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  • Bassoon
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Cello
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Clarinet
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.

    *Note: Clarinetists must audition on a B-flat (soprano) clarinet

  • Classical Guitar
    1. Scales: Candidates should be prepared to play all 2-3 octave Diatonic Major and Minor Scales. Suggested fingerings by Segovia, Shearer, or equivalent.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Euphonium and Tuba
    1. Scales: Major scales with arpeggios up to 3 sharps and 3 flats and a chromatic scale.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Flute
    1. Scales:
      1. Major scales up to three sharps/flats: two octaves (three octaves for C Major, if possible), tongued.
      2. Chromatic scale: slurred, from low A to high A
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements. (link to new placeholder page- blank for now)
  • Horn
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Jazz
    1. Sight-reading and/or scales (from memory) may be required at the discretion of the audition panel.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Oboe
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Percussion
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Piano
    1. Scales: Be prepared to play a four-octave major and a harmonic minor scale (other than C Major/A Minor), hands together, at a moderate tempo (i.e. MM 80, four notes to a beat). The audition will also test basic musical skills, including sight-reading and sight-singing.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Saxophone
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.

    *Note: Saxophonists may audition on either alto or tenor saxophone.

  • String Bass
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Trombone
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Trumpet
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Viola
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Violin
    1. Scales: Major scales up to three sharps/flats may be required.
    2. Repertoire: Click here for repertoire requirements.
  • Voice
    1. Scales: The audition will include some basic musical skills, such as sight-reading, tonal memory, and a scale.
    2. Repertoire: Two songs in contrasting styles or tempos. At least one should be in English. These works will ideally be from the standard classical solo repertoire (click here for repertoire suggestions).

    *Note: An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a copy of the music to the audition for the pianist’s use. You may bring your own accompanist if you prefer.

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