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Department of Music

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Freshman, Junior-Level, and Transfer
Instrumental Audition Requirements

 

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion

Listed below are suggested pieces for scholarship auditions for orchestral wind instruments and percussion. You may choose pieces similar to those on this list, or may also use the All-State etudes for your instrument. Be prepared to play standard scales and demonstrate sight-reading ability.

Flute
Freshman:
One Baroque sonata from the following:

Sonatas in g minor, G major, C major, or F major - G.F. Handel

Sonata in F major - Teleman

Sonatas in Eb major, C major - J.S. Bach

or: Allegro Maestoso - W.A. Mozart

or: Any piece from Flute Music by French Composers - ed. Moyse

One study from Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 1 - ed. Cavally

Junior Transfer:
One study from Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 2 - ed. Cavally

A piece from the following:

Sonatas in e minor, E major, or b minor - J.S. Bach

A minor Partita
- J.S. Bach

Concerto in G major
- W.A. Mozart

Sonata
- Poulenc

Sonatina
- Burton

Cantabile et Presto
- Enesco

Sonata
- Hindemith

Oboe
Freshman:
Concerto in g minor
- Handel

Sonata in b minor
- Handel

Concerto
- Haydn

Sonata
- Hindemith

Any two contrasting etudes from the Barret Oboe Method

Junior Transfer:
Concerto
- Mozart

Concerto
- Strauss

Sonata
- Hindemith

Romances - Schumann

Any two contrasting etudes from the 48 etudes by Ferling

Clarinet
Freshman:
Concertino
- Weber

Concertino
- Tartini

Concerto in Bb
- Stamitz

Five Bagatelles
- Finzi

Any two contrasting etudes from the 32 studies by Rose

Junior Transfer:
Concerto
- Mozart

Sonata
- Brahms (Eb or f minor)

Sonata
- Saint Saens

Fantasy Pieces
- Schumann

Any etude from Etudes Techniques et Melodies - Jean

Saxophone
Freshman:
Aria
- Bozza

Chanson et Passpied
- Rueff

Sonata
- Eccles

Sonata No. 4
- J.S. Bach

Sonata
- Hindemith

Any two contrasting etudes from the 24 Rhythmic Etudes by Small

Junior Transfer:
Concerto
- Glazonouv

Tableaux de Provence
- Maurice

Sonata
- Fasch

Concertino da Camera
- Ibert

Any two contrasting etudes from 48 Etudes by Ferling

Bassoon
Freshman:
Sonata No. 3 or No. 5 - Galliard
Any two contrasting etudes from Weissenborn Op. 8 nr.2

Junior Transfer:
Sonata
- Hindemith

Concertpiece
- Pierne

Premier Rhapsody
- Bourdeau

Any two contrasting Etudes from Milde Etudes, Op. 24

Horn
Freshman:
Concert No. 3, Mvt. 1
- W.A. Mozart

Concerto No. 1
- Strauss

Contrasting studies from Etude Book 1 - Kopprasch
or Etude #19 from Progressive and Melodious Etudes (Pottag-Andraud)

Junior Transfer:
Concerto No. 2
- W.A. Mozart

Sonata
- Hindemith

Concerto
- Strauss

Etudes by Gallay

Trumpet
Freshman:
Andante and Allegro
- Ropartz

Theme and Variations
- Arban
Any two contrasting etudes from the Brandt Etudes and/or

Arban Characteristic Studies

Junior Transfer:
Concerto
- Haydn

Concerto
- Hummel

Sonata
- Hindemith

Any two contrasting etudes from Charlier Etudes

Trombone
Freshmen:
40 Progressive Studies for Trombone - Tyrell
Melodious Etudes - Bordogni/Rochut
Morceau Symphonique - Guilmant
Sonata for Bassoon - Telemann
Any of the 6 Sonatas by Galliard

Junior Transfer:
Melodious Etudes, Volumes 1 and 2 - Rochut
60 Studies, Volume 1 - Kopprasch
Cavatine - Saint-Saëns
Concertino - David
Concerto - Grondahl

Euphonium
Freshman:
40 Progressive Studies for Trombone - Tyrell
Melodious Etudes - Bordogni/Rochut
Rhapsody for Euphonium - James Curnow
Introduction and Dance - Barat

Junior Transfer:
Melodious Etudes, Volumes 1 and 2 - Rochut
66 Studies - Slama
Fantasia - Gordon Jacob
Lyric Suite - White
Concerto - Horovitz

Tuba
Freshman:
40 Progressive Studies for Tuba - Tyrell
Bel Canto Studies - Bordogni
Beelzebub - Catozzi
Air and Bouree - Bach/Bell

Junior Transfer:
70 Studies, Volume 1 and 2 - Blazevitch
Bel Canto Studies - Bordogni
Concerto in One Movement - Lebedev
Concerto - Vaughn Williams
Sonata - Hindemith

Percussion Be prepared to demonstrate proficiency in timpani, keyboard (marimba, xylophone, and/or vibraphone), and at least one of the following areas: snare drum, multiple percussion.

Freshman:
2 etudes from Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist - Whaley

2 etudes from Portraits in Rhythm - Anthony J. Crone

2 etudes from Modern School for the Marimba, Xylophone and Vibraphone - Goldenberg

Junior Transfer: A solo of your choice for each area