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TYPICAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
  • All major, harmonic minor, and chromatic scales for the full range of the instrument
  • A solo work such as a standard major concerto (e.g. Mozart, Weber, Hummel, Vivaldi) that demonstrates the applicant's strengths musically and technically
  • Sight reading
  • Possible section playing

  • Excerpts to be chosen from the following lists:
Principal Bassoon
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (Excerpts)
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60 (Excerpts)
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" (Excerpts)
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D-Minor, Op. 125 "Choral" (Exerpts)
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 (Excerpts)
Brahms Symphony No. 3
Brahms Violin Concerto
Mozart Bassoon Concerto - 1st movement exposition and cadenza
Mozart Serenade No. 10 (Grand Partita)
Mozart Overture, Marriage of Figaro - opening
Mozart Symphony No. 35 (Haffner) - 4th movement
Mozart Symphony No. 41 - 4th movement
Prokofiev Classical Symphony - 4th movement
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf - "Grandfather" solo
Ravel Bolero - solo
Ravel La Valse
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade - movement 2, solo and cadenzas
Rossini Overture, La Gazza Ladra
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat, Op. 70 (Excerpts)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Sibelius Symphony No. 1
Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
Strauss Til Eulenspiegel
Stravinsky Firebird Suite -"Berceuse"
Stravinsky Rite of Spring - beginning to number 13
Stravinsky Pulcinella - Variation IIa
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 - 2nd movement, 3rd movement solos , 4th movement
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 - movements I, II, III
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 - opening solos

 

2nd Bassoon
Bach Mass in b minor
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (Excerpts)
Berlioz Overture, Benvenuto Cellini (Excerpt)
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 (Excerpts)
Brahms Symphony No. 3 - 2nd movement
Brahms Violin Concerto -2nd movement
Mozart Overture, Marriage of Figaro - opening
Mozart Symphony No. 3 (Haffner) - 4th movement
Ravel Rhapsodie Espagnole - Cadenza
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 - 1st and 2nd movements
Strauss Don Quixote - Variation IX
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 - Finale to the Andante
Wagner Overture, Tannhauser - opening

 

3rd Bassoon
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 (Excerpts)
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 (Excerpts)
Brahms Violin Concerto -2nd movement
Mozart Overture, Marriage of Figaro - opening
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 - 2nd movement solo

 

Contrabassoon
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 - movement IV
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 - movement IV
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Hayden, Op. 56a (Excerpts)
Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (Excerpts)
Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 (Excerpts)
Gliere Symphony No. 3
Mahler Symphony No. 5
Mahler Symphony No. 9
Ravel Mother Goose Suite - "Beauty and the Beast"
Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony, Op. 9
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Strauss Death and Transfiguration
Strauss Salome