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Scholarship & Entrance Auditions

Announcements

Auditions for Placement and Scholarship Awards

Complete a music audition application using one of the links below. If you are auditioning for multiple divisions, fill out the additional forms.

Closer to your requested audition date, someone from the School of Music will reach out to schedule a specific time. Be sure to watch your e-mails closely during the audition season as that is generally the main way we communicate with applicants in advance of auditions.

Complete your audition on your selected day. If you need to cancel or reschedule your audition, please contact the Music Office at 702-895-3332 as soon as possible.

Scholarship decisions are typically made in early March. Feel free to contact the appropriate division coordinator or the Music Office after April 1 if you have questions.

Scholarship auditions are generally held from December thru February for students who will matriculate in the next fall semester. However, other dates may be offered as needed by the School of Music. Auditions are not required for undergraduate entrance into the University but are required for scholarship consideration and enrollment in music major lessons. Transfer students must also complete an audition for placement in the appropriate music major lesson course number.

Studio and applied level placement will be arranged through the area coordinator or applied instructor for your instrument/voice. 

Brass Audition Requirements

Audition Procedures

Auditions are approximately 25 minutes in length. An accompanist is not required, though applicants are welcome to bring one if they choose.

Audition Requirements

Two complete compositions of the applicant’s choice representing two different styles and style periods, a minimum of three contrasting orchestral excerpts, and sight reading to demonstrate transposition skills.

Questions? Contact the Brass and Woodwind Studies coordinator, Dr. John McMurtery at 702-895-5849 or john.mcmurtery@unlv.edu.

Harp Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements

  1. Please prepare two contrasting pieces by memory demonstrating level of achievement in repertoire.
  2. Prepare one orchestral excerpt and one orchestral cadenza (not memorized).
  3. For graduate auditions only, please prepare one movement from a concert from memory

Questions? Contact the Harp Studies coordinator, Professor Kim Glennie at kdharpinlv@cs.com.

Jazz Audition Requirements

Audition Requirements

Prepare three jazz selections in contrasting styles and tempi (medium swing or blues, Latin, jazz ballad, or jazz waltz from the accepted jazz standard repertoire) that will be accompanied by a rhythm section (piano, bass, and drums) provided for you. Students will be expected to improvise on each tune as well as to embellish the melody (with jazz interpretation). Pianists and guitarists may play one standard unaccompanied.

Prepare one short excerpt from classical repertoire demonstrating technical ability on your instrument or voice (see Suggested Audition Material listed above). Prepare major and minor scales and modes. Sight Reading in a jazz style will also be included in this audition.

Some examples of Jazz Standards

All The Things You Are, Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa, But Beautiful, Darn That Dream, My Romance, There Will Never Be Another You, Yesterdays, Like Someone in Love, Take the A Train, There Is No Greater Love.

Some examples of Jazz Blues

Sonny Moon for Two, Tenor Madness, Blues Walk, Straight No Chaser, Footprints, All Blues, Blue Monk, Billie's Bounce, Now's the Time.

Live Accompaniment Is Provided at the Audition
  • Live Accompaniment (jazz trio)
  • All amplifiers
  • Drum Set
  • Piano Jazz

Questions? Contact the Jazz and Commercial Music Studies coordinator, Professor David Loeb at dave.loeb@unlv.edu.

Percussion Audition Requirements

Application Requirements

Candidates interested in auditioning for the Division of Percussion Studies should be in communication with the Division Coordinator (timothy.jones@unlv.edu) to discuss the program options, highlights of studying at UNLV, and to learn the nature of our studio.

Following communication with the Coordinator, video recordings of recent performances and prepared pieces will be accepted through a private or public YouTube link. The appropriate level and material will be discussed in our communication.

Live auditions will be prepared to represent musicianship and potential to grow and succeed in the desired degree program. It is most common to perform works on marimba, snare drum, and timpani. However, you may also prepare works for multiple percussion, marching percussion, vibraphone, drum set, steel pan, and other world percussion instruments.

We are a program that encourages questions and creative thinking and look forward to welcoming you to our percussion family.

Piano Audition Requirements

Audition Procedures

Undergraduate auditions are approximately 15 minutes in length. Each applicant chooses their first work and the faculty will determine the remainder of the audition program from the applicant’s audition repertoire list.

