The instrumental auditionee should prepare material that will represent them at their best.
Brass: In addition to scales, prospective students should prepare two contrasting pieces: one lyrical, the other technical. Solos may be chosen from the standard repertoire for your instrument i.e.: etudes, sonatas, and concertos.
Percussion: Auditioning percussionists should demonstrate their abilities on snare drum and two-mallet keyboard percussion (xylophone, vibraphone, marimba), please prepare a solo piece on each. Prepared pieces for timpani, four-mallet keyboard, drumset styles, and timpani are not required but are encouraged.
Suggested material for percussion:
- Snare Drum: Etudes from Cirone, Delecluse, Peters, Goldenberg, or equivalent.
- Keyboard percussion: One movement or solo/etude from G.H. Green, Stout, Abe J.S. Bach, Creston, Musser, Rosauro, or equivalent.
This literature can be found at Steve Weiss Music (www.steveweissmusic.com)
Woodwind: Students should be prepared to play all major scales and a chromatic scale covering the full range of their instrument. The auditionee should also prepare two etudes of contrasting styles.
Suggested etude books for woodwinds include:
- Flute: Voxman Selected Studies or Melodious and Progressive Studies for Flute
- Oboe: Voxman Selected Studies or Ferling 48 Studies
- Clarinet: Voxman Selected Studies or Rose 32 Etudes
- Saxophone: Voxman Selected Studies or Ferling 48 Studies
- Bassoon: Milde Concert Studies Op. 26 or Weissenborn Studies Op. 8