All major scales (two octaves each)
Etude (e.g. Weissenborn)
Prepared solo - present contrasting styles (e.g. fast, tongued, & energetic vs. slow, slurred, & lyrical). Choose from the standard repertoire such as Telemann, Fasch, Galliard, Mozart, or Weber.
Senaille: Allegro Spiritoso; Southern – Originally for violin, the tune's contagious!
Rathaus: Polichinelle; Belwin – Energetic dance, sounds impressive.
Jacob: Four Sketches; Emerson – Very attractive vignettes, esp. "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Dinosaur!"
Galliard: Sonatas I-VI (2 vols.); International – Nos. III and V are very good.
Weissenborn: Capriccio; Carl Fischer – This one's dandy.
Telemann: Sonata in F Minor; Amadeus – Very effective Baroque music, 2nd movement works alone.
Phillips: Concert Piece; Carl Fischer – Snazzy conservative 20th-century idiom.
Kozeluh: Concerto; Elkan-Vogel – A decent 18th-century concerto, 3rd movement is exciting!
Elgar: Romance; Novello – The bassoonist's Brahms! For good musicians.
Schickele: Summer Serenade; Presser – What a neat piece!
Mozart: Concerto, K. 191; Hofmeister – Stick to the third movement your first time around with this piece!
Pierne: Solo de Concert; Kalmus – Romantic and powerful, needs a good accompanist.
Grovlez: Sicilienne et Allegro Giocoso; Leduc – One of the best-sounding Conservatoire pieces.
Weber: Ungarische Fantasie; Universal Ed. – A rip-snorter!
Tansman: Sonatine; Leduc – For the best musicians.
For graduate auditions, if you have questions, please contact Dr. David Pierce.