Woodwind Audition Requirements

Flute / Piccolo

Please prepare the following orchestral excerpts:

  • DEBUSSY Afternoon of a Faun | Opening Solo
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 | mvt. 4 measure 171 to measure 198
  • BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3 | measure 328 to measure 360

Additional excerpts for Piccolo:

  • ROSSINI Semiramide | 5th measure of Letter G to 2 measures after Letter H, 5 measures before Letter L to Letter L

Oboe / English Horn

Please prepare the following orchestral excerpts:

  • BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D | Adagio Solo
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 | 2nd mvt.: Beginning to m. 21
  • ROSSINI La Scala di Seta | Andantino and Allegro solos

Additional excerpts for English Horn:

  • DVORAK Symphony No. 9 | 2nd mvt.: m. 7 to 3 measures before Rehearsal #1
  • BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture | Solo

Clarinet

Please prepare the following orchestral excerpts:

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 | 3rd mvt.: Trio to D.C.
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 | 1st mvt.: 5 measures before K to 17 measures after K
  • RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 | 3rd mvt.: 6 measures before Rehearsal #46 to 5 measures after Rehearsal #48

Additional excerpts for E-flat Clarinet:

  • RAVEL Bolero | 2 measures after Rehearsal #3 to Rehearsal #4

Additional excerpts for Bass Clarinet:

  • GROFE Grand Canyon Suite

Bassoon

Please prepare the following orchestral excerpts:

  • MOZART Marriage of Figaro | Overture: Beginning of Presto to m. 24
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 | ???
  • RAVEL Bolero | 2 measures after Rehearsal #2 to Rehearsal #3