pollard.

 

Saxophone 

  • At least two movements of a multi-movement work from the standard saxophone literature, or a larger one movement work, such as Glazounov Concerto
  • Two contrasting etudes, such as Ferling, Karg-Elert or Voxman
  • All major scales, full range of the horn
  • Sight-reading

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. Connie Frigo.

 

Clarinet 

  • Two contrasting solos/etudes:
    ◦  One demonstrating lyrical-expressive capabilities
    ◦  One demonstrating technical skill 
  • Scales:
    ◦  All major scales and arpeggios (from memory)
    ◦  Chromatic scale 
  • Sight-reading (moderate difficulty)

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. D. Ray McClellan.

 

Admissions questions? Email Music Admissions.