Audition Requirements - Woodwinds

All auditions for string instruments include playing scales and sight-reading in addition to performing the music selections listed below.

Flute

Choose two selections of contrasting styles, one should demonstrate technical facility and the other should demonstrate beauty of tone. The compositions listed below are suggestions, and repertoire of equal or more advanced difficulty may be substituted.

  • One or more movements of a standard concerto (e.g., Mozart, Ibert, Quantz)
  • One or more movements of a standard sonata (e.g., Polenc, Prokofiev, Hindemith, Bach, Handel)
  • Fantasie by Faure, Concertino by Chaminade, Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise by Doppler, and Sonatine by Dutilleux
  • Etudes by Donjon, Berbiguer, or Anderson (Op. 15)

Oboe

Choose two selections of contrasting styles, one should demonstrate technical facility and the other should demonstrate beauty of tone. The compositions listed below are suggestions, and repertoire of equal or more advanced difficulty may be substituted.

  • One or more movements of a standard concerto (e.g., Albinoni, Marcello, Haydn)
  • One or more movements of a standard sonata (e.g., Handel, Telemann, Hindemith)
  • An aria from a Bach cantata, or two movements from 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid by Britten
  • Etudes by Barret or Ferling

Clarinet

Choose two selections of contrasting styles, one should demonstrate technical facility and the other should demonstrate beauty of tone. The compositions listed below are suggestions, and repertoire of equal or more advanced difficulty may be substituted.

  • Concerti by Mozart, Stamitz, Weber, Krommer, MercadanteSonatas by Saint-Saens, Brahms, Poulenc, Bernstein
  • Sonatina by Arnold
  • Introduction, Theme and Variations by Rossini
  • Grand Duo Concertant by Weber
  • Solos de Concours by Messager, Rabaud, Coquard
  • Etudes by Cavallini (30 Caprices), Hite, Jeanjean (18 Etudes Modernes)

Saxophone

Choose two selections of contrasting styles, one should demonstrate technical facility and the other should demonstrate beauty of tone. The compositions listed below are suggestions, and repertoire of equal or more advanced difficulty may be substituted.

  • Sonata by Creston, Tableaux de Provence by Maurice, Chanson et Passpied by Rueff, Concerto by Glazunov (excerpts), Improvisation et Caprice by Bozza, Sonata by B. Heiden, Scaramouche by Milhaud
  • Etudes by Hite, Voxman, Berbiguier, Ferling

Bassoon

Choose two selections of contrasting styles, one should demonstrate technical facility and the other should demonstrate beauty of tone. The compositions listed below are suggestions, and repertoire of equal or more advanced difficulty may be substituted.

  • Weber Concerto, op 75
  • Vivaldi Concerto (any)
  • Galliard Sonatas
  • Telemann Sonata
  • Hindemith Sonata
  • Weissenborn "50 Advanced Studies"
  • Milde Etudes

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