Wind and Percussion Area

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

Flute

Prepare two contrasting works, one demonstrating technical proficiency and another, lyricism from the list below. 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
FAURE: Fantaisie, Op. 79
GANNE: Andante et Scherzo
GODARD: Suite de Trois Morceaux, movements I and II
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 during 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.

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.