Audition Information

Bassoon Requirements

(prescreen required for DM applicants only)

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)
Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

Graduate

Master of Music (M.M.)
Performer Diploma-Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)

Doctor of Music. (D.M.)

Undergraduate Requirements

Undergraduate applicants should prepare:

  • Two contrasting movements of a concerto or sonata from the Baroque or Classical period;
  • One movement of contrasting work of your choice;
  • One technical etude (Ferling or Milde Concert Study);
  • The chromatic scale (your full range); major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales and major and minor triads (all at least 2 octaves).
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Graduate Requirements - M.M. or P.D.S.P.

Graduate applicants should prepare:

  • Mozart, Bassoon Concerto-movements I and II with cadenzas;
  • One contrasting work of the candidate's choice;
  • A Milde Concert Study, Vol. I;
  • Four orchestral excerpts: Mozart, Marriage of Figaro; Ravel, Bolero; Beethoven, Symphony No 4/I Movement IV and Rimsky-Korsakov,
  • Scheherazade/Movement II, both cadenzas;
  • The chromatic scale, all major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales, whole tone scales, and arpeggios (major, minor, augmented, and diminished-seventh) - all full range.
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Graduate Requirements - D.M.

DM Prescreen

DM applicants must submit a prescreen recording via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

Prescreen repertoire requirements are the same as the audition requirements. Please see below.

DM Audition

Auditions will take place during the February and March audition weekends on Saturday, February 8, 2020 and Saturday, March 7, 2020 by invitation only.

As part of the 30 minute audition, students are expected to perform with piano selected movements totaling 15 minutes from two contrasting works. A pianist will be provided.

Prescreen/ Audition Repertoire:

  • Mozart, Bassoon Concerto-movements I and II with cadenzas;
  • One substantial Baroque or Romantic concerto or sonata;
  • One substantial twentieth-century concerto, sonata or solo work;
  • Three orchestral excerpts selected from: Mozart, Marriage of Figaro; Ravel, Bolero; Beethoven, Symphony No. 4/I Movement IV and Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade/Movement II, both cadenzas; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4/ Movement II and Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9/ Movements 3 and 4;
  • The Chromatic scale, all major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales, whole tone scales, and arpeggios (major, minor, augmented, and diminished-seventh) - all full range. 
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