Woodwinds

Woodwinds

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.), Master of Music (M.M.), Performer Diploma, Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.), Doctor of Music (D.M.) in Music Literature and Performance


The following information is for entry into the 2022-23 school year.

All flute applicants must submit prescreening recordings via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

Select applicants will be invited to a live audition based on prescreening review.

If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition:

  • January 14-15, 2022
  • February 4-5, 2022
  • March 4-5, 2022

Applicants should prepare the following audition repertoire requirements.


Undergraduate applicants

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.)

Prescreening requirements

Submit a video recording, including:

  • First two movements of a C. P. E. Bach sonata, a J. S. Bach sonata, or a Mozart concerto
  • Three minutes of a piece in a contrasting style (not 18th century)

Prescreen repertoire should meet the requirements above but may differ from the live audition program.

Audition requirements

Prepare the following repertoire for the audition.

  • All movements of a C. P. E. Bach sonata, a J. S. Bach sonata, or a Mozart concerto (cadenzas not required)
  • One complete work in a contrasting style (not 18th century)

Graduate and diploma applicants

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

Prescreening requirements

Submit a video recording, including:

  • First two movements of a C. P. E. Bach sonata, a J. S. Bach sonata, or a Mozart concerto
  • Three minutes of a piece in a contrasting style (not 18th century)
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts

Prescreening repertoire should meet the requirements above but may differ from the live audition program.

Audition requirements

Prepare all movements of:

  • One of the following: a sonata by J. S. Bach (E major, E minor, B minor, A major; Partita in A minor), a sonata by C. P. E. Bach (Hamburg Sonata or Solo in A minor), or Concerto in G major by Mozart (cadenzas not required)
  • One substantial twentieth-century concerto or sonata
  • One work of the applicant's choice in a contrasting style from the above
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts

Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Prescreening requirements

Submit a video recording, including:

  • First two movements of a C.P.E Bach sonata, a J. S. Bach sonata, or a Mozart concerto
  • Ten minutes of a piece in a contrasting style (not 18th century)
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts

Prescreening repertoire should meet the requirements above but may differ from the live audition program.

Audition requirements

Prepare all movements of:

  • The first two complete movements of the Mozart Concerto in G Major (cadenzas not required)
  • The first movement of either the Prokofiev Sonata or the Nielsen Concerto
  • The complete Cantabile et Presto by Enesco or the Fantaisie by Fauré
  • One complete unaccompanied work of your choice in a contrasting style from the above
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts

Doctoral auditions will take place by invitation on Friday, February 4 and Friday, March 4 only. As part of the 20-minute audition, students are expected to perform, with piano, selected movements totaling 15 minutes. A pianist will be provided.


Prescreen is required for doctoral oboe applicants only.

If you are not a D.M. applicant, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition:

  • January 14-15, 2022
  • February 4-5, 2022
  • March 4-5, 2022

D.M. applicants who are invited to a live audition will be scheduled for Friday, February 4 and Friday, March 4.

Applicants should prepare the following audition repertoire requirements.


Undergraduate applicants

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.)

  • Two contrasting etudes from Barret’s A Complete Method for the Oboe or Ferling’s 48 Famous Studies
  • Two contrasting movements from a major concerto or sonata by Bach, Handel, Telemann, or Vivaldi
  • One movement of a standard major concerto of your choice
  • Three orchestral excerpts
  • All major and minor scales

If submitting a final audition recording in lieu of an in-person audition, please record the following scales. All scales should be two octaves and slurred. No metronome is needed.

  • E-flat major: quarters, eighths, and sixteenths (at approx. quarter=60)
  • E-flat major: sixteenths (at approx. quarter=80-100)
  • E major: sixteenths (at approx. quarter=80-100)
  • F-sharp melodic minor: eighths and sixteenths (at approx. quarter=80-100)
  • B harmonic minor: eights and sixteenths (at approx. quarter=80-100)

Graduate and diploma applicants

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

  • Two contrasting etudes from Barret’s Grand Etudes from A Complete Method for the Oboe or Ferling’s 48 Famous Studies
  • One complete major concerto or sonata by Bach, Handel, Telemann, or Vivaldi
  • One complete major post-Baroque concerto (such as Martinu, Mozart, Strauss, or Vaughan Williams)
  • Four orchestral excerpts: Beethoven - Symphony No. 3; Brahms - Violin Concerto; Rossini - La scala di seta; Strauss - Don Juan

Doctoral applicants

Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Prescreening requirements

Submit a video recording, including (with piano accompaniment where applicable):

  • Mozart Concerto (Mvts. 1 and 2 or 2 and 3)
  • Two contrasting movements of a Baroque concerto or sonata
  • One movement of a twentieth-century concerto or sonata
  • Two Ferling etudes (one slow, one fast)
  • Four orchestral excerpts: Brahms - Violin Concerto; Rossini - La Scala di Seta; Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade; Strauss - Don Juan
Audition requirements

Select applicants will be invited to a live doctoral audition on Friday, February 4 or Friday, March 4.