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

  1. Prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach or D. Shostakovich or another work that contains a fugue
  2. Complete sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Clementi or Hummel
  3. Complete work from the 19th or 20th centuries
  4. Applicants must perform all works from memory.
  5. Questions? Contact the Keyboard Studies coordinator, Dr. Mykola Suk at 702-895-4980 or mykola.suk@unlv.edu.

Strings Audition Requirements

Audition Procedures

Violin

All majors scales (three octaves preferred)

  1. One etude from the following: Kreutzer 42 Etudes, Dont 24 Etudes and Caprices, Op. 35, or Paganini 24 Caprices
  2. One movement from J.S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo
  3.  One movement from a concerto of your choice
  4. Be prepared to sight-read.
Viola

All majors scales (three octaves preferred), detached and one octave per bow

  1. One etude from the following: Kreutzer 42 Etudes, Dont 24 Etudes and Caprices, Op. 35, or Campagnoli 41 Caprices
  2. One movement form J.S. Bach Gamba Sonata or cello suites
  3. One movement from a concerto of your choice
  4. Be prepared to sight-read.
Violoncello

All major scales (three octaves preferred), detached and one octave per bow

  1. One standard etude (Schroeder, Duport, Popper, Piatti, Gruetzmacher, etc.)
  2. One movement from any unaccompanied suite of J.S. Bach
  3. One movement from a concerto of your choice
  4. Be prepared to sight-read.
String Bass

All major scales (three octaves preferred)

  1.  One movement from Bach Cello Suites (excluding preludes)
  2. Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Movement 3, mm 141-218
  3. Standard except from Mozart Symphony (1st or 4th movement)
Classical Guitar
  • Knowledge of Major and minor scales, ie: Shearer/ Royal Conservatory/Duncan,
  • Beginning students: 2-octave patterns, advanced students: 3-octave extended.
  • Right-hand arpeggios: ie: Giuliani/Carcassi/Brouwer/Aguado/Papporaro.
  • Basic knowledge of the fingerboard: ie: Triads, chords, arpeggios. Two short classical guitar pieces, not exceeding 10 minutes, played by memory on a nylon string classical guitar. Simple pieces by Fernando Sor, M. Giuliani, F. Tarrega, L. Milan, J.S. Bach, M. Ponce, or others of similar difficulty are acceptable.
  • Applicants must bring the printed music scores.
  • Applicants with a strong interest and ability in jazz guitar may also perform an original solo arrangement, in addition to the classical pieces.

Voice Audition Requirements

Audition Procedures

Undergraduate auditions are approximately 10-15 minutes in length. Each applicant announces their name, the title of the piece they have selected to sing, and the name of the composer. All music must be performed from memory. Following the audition, applicants are invited to speak with the faculty.

Vocal Performance Audition Requirements

Perform two art songs from memory. One should be in English and one in Italian, German, or French.

Music Education/Composition, Bachelor of Arts, and Voice Minor Audition Requirements

Perform one art song or folk song from memory.

Scholarship Audition Requirement

All students wishing to be considered for a music scholarship must perform two pieces from memory. Scholarship priority is given to music majors though minors are invited to apply.

Suggested Audition Material

Please consult with your voice teacher or choral director to select an appropriate repertoire for your audition. Suggested books that contain repertoire for university-level auditions include:

  • First/Second Book of Solo Songs [Boytim]
  • Pathways of Songs [LaForge and Earhart]
  • The Young Singer [Fischer]
  • 26 Italian Songs and Arias [Paton]
  • Twenty-four Italian Songs and Arias [G. Schirmer]
  • Folk Songs for Solo Singers [Althouse]
  • Additional repertoire may be found on IMSLP

Applicants must perform all works from memory. Please bring music in the correct key for your voice and organized in a binder for the pianist, Dr. Spencer Baker.

Questions? Contact Dr. Linda Lister at 702-895-5577 or linda.lister@unlv.edu.

Woodwind Audition Requirements

Audition Procedures

Woodwind Division auditions should be between 15–30 minutes. An accompanist is not required; however, applicants may choose to use one.

