Audition Requirements - Woodwinds

UPDATE FOR WINTER 2021 AUDITION CYCLE: Instrumental applicants are not required to perform their auditions with a collaborative pianist. These applicants may choose to perform their auditions solo, with a track, or with a collaborative pianist.

FLUTE

  1. Repertoire
    1. Two contrasting pieces of music (which could include single movements from larger works) that allow you to showcase your musical and technical development. Of these two selections, it is preferable that at least one include piano or other accompanying instrument.
    2. One étude of your choice, any style.
  2. Technical Requirements
    1. All major scales, two octaves
    2. All minor (harmonic and melodic) scales, two octaves
    3. Chromatic scale from low C (C4) to high B natural (B6)
  3. Sight Reading

For information about Memorial University’s flute program, please contact Dr. Michelle Cheramy.


OBOE

  1. Repertoire
    1. Two contrasting pieces of music (which could include single movements from larger works) that allow you to showcase your musical and technical development. Of these two selections, it is preferable that at least one include piano or other accompanying instrument.
    2. One étude of your choice, any style.
  2. Technical Requirements
    1. Expected range: to high D only.
    2. All major scales, two octaves where possible (within the expected range)
    3. All harmonic and melodic minor scales, two octaves where possible (within the expected range)
    4. Chromatic scale, two octaves, beginning on any note.
  3. Sight Reading

For information about Memorial University’s oboe program, please contact Dr. Michelle Cheramy.


CLARINET

  1. Repertoire
    1. Two contrasting pieces of music (which could include single movements from larger works) that allow you to showcase your musical and technical development. Of these two selections, it is preferable that at least one include piano.
    2. One étude of your choice, any style.
  2. Technical Requirements
    1. All major scales, two octaves
    2. All minor (harmonic and melodic) scales, two octaves
    3. Chromatic scale beginning on low E, 3 octaves
  3. Sight Reading

For information about Memorial University’s clarinet program, please contact Dr. Christine Carter.


ALTO SAXOPHONE

  1. Repertoire
    1. Two contrasting pieces of music (which could include single movements from larger works) that allow you to showcase your musical and technical development. Of these two selections, it is preferable that at least one include piano.
    2. One étude of your choice, any style.
  2. Technical Requirements
    1. All major scales, full range (low B-flat to high F)
    2. All minor (harmonic and melodic) scales, full range
    3. Chromatic scale, full range
  3. Sight Reading

For information about Memorial University’s saxophone program, please contact Dr. Christine Carter.


BASSOON

  1. Repertoire
    1. Two contrasting pieces of music (which could include single movements from larger works) that allow you to showcase your musical and technical development. Of these two selections, it is preferable that at least one include piano or other accompanying instrument.
    2. One étude of your choice, any style.
  2. Technical Requirements
    1. All major and minor scales, two octaves
    2. All minor (harmonic and melodic) scales, two octaves
    3. Chromatic scale beginning on low B-flat, 3 octaves
  3. Sight Reading

For information about Memorial University’s bassoon program, please contact Dr. Christine Carter.

Contact

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