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.

Audition repertoire requirements:

  • Mozart Concerto (complete)
  • One complete major concerto or sonata by Bach, Handel, Telemann, or Vivaldi
  • One complete major post-Classical concerto (such as Martinu, Strauss, or Vaughan Williams)
  • Two contrasting etudes from Barret’s Grand Etudes from A Complete Method for the Oboe or Ferling’s 48 Famous Studies
  • Four orchestral excerpts: Beethoven - Symphony No. 3; Brahms - Violin Concerto; Rossini - La scala di seta; Strauss - Don Juan

Prescreen is required for D.M. clarinet applicants only.

If you are not a D.M. applicant, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition:

  • January 14-15, 2022
  • February 4-5, 2022
  • March 4-5, 2022

D.M. applicants who are invited to a live audition will be scheduled for Sat. February 5 or Sat. March 5.

Applicants should prepare the following audition repertoire requirements.


Undergraduate applicants

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

  • All major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales through 7 sharps and flats
  • One slow etude
  • One fast etude
  • Two contrasting solos from the standard repertoire

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

  • All major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales through 4 sharps and flats
  • One slow etude
  • One fast etude
  • One solo from the standard repertoire

Auditions are 10 minutes in length.

B.M.E. and B.S.O.F. applicants may audition on B-flat soprano or bass clarinet.


Masters and diploma applicants

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

  • All major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales through seven sharps and flats
  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts

Auditions are 15 minutes in length.


Doctoral applicants

D.M. clarinet applicants must submit prescreen video recordings via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

Select applicants will be invited to a 20 min. live audition on Sat. February 5 or Sat. March 5. No pianist is required for the audition.

Please prepare the following repertoire for both the prescreen and live audition (approximately 20 minutes of music).

Doctor of Music (D.M.)

  • All major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales through seven sharps and flats
  • Three contrasting solos from the standard repertoire
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts

 Auditions are 20 minutes in length.

Prescreen is required for doctoral bassoon applicants only.

If you are not a D.M. applicant, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition:

  • January 14-15, 2022
  • February 4-5, 2022
  • March 4-5, 2022

D.M. applicants who are invited to a live audition will be scheduled for Saturday, February 5 and Saturday, March 5 only.

Applicants should prepare the following audition repertoire requirements.


Undergraduate applicants

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.)

  • 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)
  • Chromatic scale (your full range); major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales and major and minor triads (all at least 2 octaves)

Graduate and diploma applicants

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

  • Mozart, Bassoon Concerto Mvts. I and II (with cadenzas)
  • One contrasting work of your choice
  • A Milde Concert Study, Vol. I
  • Four orchestral excerpts: Mozart - Marriage of Figaro; Ravel - Bolero; Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 Mvt. IV; Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade II (both cadenzas)
  • Chromatic scale, all major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales, whole tone scales, and arpeggios (major, minor, augmented, and diminished-seventh) - all full range.

Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Prescreening and live audition
  • Mozart, Bassoon Concerto Mvts. 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 the following: Mozart - Marriage of Figaro; Ravel - Bolero; Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 Mt. IV; Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade II, both cadenzas; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 Mvt. II; Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9 Mvts. 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.

Doctoral virtual auditions will take place by invitation on Saturday, February 5 and Saturday, March 5. As part of the 20-minute audition, students are expected to perform with piano, selected movements totaling 15 minutes. A pianist will be provided

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


Prescreening Requirements (for all applicants)

All saxophone applicants must submit prescreen recordings via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

  • Submit video recording(s) including repertoire requirements listed below.
  • All recorded works may be performed with, or without, piano accompaniment.
  • Include a spoken introduction stating your name, degree interest, hometown, school, teachers, how many years you have played the saxophone, and other instruments you play.
  • Upload a résumé indicating your musical and academic accomplishments, your civic activities, private lesson teachers, etc.

