Undergraduate woodwind audition guidelines


  1. Complete J.S. Bach Sonata or Partita.
  2. Complete Mozart Concerto.
  3. Complete Sonata or Concerto from the 20th century standard repertoire.
  4. The following orchestral excerpts:
    • Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night Dream Scherzo solo.
    • Debussy, Afternoon of a Faun.
    • Beethoven, Leonore Overture (solos from beginning and in Allegro section).


  1. Two contrasting selections from the Barret Method for Oboe or Ferling 48 Famous Studies.
  2. Two contrasting movements from a sonata or concerto from the standard repertory.



Choose one:

  • Mozart Concerto, first movement
  • Weber Concerto (either) and the Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie (or other French concours solo)
Unaccompanied Work

Choose one:

  • Rhapsody for Clarinet, Willson Osborne.
  • Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet, Igor Stravinsky (movements 2 and 3 only).

Two contrasting etudes from the Rose 32 Etudes.


Choose two:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Movement 1—solo at the end of the movement and Movement 2—long solo).
  • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Opening through the end of the trills—dotted quarter = 76 to 84).
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol (Movement 1 - both solos) and (Movement 3 - solo).


  1. Two contrasting etudes from:
  • Milde: Fifty Concert Studies
  • Weissenborn: Fifty Advanced Studies
  1. Two contrasting movements from a sonata or concerto from the standard repertoire.
  2. Three contrasting orchestral excerpts of applicant’s choice.

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