Indiana University

Audition Information

Bassoon Requirements

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.)

All applicants should prepare:

  • 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);
  • The chromatic scale (your full range); major and minor (harmonic, melodic) scales and major and minor triads (all at least 2 octaves).
Master of Music (M.M.)
Performer Diploma-Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)

All applicants should prepare:

  • Mozart, Bassoon Concerto-movements I and II with cadenzas;
  • One contrasting work of the candidate's choice;
  • A Milde Concert Study, Vol. I;
  • Four orchestral excerpts: Mozart, Marriage of Figaro; Ravel, Bolero; Beethoven, Symphony No 4/I Movement IV and Rimsky-Korsakov,
  • Scheherazade/Movement II, both cadenzas;
  • The 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.)

Doctor of Music applicants must submit a prescreening recording (compact disc) to be considered for a live audition. Recordings must be submitted online to the Office of Music Admissions by the December 1, 2013 application deadline. Auditions will take place during the February and March audition weekends on Friday, February 7, 2014 and Friday, March 7, 2014 by invitation only. 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.

All recordings must be submitted online, please click here for detailed information.

Requested repertoire is as follows:

All applicants should prepare:

  • Mozart, Bassoon Concerto-movements 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: Mozart, Marriage of Figaro; Ravel, Bolero; Beethoven, Symphony No. 4/I Movement IV and Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade/Movement II, both cadenzas; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4/ Movement II and Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9/ Movements 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.