You may audition on soprano, alto, tenor, or baritone saxophone. Multiple Woodwind degree applicants should follow M.M. or D.M. requirements in Performance if saxophone is your primary instrument.

Etudes for prescreen recordings should be different from the live auditions. Solo repertoire may be the same or different from the live auditions.


Audition Requirements (for all applicants)

Select applicants will be invited to a live audition based on prescreen review. If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and should prepare the following repertoire. You will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition.

  • January 14-15, 2022
  • February 4-5, 2022
  • March 4-5, 2022

Doctoral auditions will take place on Fri. February 4 and March 4 only. As part of the 20 minute doctoral audition, you will perform selected movements totaling 15 minutes with piano. A pianist will be provided. 

Piano accompaniment for non-doctoral applicants will not be used during on-campus auditions.

Etudes for prescreen recordings should be different from the live auditions. Solo repertoire may be the same or different from the live auditions.

You may audition on soprano, alto, tenor, or baritone saxophone. Multiple Woodwind degree applicants should follow M.M. or D.M. requirements in Performance if saxophone is your primary instrument.


Repertoire Requirements (for all applicants)

Prescreening and audition repertoire:

  • Two contrasting etudes (one technical, one lyrical) such as those by Ferling, Lacour, Mule, Voxman, etc.
  • Solos
    • Undergraduate applicants: one complete multi-movement solo work from the standard repertoire (such as a work by Creston, Desenclos, Dubois, Glazunov, Heiden, Ibert, Maurice, Milhaud, Tomasi, etc.),
    • Graduate applicants: two complete solo works, including at least one selection from the standard repertoire (such as a work by Creston, Desenclos, Dubois, Glazunov, Heiden, Ibert, Maurice, Milhaud, Tomasi, etc.),
  • Scales (required for live audition only)
    • Be prepared to play the chromatic scale, all major and harmonic minor scales, and arpeggios.
Etudes for prescreen recordings should be different from the live auditions. Solo repertoire may be the same or different from the live auditions.

Undergraduate applicants

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Woodwinds (Multiple) (three or five instruments)

Students interested in the B.M. Woodwinds (Multiple) degree must first be admitted to the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) (single instrument), Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.), or Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.) degree programs.

Admission to the multiple woodwinds degree program is by audition on two secondary instruments after the first semester of study on the primary instrument.


Graduate and diploma applicants

Master of Music (M.M.) in Woodwinds (Multiple) (three or five instruments), Doctor of Music (D.M.) in Woodwinds (Multiple) (three or five instruments)

M.M. applicants with saxophone or flute as their primary instrument must submit a prescreen recording.  All saxophonists should follow the classical saxophone guidelines, and if you have a background in jazz, please also include two tunes of your choice.

D.M. applicants must submit a prescreen recording to be considered for a live audition.

Three-instrument degree

M.M. and D.M. applicants will audition separately on their primary instrument and two secondary instruments. Please consult the audition requirements for each individual instrument. Select two major works for the primary instrument and one major work for each secondary instrument.  Applicants must demonstrate an artistic performance level on the major instrument and on each of the other instruments to be included in their degree.

Five-instrument degree

M.M. and D.M. applicants will audition separately on their primary instrument and two secondary instruments. Please consult the audition requirements for each individual instrument. Follow the M.M. /D.M. guidelines for the primary instrument and the B.M.E. guidelines for the secondary instruments.

Select two major works for the primary instrument and one major work for each secondary instrument.  Applicants must demonstrate an artistic performance level on one instrument and proficiency at the entering undergraduate concentration level on two secondary instruments.


Special Circumstances

If you are unable to attend one of the live audition weekends, you may request to have an adhoc audition or select the recorded audition option. You should prepare the audition repertoire requirements listed on this page.

If you are unable to attend one of the live audition weekends, you may submit a final audition video recording via the JSOM Supplemental Application. Final audition recordings are due by March 1.

Please indicate on your JSOM Supplemental application that you wish to audition via final video recording and make sure to submit the Supplemental application by December 1. After December 1, we will reopen your application and advise you on how to submit your recordings.

For applicants who cannot make one of the audition weekends but would like to audition in person, an ad hoc audition may be arranged upon department approval. Please email musicadm@iu.edu to request an ad hoc audition. If approved, you must reach out to the faculty or department chair directly to arrange a date and time. All required application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order for arrangements to be made.

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