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Audition Material Requirements for Pre-Screening

All applicants must submit four separate audio recording examples. Each selection must be uploaded as a separate file and must be named as follows: ComposerName_Title (e.g. “Brahms_CelloSonataNo2.mp3”)

Woodwinds, Piano, and Strings

  1. The following repertoire by instrument:
    • Flute: First movement of a Mozart concerto
    • Oboe: Two contrasting movements from a work or works by J. S. Bach
    • Clarinet: First movement of a Mozart or Weber concerto
    • Bassoon: First movement of a Mozart or Weber concerto
    • Piano: A substantial first movement from a sonata by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, or Schubert
    • Violin: Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied J. S. Bach sonata or partita
    • Viola: Two contrasting movements from a J. S. Bach suite, sonata, or partita
    • Cello: Two contrasting movements from a J. S. Bach suite
    • Bass: Two contrasting movements from a J. S. Bach suite
  2. A movement from a standard concerto or sonata
  3. A contrasting movement or brief work of your choice
  4. A movement from a standard work of chamber music (with complete ensemble). Chamber music repertoire must be a trio or larger. If there are multiples of your instrument, please indicate which part you are playing (e.g. first or second violin, clarinet or bass clarinet).

Brass

  1. The following repertoire by instrument:
    • Horn: First movement from a concerto by Mozart (nos. 2, 3 or 4) or R. Strauss
    • Trumpet: First movement from a concerto by Haydn or Hummel
    • Trombone (tenor): One selection from Eugene Bozza’s Treize Etudes Caprices
    • Bass Trombone: One work by Eric Ewazen
  2. A movement from a standard concerto or sonata
  3. A contrasting movement or brief work of your choice
  4. A movement from a standard work of chamber music (with complete ensemble). Chamber music repertoire must be a trio or larger. If there are multiples of your instrument, please indicate which part you are playing (e.g. first or second trumpet).

Percussion

  1. A 4–5 minute excerpt of a multi-percussion work of your choice
  2. A 4–5 minute excerpt of a contemporary four-mallet work of your choice
  3. One selection of your choice from Elliott Carter’s Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
  4. A movement from a standard work of chamber music (with complete ensemble). Chamber music repertoire must be a trio or larger. If there are multiple percussionists, please indicate which part you are playing.

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