All students should prepare at least one solo or two etudes for the audition. The work(s) should encompass a minimum of two contrasting styles of performance (such as slow/lyrical, fast/technical, articulated.)
Accompaniment is desirable but optional.
The following compositions are representative of solo repertoire appropriate for the audition. However, solos or etudes of comparable difficulty are also acceptable. Please call if you have any questions regarding appropriate audition repertoire.
Albinoni, T. – Concerto (any)
Britten, B. – Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
Cimarosa, D. - Concerto
Debussy, C. - Premiere Rhapsodie
Handel, G. F. – Sonata or Concerto (any)
Haydn, F. J. – Concerto in C Major
Hindemith, P. - Sonate
Hummel – Adagio and Variations
Marcello, B. – Concerto
Mozart, W. A. – Concerto in C Major, Quartet for Oboe and Strings
Poulenc, F. - Sonate
Schumann, R.- Three Romances
St. Saens, C. - Sonate
Telemann, G. P. – Sonata in A Minor
A short work will be selected for sight-reading at the audition
Major Scales: All major scales, articulated and slurred
2 octave minimum for C and D major. 1 octave minimum for all remaining keys.
Bachelor of Music - Performance, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Arts)
Melodic Minor Scales: All melodic minor scales, articulated and slurred, 1 octave minimum for all keys.
Bachelor of Music - Performance. Highly recommended for all degrees programs)
Chromatic Scale: Ascending and Descending from low C through high E
Auditions normally last about 20 to 30 minutes, including a short interview. Because openings and scholarships are limited, auditioning as early as possible is recommended.
For graduate auditions, or if you have questions, please contact Professor Kristin Reynolds.