Incoming Music Major: Woodwind Audition Information


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Will there be sight reading? No

Will there be scales? No

How much music should be prepared? 2 contrasting selections (may be from the same piece)

How different should the selections be? Choose selections that demonstrate both lyrical and technical ability

Listed below are examples of musical selections to prepare. These are suggestions only—performers may choose other similar repertoire if they wish


  • Gabriel Fauré: Fantasie
  • Cécile Chaminade: Concertino
  • Francis Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano


  • Benjamin Britten: 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Oboe Sonata
  • Robert Schumann: Three Romances for Oboe and Piano
  • Jan Kolliwoda: Morceau de Salon
  • Franz Ferling: Etudes


  • André Messager: Solo de concours
  • Giacomo Rossini: Introduction, Theme and Variations
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino


  • Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche
  • Paule Maurice: Tableaux de Provence
  • Eugene Bozza: Improvisation et Caprice


  • Eugène Bourdeau: Premier Solo
  • Paul Hindemith: Bassoon Sonata
  • Antonio Vivaldi: one of 39 Bassoon Concerti