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Winds & Brass

Woodwinds & Brass Audition Requirements

For those seeking degrees in:

Bachelor of Music in Performance (any wind or brass instrument emphasis area)
Bachelor of Music in Music Education with an Instrumental emphasis
Bachelor of Arts in Music


Woodwinds

Sight reading may be asked during all woodwind auditions.  Accompaniment for solos and/or etudes is welcome, but not required.

Flute

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Two Octave Major Scales
  • Etude or Solo representative of student’s current musical and technical development.
    Recommended etudes: Voxman, Selected Studies for Flute

Oboe

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Two Octave Major Scales
  • Etude or Solo representative of student’s current musical and technical development.
    Recommended etudes: Gekeler, Method for Oboe

Clarinet

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Two Octave Major Scales
  • Etude or Solo representative of student’s current musical and technical development.
    Recommended etudes: Rose, 32 Etudes

Saxophone

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Two Octave Major Scales
  • Etude or Solo representative of student’s current musical and technical development.
    Recommended etudes: Ferling, 48 Studies

Bassoon

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Two Octave Major Scales
  • Etude or Solo representative of student’s current musical and technical development.
    Recommended etudes: Voxman, Advanced Method for Bassoon

Brass

Sight reading may be asked during all brass auditions.  Accompaniment for solos and/or etudes is welcome, but not required

Trumpet

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Two Octave Major Scales
  • Etude or Solo representative of student’s current musical and technical development.
    Recommended etudes: Small, 27 Melodious and Rhythmical Exercises

French Horn

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Two Octave Major Scales
  • Etude or Solo representative of student’s current musical and technical development.
    Recommended etudes: Pottag, Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work

Trombone

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Two Octave Major Scales
  • Etude or Solo representative of student’s current musical and technical development.
    Recommended etudes: Bordogni/Rochut, Melodious Etudes for Trombone

Baritone

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Two Octave Major Scales
  • Etude or Solo representative of student’s current musical and technical development.
    Recommended etudes:
    Treble Clef - Voxman, Selected Studies for Cornet or Trumpet
    Bass Clef -  Voxman, Selected Studies for Baritone

Tuba

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Two Octave Major Scales
  • Etude or Solo representative of student’s current musical and technical development.
    Recommended etudes: Bordogni/Roberts, 43 Bel Canto Studies
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