Audition Requirements

Flute
  • All major scales (three octaves where practical); chromatic scale; Two contrasting etudes or two contrasting solo movements to demonstrate tone, technique, and musicianship.
  • Sonatas - Handel, Telemann, J.S. Bach, Poulenc, Hindemith, Martinu, Muczynski, LaMontaine.
  • Concertos - Vivaldi, Mozart (G and D major), Quantz, Ibert.
  • Other - Morlacchi: Swiss Shepherd; Godard: Suite, Op. 116; Doppler: Hungarian Pastorale Fantasie; Pessard: Bolero or Andalouse; Bloch: Suite Modale; Muczynski: Three Pieces; Griffes: Poem; Honegger: Danse de la Chevre; Hoover: Kokopeli.
  • Etudes - Cavally: Melodious & Progressive Studies; Voxman: Selected Studies; Andersen: 24 Etudes.

Questions? Contact: Dr. John McMurtery at john.mcmurtery@unlv.edu.

Oboe
  • All major scales (two octaves where practical); chromatic scale; Two contrasting etudes or two contrasting solo movements to demonstrate tone, technique, and musicianship.
  • Sonatas - Telemann, Mozart, Handel, Hindemith.
  • Concertos - Marcello, Cimarosa, Handel, Mozart.
  • Etudes- Barret: Oboe Methods (or Gekeler: Book 2); Ferling: 48 Famous Studies for Oboe and Saxophone.

Questions? Contact Dr. Stephen Caplan at stephen.caplan@unlv.edu.

Clarinet
  • All major scales (two octaves where practical); chromatic scale; A solo with contrasting sections/movements or contrasting etudes to demonstrate tone, technique, and musicianship. Solo Repertoire- Stamitz: Concerto No. 3; von Weber: Concertino, Op. 26; Vaughan Williams: Six Studies in English Folksong; Debussy: Premiere Rhapsodie; Saint-Saens: Sonata; Rabaud: Solo de Concours; Osborne: Rhapsody; Poulenc: Sonata; Hindemith: Sonata; Finzi: Five Bagatelles.
  • Etudes - Hite: Melodious and Progressive Studies for Clarinet, Book 1; Rose: 32 Etudes and 40 Studies; Cavallini: Thirty Caprices; Baermann: Complete Method for Clarinet, Third Division; Kroepsch: 416 Progressive Daily Studies.

Questions? Contact Dr. Marina Sturm at marina.sturm@unlv.edu.

Bassoon
  • All major scales throughout the range of the instrument; Two contrasting movements from the sonata or concerto repertoire, or two contrasting etudes, to demonstrate tone, technique, and musicianship.
  • Sonatas - Marcello, Galliard, Vivaldi.
  • Concertos - Mozart (B-flat, K. 191), Weber (F major or Andante & Rondo Ongarese), Vivaldi (A minor or E minor).
  • Etudes - Weissenborn: Practical Method; Milde: Concert Studies.

Questions? Contact Alex Rosales Garcia at alexis.rosalesgarcia@unlv.edu

Saxophone
  • All major scales (two octaves where possible); One complete, multi-movement classical work or two contrasting movements from different works. Applicant may choose other works which demonstrate both technical and lyrical playing.
  • Suggested repertoire- Works by Creston, Glazunov, Ibert, Tomasi, Bach, Creston, Debussy, Heiden, Muczynski, Rueff, Boutry, Bozza, Milhaud, Noda. Transcriptions of Contemporary Popular Music such as Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Clipping, Chloe x Halle, Billie Eilish, just to name a few, that show your strongest playing are also acceptable.

Questions? Contact Dr. Shawna Pennock at shawna.pennock@unlv.edu.

Music Audition Application

Please review & complete the audition application for the division(s) for which you plan to audition: 

You will be able to edit your audition form until Wednesday at 5:00pm PT the week of your audition (e.g. Dec 7, Jan 18). If you have a critical need to edit your audition information after that point, please reach out to the Music Office at 702-895-3332 for further guidance.

Graduate (Master of Music, M.M. & Artist Diploma, A.D.) and Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)

Auditions for Admissions and Graduate Assistantships

  • Complete a music audition application using one of the links below. If you are auditioning for multiple divisions, fill out the additional forms.
  • Closer to your requested audition date, someone from the School of Music will reach out to schedule a specific time. Be sure to watch your e-mails closely during the audition season as that is generally the main way we communicate with applicants in advance of auditions.
  • Complete your audition on your selected day. If you need to cancel or reschedule your audition, please contact the Music Office at 702-895-3332 as soon as possible.
  • Scholarship decisions are typically made in early March. Feel free to contact the appropriate division coordinator or the Music Office after April 1 if you have questions.

