Woodwinds header.pngFlute

  • All major scales, two octaves; all harmonic or melodic minor scales, two octaves chromatic scale in full range of the instrument
  • One or two solo works showing contrast, tonal and technical skill
  • Sight reading required
  • Etudes optional

Oboe

  • All major and minor scales (any form); chromatic scale in full range of the instrument
  • Any solo work, concerto, or sonata from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or 20th Century era
  • Sight reading required.

    It is not necessary to perform an entire work, but the selection should show both technical and expressive abilities. Memorization is not necessary on prepared piece.

Clarinet

  • Chromatic scale through range of instrument
  • All major and melodic minor scales
    (E, f, f-sharp, g scales three octaves, all others two octaves)
  • One or more selections (entire piece need not be performed) that demonstrate to best advantage your proficiency in all aspects of clarinet performance
  • Sight reading required
  • Students must audition on B-flat or A soprano clarinet.

    Be sure the selection(s) demonstrate both technical and expressive playing, and include examples of articulation, legato playing, and high notes (examples: concertos by Weber, Stamitz, or Mozart; both a fast and a slow selection from Rose 32 Etudes). Memorization not necessary on prepared piece.

Saxophone

  • Major, minor, and chromatic scales in full range of the instrument
  • One prepared piece of your choice
  • Sight reading require
  • Jazz improvisation optional

Bassoon

  • All major and melodic minor scales, two or three octaves; chromatic scale, full range
  • A prepared solo and/or etude that demonstrates ability
  • Sight reading required
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