Auditions

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

  1. Etude 1 from Vassily Brandt’s 34 Etudes (edited by Robert Nagel) published by International Music Co., Catalog #1391
  2. Two contrasting movements (in their entirety) from one of the following:
    1. Kent Kennan Sonata
    2. Paul Hindemith Sonata
    3. Flor Peeters Sonata
    4. Halsey Stevens Sonata
    5. Eric Ewazen Sonata
    6. Alexander Arutiunian Concerto (play beginning to letter L)
    7. Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto in Eb
    8. Johann Nepomuk Hummel Concerto in E or Eb
  3. Scales
    1. Major Scales up two four sharps and flats – tongued and slurred (one or two octaves covering the practical range of the instrument)
    2. Two octave C Chromatic Scale (slurred in triplets, quarter note = 100)

Graduate Audition Requirements

  1. Etude #2 from 36 Etudes Transcendantes by Theo Charlier
  2. One of the following:
    1. Georges Enesco Legend
    2. Arthur Honeggar Intrada
  3. One contrasting selection of the candidate’s choice.
  4. Orchestral Excerpts
    1. Beethoven Leonore Overture #3 (offstage call)
    2. Mahler Symphony Number 5 (first movement opening)
    3. Moussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (Promenade)
    4. Rimsky Korsakov Scheherezade (Movement 3 G-I, Movement 4 P-U)
    5. Respighi Pines of Rome (Offstage Solo)
    6. Stravinsky Petrouchka (ballerina’s dance and waltz)