Audition on Bassoon

To gain admission to the B.Mus. in Performance (Bassoon), a student must pass an entrance audition before a faculty jury of three, to be appointed by the chairperson. The audition will occur near the end of the second semester of college and must demonstrate the student’s ability to perform well challenging repertoire representing several historical periods and styles. A student wishing to perform an entrance audition must notify the chairperson in writing at least three weeks prior to the audition. Only after passing the entrance audition may the student declare as a major the B.Mus. in Performance (Bassoon). A prospective candidate for the B.Mus. in Performance (Bassoon) may declare a major in Music prior to the semesters stated above but will be listed as a candidate for the B.A. Music until he or she passes the audition. A student who does not pass the entrance audition in the second semester may have a second opportunity in the third semester. Repertoire Requirements for the Audition for the Bachelor of Music in Performance (Bassoon) For entrance into the degree program Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, the applicant on bassoon must demonstrate:

1) Advanced progress in standard etude or technical exercise literature, such as:

  • Weissenborn. Fifty Advanced Studies
  • Ozi. 42 Caprices
  • Orefici. Twenty Melodic Studies
  • Milde. Concert Studies

2) Proficiency in preparation and performance of a standard solo representative of those listed below from the standard etude, solo and orchestral literature.


  • Orefici. Twenty Melodic Studies
  • Ozi. Forty-two Caprices


  • Bach. Cello Suites
  • Besozzi. Sonata
  • Bozza. Recit, Sicilienne et Rondo
  • Dunhill. Lyric Suite
  • Elgar. Romance
  • Fasch. Sonata
  • Galliard. Six Sonatas
  • Grovlez. Sicilienne et Allegro Giocoso
  • Hindemith. Sonate
  • Hummel. Grand Concerto
  • Kozeluh. Concerto
  • Mozart. Concerto
  • Osborne. Rhapsody
  • Saint-Saens. Sonate
  • Vivaldi. Concerto in A minor
  • Weber. Concerto, Op. 75
  • Weber. Ungarische Fantasie
  • Weiner. Concerto for Bassoon, Op. 21

Orchestral Excerpts

  • Standard excerpts, likely to be asked at orchestral auditions

Woodwind Ensembles

  • Various - as arranged