Acceptance to the School of Music is based upon the quality of your audition. In addition, financial awards such as graduate assistantships, etc., are determined in part by the success of your audition.

For specific graduate student audition repertoire, please contact the appropriate division coordinator for your instrument/ voice:

Brass and Woodwind Studies

Audition Procedures

Auditions are approximately 25 minutes in length. An accompanist is not required, though applicants are welcome to bring one if they choose.

Audition Requirements

Two complete compositions of the applicant’s choice representing two different styles and style periods, a minimum of three contrasting orchestral excerpts, and sight reading to demonstrate transposition skills.

Questions? Contact the Brass and Woodwind Studies coordinator, Dr. John McMurtery at 702-895-5849 or john.mcmurtery@unlv.edu.

Harp Studies

Audition Requirements

  1. Please prepare two contrasting pieces by memory demonstrating level of achievement in repertoire.
  2. Prepare one orchestral excerpt and one orchestral cadenza (not memorized).
  3. For graduate auditions only, please prepare one movement from a concert from memory

Questions? Contact the Harp Studies coordinator, Professor Kim Glennie at kdharpinlv@cs.com.

Jazz and Commercial Music Studies

Audition Requirements

Prepare three jazz selections in contrasting styles and tempi (medium swing or blues, Latin, jazz ballad, or jazz waltz from the accepted jazz standard repertoire) that will be accompanied by a rhythm section (piano, bass, and drums) provided for you. Students will be expected to improvise on each tune as well as to embellish the melody (with jazz interpretation). Pianists and guitarists may play one standard unaccompanied.

Prepare one short excerpt from classical repertoire demonstrating technical ability on your instrument or voice (see Suggested Audition Material listed above). Prepare major and minor scales and modes. Sight Reading in a jazz style will also be included in this audition.

Some examples of Jazz Standards

All The Things You Are, Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa, But Beautiful, Darn That Dream, My Romance, There Will Never Be Another You, Yesterdays, Like Someone in Love, Take the A Train, There Is No Greater Love.

Some examples of Jazz Blues

Sonny Moon for Two, Tenor Madness, Blues Walk, Straight No Chaser, Footprints, All Blues, Blue Monk, Billie's Bounce, Now's the Time.

Live Accompaniment Is Provided at the Audition
  • Live Accompaniment (jazz trio)
  • All amplifiers
  • Drum Set
  • Piano Jazz

Questions? Contact the Jazz and Commercial Music Studies coordinator, Professor David Loeb at dave.loeb@unlv.edu.

Keyboard Studies

Graduate Piano Applicants

Audition Procedures

Graduate auditions are approximately 15+ minutes in length. Each applicant chooses their first work and the faculty will determine the remainder of the audition program from the applicant’s audition repertoire list.

Graduate Audition Requirements
  1. Prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach or D. Shostakovich or another work that contains a fugue
  2. Complete sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Clementi, Hummel, or comparable major work (i.e., Beethoven's “Eroica” Variations)
  3. A major Romantic work from the 19th century
  4. Complete work from the 20th or 21st century

Doctoral Piano Applicants

Audition Procedures

Doctoral auditions are approximately 40+ minutes in length. Each applicant chooses their first work and the faculty will determine the remainder of the audition program from the applicant’s audition repertoire list. 

Graduate Audition Requirements 

D.M.A. applicants must prepare a recital-length audition program of stylistically diverse, musically, and pianistically challenging works. (Shorter programs may be subject to approval by the piano faculty)

Sample Audition Program:

  1. Sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven, Hummel, Schubert
  2. One substantial work by Chopin, Mendelssohn. Schumann, Liszt, Brahms
  3. One substantial work by a composer of late 19th or early 20th century such as, but not limited to, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Busoni, Debussy, Ravel, and Grieg.
  4. A substantial 20th or 21st century work by a composer post-dating Impressionism.

Applicants must perform all works from memory.

Questions? Contact the Keyboard Studies coordinator, Dr. Mykola Suk at 702-895-4980 or mykola.suk@unlv.edu

Multiple Woodwind Studies

In addition to the audition for the applicant’s main woodwind instrument, the audition for the Multiple Woodwind includes one complete work on each of two secondary instruments.

