Graduate Audition Requirements-Woodwinds
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Professor Cobus du Toit, firstname.lastname@example.org
Approximately 30 minutes of contrasting repertoire showcasing an understanding of balanced programming.
Remote Audition: Applicants unable to attend a live audition on flute must prepare a video of the audition requirement outlined above. A 15-minute follow-up interview for qualified candidates on Zoom will also be required.
Professor Fredric T. Cohen, email@example.com, (413) 545-4688
A - Repertoire
- Three contrasting musical selections that demonstrate technical, lyrical and articulation abilities, as well as a command of different historical styles.
- Three contrasting orchestral excerpts
B - Technique
Major and minor scales, arpeggios and chromatic scales slurred and with standard articulation.
Professor Romie de Guise-Langlois, firstname.lastname@example.org
Update for 2022: Clarinet auditions are not available on Feb. 5; please choose Feb. 12 or Feb. 19.
Three solo selections (concerti, sonatas, solo works) from various composers, styles, historical periods, etc; that demonstrate lyrical, technical, articulation, and style skills at an advanced level.
Three contrasting major orchestral clarinet solos.
Knowledge and proficiency in all major and minor scales and chords, chromatic scales (full range both slurred and with typical articulations)
Professor Rémy Taghavi, email@example.com
- Two (2) contrasting movements from a work (or works) for solo bassoon, bassoon and piano, or bassoon and orchestra. The movements nned not come from the same piece.
- Two (2) etudes, one fast and one slow, selected from a major etude book (Milde, Jancourt, etc.)
- Two (2) contrasting orchestral excerpts.
Major and minor scales, arpeggios and chromatic scales slurred and with standard articulation throughout the practical range of the instrument.
REMOTE OPTION: Graduate bassoon applicants who cannot audition live on campus may prepare a video of the audition requirements above and submit a link to the video with their Music Application. YouTube is the recommended video platform and raw video files are not acceptable.
Professor Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org, (413) 545-2810
For graduate classical saxophone auditions, please prepare the following:
- Three contrasting musical selections demonstrating technical, lyrical, and articulation abilities, as well as a breadth of historical and contemporary performance styles.
- Full range major and minor scales, arpeggios and chromatic scales slurred and with standard articulation. We will also check your intonation response to a piano and electronic tuner.
- Share your aspirations and goals regarding your musicianship for your MM degree and beyond.