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Woodwinds

Woodwind Audition Information

Flute:

  • A three octave chromatic scale in triplets, slurred.
  • All Major scales in 2 octaves; C major in 3 octaves.
  • Two (2) contrasting movements of a piece demonstrating fast playing, slow playing, and articulation abilities. These works should be in different historical styles (e.g.: a slow movement of a Bach Sonata, and a fast movement of a Mozart Concerto. A piece from the solo flute repertoire, such as the Claude Debussy "Syrinx," is also acceptable). 
  • Sightreading

Oboe:

  • Chromatic scale covering the practical range of the instrument, in triplets, slurred
  • All major scales in 2 octaves
  • Two (2) contrasting solos or movements from a Sonata or Concerto
  • Sightreading

Clarinet:

  • Major scales up to 4 sharps and 4 flats and melodic minor scales up to 2 sharps and 2 flats; two octaves except E, F, and G, which should be 3 octaves.
  • Chromatic scale from low E to high E. 
  • Two contrasting solos or concerto or sonata movements (e.g. Concertos by Mozart, Stamitz, Weber), or one solo and one study from either Rose 32 or 40 Studies.
  • Sightreading

Bassoon:

  • Chromatic scale covering the practical range of the instrument, in triplets, slurred.
  • All major scales in 2 octaves.
  • Two (2) contrasting solos or movements from a Sonata or Concerto
  • Sightreading

Alto Saxophone:

  • Chromatic scale covering the practical range of the instrument, in triplets, slurred.
  • All major scales in 2 octaves
  • Two (2) contrasting solos or movements (e.g. Eccles: Sonata; Handel: Sonata; Dressel: Bagatatellen; Jacobi: Sonata; Lunde: Sonata)
  • Sightreading

Tenor Saxophone:

  • Chromatic scale covering the practical range of the instrument, in triplets, slurred.
  • All major scales in 2 octaves
  • Two (2) contrasting solos or movements (e.g. Vivaldi: Sonata in g minor; Porpora: Sinfonia; Caravan: Quiet Time; Schmidt: Sonatina; Burkholder: Sonata.
  • Sightreading