Main Instrument

Two contrasting pieces of your choice. In addition to the main instrument, Applicants must perform one piece (complete) on two secondary instruments, and must choose selections from the following:

Flute

Bach: one of the seven Sonatas; Mozart: Concerto in G major or D major; Faure: Fantasie; Enesco: Cantabile et Presto; Gaubert: Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando; Taffanel: Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino; Poulenc: Sonata; Chaminade: Concertino

Oboe

Mozart: Oboe Quartet; Marcello: Concerto; Hindemith: Sonate; Schumann: Three Romances; Saint-Saens: Sonata

Clarinet

Saint-Saens: Sonata; Brahms: Sonata; Messiaen: Abime des Oiseaux; Stamitz: Concerto #3 in B-flat major; Weber: Concertino; Hindemith: Sonate; Mozart: Concerto; Schumann: Fantasy Pieces

Bassoon

Telemann: Sonata in F Minor; Galliard: Suite; Hindemith: Sonate; Vivaldi: Concerto (any); Devienne: Sonata (F major or G minor)

Alto Saxophone

Bonneau: Caprice en forme de Valse; Glazunov: Concerto; Dubois: Concerto; Ibert: Concertino da Camera; Creston: Sonata; Heiden: Sonata; Milhaud: Scaramouche; Maurice: Tableaux de Provence

Soprano/Tenor Saxophone

Villa-Lobos: Fantasia; Scelsi: Tre-Pezzi; Ruggiero: Interplay; Worley: Sonata; Hatley: Sonata; Cunningham: Trigon; DiPasquale: Sonata; Schmidt: Concerto

Questions? Contact the Brass and Woodwind Studies coordinator, Dr. John McMurtery at 702-895-5849 or john.mcmurtery@unlv.edu.

Percussion Studies

Application Requirements

Candidates interested in auditioning for the Division of Percussion Studies should be in communication with the Division Coordinator (timothy.jones@unlv.edu) to discuss the program options, highlights of studying at UNLV, and to learn the nature of our studio.

Following communication with the Coordinator, video recordings of recent performances and prepared pieces will be accepted through a private or public YouTube link. The appropriate level and material will be discussed in our communication.

Live auditions will be prepared to represent musicianship and potential to grow and succeed in the desired degree program. It is most common to perform works on marimba, snare drum, and timpani. However, you may also prepare works for multiple percussion, marching percussion, vibraphone, drum set, steel pan, and other world percussion instruments.

We are a program that encourages questions and creative thinking and look forward to welcoming you to our percussion family.

Piano Studies

Graduate Piano Applicants

Audition Procedures

Graduate auditions are approximately 15+ minutes in length. Each applicant chooses their first work and the faculty will determine the remainder of the audition program from the applicant’s audition repertoire list.

Graduate Audition Requirements
  1. Prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach or D. Shostakovich or another work that contains a fugue
  2. Complete sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Clementi, Hummel, or comparable major work (i.e., Beethoven's “Eroica” Variations)
  3. A major Romantic work from the 19th century
  4. Complete work from the 20th or 21st century

Doctoral Piano Applicants

Audition Procedures

Doctoral auditions are approximately 40+ minutes in length. Each applicant chooses their first work and the faculty will determine the remainder of the audition program from the applicant’s audition repertoire list.

Graduate Audition Requirements

D.M.A. applicants must prepare a recital-length audition program of stylistically diverse, musically, and pianistically challenging works. (Shorter programs may be subject to approval by the piano faculty)

Sample Audition Program

  1. Sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven, Hummel, Schubert
  2. One substantial work by Chopin, Mendelssohn. Schumann, Liszt, Brahms
  3. One substantial work by a composer of late 19th or early 20th century such as, but not limited to, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Busoni, Debussy, Ravel, and Grieg.
  4. A substantial 20th or 21st-century work by a composer post-dating Impressionism.

Applicants must perform all works from memory.

Applicants must perform all works from memory. Questions? Contact the Keyboard Studies coordinator, Dr. Mykola Suk at 702-895-4980 or mykola.suk@unlv.edu

String Studies

Please reach out to the Division of String Studies Coordinator, Kate Hamilton (kate.hamilton@unlv.edu) for more information.

