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Woodwind Audition Requirements

Flute

Undergraduate (BM): Proficiency in all major and minor scales (2-1/2 or 3 octaves), a technical etude, and a solo piece - preferably a movement from a sonata, concerto or a work of similar difficulty.

Graduate (MM): A technical etude and an entire sonata or concerto. Orchestral Studies applicants must also present at least five standard excerpts.

Performance Diploma: Three major works, including a complete sonata or concerto. At least two stylistic periods must be represented.

Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies: Five standard excerpts of the applicant’s choice, one etude, and a complete sonata or concerto

Oboe

Undergraduate (BM): Proficiency in all major and minor scales, 2-1/2 or 3 octaves; a technical etude; a solo piece, preferably a movement from a sonata, concerto or a work of similar difficulty.

Graduate (MM): A technical etude; an entire sonata or concerto. Orchestral Studies applicants must also present at least five standard excerpts.

Performance Diploma: Three major works, including a complete sonata or concerto. At least two stylistic periods must be represented.

Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies: Five standard excerpts of the applicant’s choice, one etude, and a complete sonata or concerto.

Clarinet

Undergraduate (BM): Proficiency in all major and minor scales (2-1/2 or 3 octaves), one phrasing etude, and one articulation etude (e.g. Rose 40 Studies, Nos. 13 and 11); one of the following solo works: Mozart Concerto, Mvt. 1, Weber Concertino, Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie, a Brahms Sonata, or a work of similar difficulty.

Graduate (MM): In addition to the above, prepare Cavallini and Rose Etudes demonstrating phrasing and articulation abilities. Orchestral Studies applicants must also present at least Five standard excerpts.

Performance Diploma: Three major works, including a complete sonata or concerto. At least two stylistic periods must be represented.

Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies: Five standard excerpts of the applicant’s choice, one etude, and a complete sonata or concerto.

Bassoon

Undergraduate (BM): Proficiency in all major and minor scales (2-1/2 or 3 octaves), a technical etude, and a solo piece - preferably a movement from a sonata, concerto or a work of similar difficulty.

Graduate (MM): A technical etude and an entire sonata or concerto. Orchestral Studies applicants must also present at least five standard excerpts.

Performance Diploma: Three major works, including a complete sonata or concerto. At least two stylistic periods must be represented.

Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies: Five standard excerpts of the applicant’s choice, one etude, and a complete sonata or concerto.

Saxophone

Undergraduate (BM): Proficiency in all major and minor scales (2-1/2 or 3 octaves), a technical etude,and a classical solo piece - preferably a movement from a sonata, concerto or a work of similar difficulty.

Graduate (MM): Proficiency in all major and minor scales (2-1/2 or 3 octaves), two technical etudes, and a full sonata, concerto, or work of similar difficulty.