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Undergraduate Woodwinds Auditions

Students with woodwindsFlute 

  • Mozart: Concerto in G Major, K. 313 or Concerto in D Major, K. 314 (first movement only)
  • A contrasting work (or two movements if a multi-movement work is chosen) from the standard solo repertoire
  • Orchestral Excerpt Spirit Dance from Menuet and Spirit Dance from Orpheus by Gluck (click here)
  • Major Scales over 2 octaves and C Major and chromatic scale over 3 octaves. 
  • Sight Reading

Repertoire questions? Email Prof. Angela Jones-Reus.



  • Slow aria/cantata by J.S. Bach
  • One movement of a sonata or concerto of your choice
  • Fast etude by Ferling/Barret (performance majors only)
  • Scales:

    ◦  Major Scales, minimum of two octaves

    ◦  Chromatic Scale, low Bb to High F

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. Reid Messich.



  • Two contrasting selections from standard repertoire, such as individual movements from sonatas, concertos, etudes, or other solo works. 
  • Each work should be by a different composer and represent different styles, tempos, and technical demands.
  • All major scales and arpeggios 
  • 3-octave Bb chromatic scale
For any questions regarding audition repertoire, please email Dr. Amy Pollard:


Saxophone ​​​​​​​

  • All 12 major scales and the chromatic scale played full-range. Be prepared to play scales all-slurred as well as in a slur two / tongue two articulation pattern.
  • Two contrasting etudes (one lyrical, one technical) from books such as Feeling, Berbiguier/Mule, J.L. Small, Labanchi, Voxman Selected Studies, or similar.
  • At least two contrasting movements from the classical saxophone repertoire. Suggested works include the Sonatas by Paul Creston and Bernard Heiden, Tableaux de Provence ​​​​​​​by Paul Maurice, and Romance by William Grant Still—or a larger one-movement work, such as the Glazunov Concerto.
  • Sight-reading

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. Brandon Quarles.



  • Two contrasting solos/etudes:

    ◦  One demonstrating lyrical-expressive capabilities

    ◦  One demonstrating technical skill 
  • Scales:

    ◦  All major scales and arpeggios (from memory)

    ◦  Chromatic scale 
  • Sight-reading (moderate difficulty)

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. D. Ray McClellan.


Admissions questions? Email Music Admissions.

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