Audition Requirements - Woodwinds

School of Music – Instrument Requirements

WOODWINDS

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FLUTE

  1. Repertoire
    • Two contrasting pieces, which could include single movements from the standard sonata or concerto literature or movements/pieces at approximately the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Grade 8 level or higher or National Flute Association graded repertoire level G or higher.
      • For reference, the RCM syllabus is available online
      • The NFA repertoire guide is available online
    • Of these two selections, at least one must include piano
    • One étude of your choice
  2. Technical Requirements
    • Minimum tempo: quarter-note = 80, performed in eighth notes
      • All major scales, two octaves
      • All minor (harmonic and melodic) scales, two octaves
      • Chromatic scale from low C (C4) to high B natural (B6)
  3. Sight Reading

OBOE

  1. Repertoire
      • Two contrasting movements of any baroque sonata or concerto (i.e. Albinoni, Telemann, Handel, Marcello or Vivaldi.)
      • Another work from a period other than the Baroque that shows your playing to the best advantage. Some examples include first movement of the Hindemith Sonata or one of the Schumann Romances.
  2. Technical Requirements
    • Minimum tempo: quarter-note = 80, performed in eighth notes
      • All major scales, two octaves where possible (within the expected range)
      • All harmonic and melodic minor scales, two octaves where possible (within the expected range)
      • Chromatic scale, two octaves, beginning on any note.
        • Expected range: to high D only.
  3. Sight Reading

CLARINET

  1. Repertoire
    • Two contrasting pieces, which could include single movements from the standard sonata or concerto literature or movements/pieces at approximately the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Grade 8 level or higher
      • For reference, the RCM syllabus is available online
      • Of these two selections, at least one must include piano
      • One étude of your choice
  2. Technical Requirements
    • Minimum tempo: quarter-note = 80, performed in eighth notes
      • All major scales, two octaves
      • All minor (harmonic and melodic) scales, two octaves
      • Chromatic scale beginning on low E, 3 octaves
  3. Sight Reading

ALTO SAXOPHONE

      1. Repertoire
          • Two contrasting pieces, which could include single movements from the standard sonata or concerto literature or movements/pieces at approximately the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Grade 8 level or higher
            • For reference, the RCM syllabus is available online
            • Of these two selections, at least one must include piano
          • One étude of your choice
      2. Technical Requirements
        • Minimum tempo: quarter-note = 80, performed in eighth notes
          • All major scales, full range (low B-flat to high F)
          • All minor (harmonic and melodic) scales, full range
          • Chromatic scale, full range
      3. Sight Reading

BASSOON

    1. Repertoire
        • Two contrasting pieces, which could include single movements from the standard sonata or concerto literature or movements/pieces at approximately the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Grade 8 level or higher
          • For reference, the RCM syllabus is available online
          • Of these two selections, at least one must include piano
        • One étude of your choice
    2. Technical Requirements
      • Minimum tempo: quarter-note = 80, performed in eighth notes
        • All major scales, two octaves
        • All minor scales, two octaves
        • Chromatic scale beginning on low B-flat, 3 octaves
    3. Sight Reading

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