Vocal Studies

Graduate Voice Applicants

Audition Procedures

Graduate-level auditions are approximately 20 minutes in length. Each applicant chooses their first work and the faculty will determine the remainder of the audition program from the applicant’s audition repertoire list. You will be invited to speak with the faculty following the audition.

Graduate Audition Requirements

Applicants must prepare a mini-recital audition program of stylistically diverse, musically, and vocally challenging works. The recital program should be 30 minutes in length and will be used by the faculty to choose audition selections.

All works, except oratorio arias, must be performed from memory. Applicants may bring their own accompanist, but Dr. Spencer Baker will also be available to collaborate with you. Please send pdf copies of your music well in advance to Dr. Baker at spencer.baker@unlv.edu.

Questions? Contact Dr. Linda Lister at 702-895-5577 or linda.lister@unlv.edu. Additional information can also be found at this page [Link goes to Google doc].

Video audition files are accepted in lieu of in-person auditions. All auditionees are automatically considered for Graduate Assistant positions and in-state tuition waivers.

Doctoral Voice Applicants

Application Requirements

Prospective students applying for admission to the Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance degree program must first submit an application through the Graduate College. There are different deadlines for international students and students who wish to apply for assistantships, information for which is also found on the Graduate College website.

All applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.  In addition to submitting an application and transcripts of all college-level coursework to the Graduate College, prospective students must present the following credentials:

  1. A Master’s degree in music from a NASM-accredited institution
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA and master's GPA of  at least 2.75 (or 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate study).
  3. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 in music.

Prospective students must also present credentials to the School of Music. Under the Program Information section of the online application, please be sure to list your specific concentration. The following credentials must be presented to the School of Music:

  1. Three confidential letters of recommendation from former instructors attesting to the student's ability to complete graduate work at an acceptable level.
  2. A 500-word essay defining career goals and explaining how graduate studies in music will advance the applicant toward these goals.
  3. A successful on-campus performance audition.
  4. All auditions must be presented by April 15 for fall semester admission and by October 15 for spring semester admission. Audition length, requirements, and contact information vary by area. Please consult the area coordinator for further information.
Audition Requirements

Applicants must prepare an audition program of stylistically diverse, musically, and vocally challenging works. The program should be 30 minutes in length and will be used by the faculty to choose audition selections.

All works, except oratorio arias, must be performed from memory. Applicants may bring their own accompanist, but Dr. Spencer Baker will also be available to collaborate with you. Please send PDF copies of your music well in advance to Dr. Baker at spencer.baker@unlv.edu.

Questions? Contact Dr. Linda Lister at 702-895-5577 or linda.lister@unlv.edu.

Video audition files are accepted in lieu of in-person auditions. All auditionees are automatically considered for Graduate Assistant positions and in-state tuition waivers.

Woodwind Studies

Audition Procedures

Woodwind Division auditions should be between 15–30 minutes. An accompanist is not required; however, applicants may choose to use one.

Audition Requirements

Flute

Auditions require that applicants prepare the following: One of seven sonatas of J.S.

Bach; the Mozart Concerto in G Major, KV313, first movement with cadenza; a contemporary solo work demonstrating fluency with extended techniques; a selection from the literature by Copland, Dutilleux, Ibert, Jolivet, Liebermann, Martin, Martinu, Nielsen, Prokofiev, Schubert or equivalent; and three orchestral excerpts.

Oboe

Auditions require that applicants prepare material representing different musical styles and stylistic periods. The chosen material may include as many as four orchestral excerpts.

Clarinet

Auditions require that applicants prepare two complete compositions representing different musical styles and stylistic periods, and four contrasting orchestral excerpts, all of the applicant’s choice. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to demonstrate performance proficiency on the Bass Clarinet and/or the E-Flat Clarinet.

Bassoon

Auditions require that applicants prepare two complete compositions representing different musical styles and stylistic periods, and four contrasting orchestral excerpts, all of the applicant’s choice.

Saxophone

Auditions require that applicants prepare three works or movements of contrasting styles, including at least one work from the contemporary repertoire and one work from the standard repertoire; one etude from the following: Bozza Etude Caprices, Lacour 28 Etudes After Messiaen, Lauba Neuf Etudes, Koechlin Etudes for Saxophone and Piano, Karg-Elert 25 Capricen und Sonate, or other etudes of similar difficulty; and all major and harmonic minor scales, full range. Applicants should be prepared to discuss research interests and career goals.