Bassoon Audition Requirements


Prospective students will be evaluated on their skills of tone production, intonation, musicality, lyrical playing, rhythmic accuracy, technical proficiency, sight reading, and overall musical experience. The student will be asked to perform:

1. Two or more contrasting movements from the standard solo repertoire (an etude is acceptable for one of these) that demonstrate lyrical playing and technical proficiency
2. All major scales and chromatic scale (at least two octaves, preferably full range)
3. Sight reading


*No pre-screening required for bassoon

Audition Requirements: Prospective students should prepare the following: Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B flat, KV191 - first and second movements, with cadenzas; a 20th century work from the standard solo repertoire and 2-3 standard orchestral excerpts of your choice. Applicants should also be prepared to perform major and harmonic minor scales (preferably full range), chromatic scale (preferably full range), and sight read.