Conservatory of Music

Woodwind audition guidelines

Flute

Audition date: Feb. 2

You may bring your own piano accompaniment or use an instrumentalist provided by Lynn University.

Repertoire

Undergraduate

  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)

Graduate

  1. Complete J.S. Bach Sonata or Partita
  2. Complete Mozart Concerto
  3. Two complete works of contrasting periods and styles (excluding J.S. Bach) from standard repertoire
  4. The following orchestral excerpts:
    • Beethoven: Leonore Overture (solos from beginning and in Allegro section)
    • Brahms: 4th Symphony last movement solo
    • Debussy: Afternoon of a Faun
    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night Dream Scherzo solo
    • Prokofiev: Classical Symphony 2nd and 4th movements

Oboe

Audition dates: Feb. 9, 10

Repertoire

Undergraduate

  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 repertoire

Graduate

  1. Two contrasting selections from the Barret Method for Oboe or Ferling 48 Famous Studies
  2. Two contrasting movements from any sonata or concerto from the standard repertory
  3. Mozart: Concerto, 1st mvt. exposition
  4. One Silvestrini etude and/or a contemporary work of your choice
  5. Five standard orchestral excerpts (must include Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin)

Clarinet

Audition dates: Feb. 9, 10, 16, 17, 24

Repertoire

Undergraduate

Concerto

Choose one:

  • Mozart Concerto, mvt. 1
  • 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 (mvt. 2 and 3 only)

Etude

  • Two contrasting etudes from the Rose 32 Etudes

Excerpts

Choose two:

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

Graduate

Solo

Choose one work from each list:

  • Mozart Concerto, mvt. 1 exposition or Brahms Sonata, mvt. 1
  • Nielson Concerto: opening through the end of the first cadenza and No. 30–33 or Copland Concerto: opening through the end of the cadenza

Contemporary solo literature

Choose one:

  • For an Actor: Monologue for Clarinet (in A): Shulamit Ran (opening to the end of second line on page 6)
  • Sequenza IX a per clarinetto solo: Luciano Berio (letter F–M)
  • Dancing Solo: Libby Larsen (choose two movements)
  • Flammes: Komives (choose two etudes)
  • Prelude:  Pendercki (entire work)
  • Gra: Carter (entire work)
  • Hommages: Kovacs (DeFalla) or (Weber)
  • Sonatina for Clarinet Solo: Rozsa (Mvt. 1)
  • A Set for Clarinet: Martino (choose one movement)

Orchestral excerpts 

Choose five

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Mvt. 1–solo at the end of the movement)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (Minuet and Trio—do not take the repeat)
  • Kodaly: Dances of Galanta (solo on the first page)
  • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Opening through the end of the trills—dotted quarter = 84)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol; mvt. 1 (both solos) and mvt. 3 (solo)
  • Stravinsky: The Firebird: (Variation de l’oiseau de feu)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9, mvt. 2 (opening solo)

Bassoon

Audition dates: Feb. 9, 10, 16, 17, 24

Repertoire

Undergraduate

  1. Two contrasting etudes from Milde: Concert Studies and Weissenborn: Fifty Advanced Studies
  2. Two contrasting movements from a sonata or concerto from the standard repertoire
  3. Three contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice

Graduate

  1. Two contrasting etudes from the following:
    • Milde: Fifty Concert Studies
    • Orefici: Bravoura Studies
    • Piard: Characteristic Studies
    • Pivonka: Rhythmical Etudes
  2. One complete concerto from the standard repertoire
  3. One movement from a contemporary work
  4. Orchestral excerpts:
    • Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (last mvt.)
    • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro (Beginning–Letter A). Pick-up to measure 102–Letter D (please count all rests)
    • Ravel: Bolero
    • Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (both keys)
    • Three additional standard excerpts
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