Woodwind Applicants: Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone

The University of Miami Frost School of Music has an outstanding woodwind program and world-class faculty on every instrument. We look forward to meeting you at your audition.

Accompaniment is not required for recorded or live auditions.

Bassoon:


Select two or three contrasting etudes or solos or movements from a concerto or sonata which best demonstrate your tone, range, technique, and lyric ability.

The following repertoire is recommended:

Performance majors:
    •  Etudes: J. Weissenborn, Studies,Vols. I-II; L. Milde, Concert Studies, Vols. I-II; J.B. Gambaro, 18 Studies; or Jancourt, Studies- 26 Melodic Studies.
    •  Solos: Hindemith, “Sonate”; Mozart, “Concerto in B Flat”; Vivaldi, “Sonate” (any one); Vivaldi, “Concerto” (any one); Weber, “Concerto in F”.

All other majors:
    •  Etudes: J. Weissenborn, Studies, Vols. I-II; L. Milde, Concert Studies, Vols. I-II; Jancourt, Studies- 26 Melodic Studies.
    •  Solos: Hindemith, “Sonate”; Mozart, “Concerto in B Flat”; Vivaldi, “Sonate” (any one); or Telemann, “Sonata in F minor”.

Clarinet:


Select two or three contrasting etudes or solos (or movements from a concerto or sonata) which best demonstrate your tone, technique and lyric ability.

The following repertoire is recommended but similar works may be substituted:

    •  Mozart, “Concerto”
    •  Weber, “1st Concerto”
    •  Weber, “2nd Concerto”
    •  Orchestral excerpts of your choice

Flute:


Select one from each category below:

    •  Griffes Poem, Ibert Concerto, Nielsen Concerto or Khachaturian Concerto

    •  Either a Bach Sonata or a Mozart Concerto

Applicants who play piccolo should choose one movement of a Vivaldi piccolo concerto to perform.

Oboe:


Select two or three contrasting etudes or solos or movements from a concerto or sonata which best demonstrate your technique and musicality.

The following repertoire is recommended, but similar works may be substituted:

    •  Etudes by Barret or Ferling.

    •  Mozart- “Concerto in C, K.314”; Saint-Saens- “Sonata”; Hindemith- “Sonata”; Schumann- “Three Romances, op. 94”; Britten- “Six Metamorphoses”; Works from the Baroque period.

Saxophone:


One of the following works is suggested:
    •  Creston, “Sonata”, any two movements including 2nd movement.
    •  Glazounov, “Concerto”
    •  Heiden, “Sonata”

Other pieces or combinations of pieces from the standard repertoire, representing comparable difficulty, may be substituted with prior approval.