Wind and Percussion Area

Coordinator: Dr. Sara Fraker - sarafraker@email.arizona.edu

Flute

Undergraduate

Repertoire
Prepare two contrasting works, one demonstrating technical proficiency and another, lyricism. Plan to perform the works with piano at the audition. Select one work from each group:

Group A
J.S. BACH: Sonata in E Major, movements I and II
J.S. BACH: Sonata in E-flat Major, movements I and II
J.S. BACH: Sonata in C Major, movements I and II
G.F. HANDEL: Sonata in G Major, movements I and II

Group B
GABRIEL FAURE: Fantaisie, Op. 79
LOUIS GANNE: Andante et Scherzo
BENJAMINGODARD: Suite de Trois Morceaux, movements I and II
GEORGES ENESCO: Cantabile et Presto

Live Audition
Contact the Fred Fox School of Music and Dr. Luce to schedule an audition during one of the regular audition dates or at a time when you wish to visit the campus. Your chosen audition repertoire may be performed from memory. You will also be asked to perform scales and arpeggios from memory as well as sight read.

Recorded Audition
Although a live audition is preferable, prospective students may prepare an unedited recording of the required works with piano and include performance of six major and minor scales, six major and minor arpeggios, and six two-octave scales of your choice. The recording may be physically delivered on digital media or uploaded to Acceptd™ or YouTube™. You may also submit audio or video recordings via email or a file sharing service.

Graduate

Repertoire
All applicants will perform the first movement of either the Mozart G-Major or D-Major concerto including a cadenza from memory. In addition, candidates are to compliment this concerto movement with approximately 15 to 20 minutes of repertoire including: sonata or sonatina movements, French contest works, and unaccompanied pieces, and orchestral excerpts.

Live Audition
Contact the Fred Fox School of Music and Dr. Luce to schedule an audition during one of the regular audition dates or during a time when you wish to visit the University of Arizona. A live audition is preferable as it also allows you the opportunity to visit the campus, meet current students, and discuss the program with the professor.

Recorded Audition
Prepare an unedited video recording of the repertoire outlined above including a memorized performance of the Mozart concerto movement. Record any accompanied works with piano. Additionally, include five minutes of any technique exercise(s) of your choosing in 6 different major and 6 different minor keys (e.g. Taffanel et Gaubert 17 Daily Exercises, Moyse Daily Exercises, etc.). The recording may be physically delivered on digital media or uploaded to Acceptd™ or YouTube™. You may also submit audio or video recordings via email or a file sharing service.

For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Brian Luce at bluce@email.arizona.edu.

Oboe

All applicants:

Prepare all major and minor scales over the full range of the instrument.
Prepare two contrasting études from the following:

  • Barret, Oboe Method
  • Ferling, 48 Etudes

Undergraduate applicants:

Prepare one solo from the repertoire list below (or a work of comparable difficulty). Single movements are acceptable.

Graduate applicants:

Prepare two solos from the repertoire list below (or two works of comparable difficulty). Solos should be drawn from two different historical periods. Single movements are acceptable.

  •  Bellini, Concerto
  •  Britten, Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
  •  Handel, Sonatas
  •  Marcello, Concerto in D minor (or C minor)
  •  Mozart, Concerto in C major
  •  Mozart, Quartet in F major
  •  Saint-Saens, Sonata
  •  Schumann, Three Romances
  •  Strauss, Concerto
  •  Telemann, Sonata in A minor
  •  Vivaldi, Sonatas

For more information, or if you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Sara Fraker at sarafraker@email.arizona.edu.

Bassoon

Performance major

Prepare all major scales up to high C.

Prepare two contrasting works (one technical and one melodic). Examples of technical works include:

  • Concerto by Mozart movement 1 or 3
  • Galliard, Sonata #3 Movement 2
  • Pierne, Solo de Concert
  • Milde, Opus 26, Concert Studies #1

Examples of melodic works include:

  • Concerto by Mozart movement 2
  • Galliard Sonata #3 movement 1
  • Weissenborn, Opus 8 No. 2 (50 studies) No.21

Undergraduate Music Education Major and BA Program

Prepare all major scales up to high Bb.

Prepare two contrasting works (one technical and one melodic). Examples of technical works include:

  • Concerto by Mozart movement #3
  • Weissenborn, Opus 8, No. 2 (50 studies) No.14, No. 22

Examples of melodic works include:

  • Weissenborn Practical Studies, Lesson XX, final duet, second part
  • Concerto in Bb Major, Vivaldi, second movement (Schoenbach/Winstead collection)

For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact Dr. William Dietz at wdietz@email.arizona.edu.

Clarinet

Undergraduate

  • 1. All Major Scales (2-3 Octaves)
  • 2. Two Contrasting Pieces/Etudes of Your Choice

Examples of Preferred Repertoire:

  • Weber: Concerti, Grand Duo, or Concertino
  • Spohr: Concerti
  • Crussel: Concerto
  • Rose: 32 Etudes
  • Rose: 40 Etudes
  • Osborne: Rhapsody
  • Crussel: Concerto
  • Rabaud: Solo de concours
  • Messager: Solo de concours
  • Gaubert: Fantasie
  • Milhaud: Duo Concertant
  • Saint-Saens: Sonata, 1st or 4th movement

Graduate

  • 2-3 contrasting pieces / movements from the standard literature (applicant's choice) Examples include:
    • First movement of a major concerto such as Mozart, Copland, Nielsen, Francaix, Bozza
    • Debussy: Premiere Rhapsodie
    • 20th-century solo piece: Tower, Larsen, Carter, etc.
  • Orchestral Excerpts (choose 3 from the following list showing a range of style and abilities):
    • Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Mvt. 1
    • Beethoven: Symphony No. 8, Mvt. 3
    • Brahms: Symphony No. 3
    • Mendelssohn: Scherzo
    • Kodaly: Galanta Dances
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
    • Sibelius 1, Mvt. 1
    • Stravinsky: Firebird

For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Jackie Glazier at jackieglazier@email.arizona.edu.

Saxophone

For audition requirements go to UA Saxophone Studio Audition Requirements to view/download a PDF with all the information.

For more information, or if you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Edward Goodman at edgoodman@email.arizona.edu.

Horn

For audition requirements go to horn.music.arizona.edu/prospective_students/auditions.html.

For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact Professor Daniel Katzen at dkatzen@email.arizona.edu

Trumpet

For audition requirements go to UA Trumpet Studio Audition Requirements to view/download a PDF with all the information.

For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact Professor Ryan Darke at darke@email.arizona.edu.

Trombone

For audition requirements go to www.cfa.arizona.edu/trombone/auditions.html.

For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact Professor Moises Paiewonsky at mpaiewon@email.arizona.edu.

Tuba/Euphonium

For audition requirements go to www.cfa.arizona.edu/Tuba-Euphonium_Studio/requirements.html.

For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Matt Tropman at tropman@email.arizona.edu.

Percussion

For audition requirements go to www.cfa.arizona.edu/percussion/audition.htm.

For more information or if you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Morris Palter directly at mspalter@email.arizona.edu.